Basics about propolis
Bees couldn’t leave the protection and security of their beehive in the hands of enemies of the kingdom: viruses, bacterial, fungi etc, which are formed by the decomposition of pests that enter the swarm. Some examples are creatures like worms, rats, moths, spiders, etc. To combat these they discovered a resin that comes from the bark of trees which they process and use to close cracks in the honeycomb. Today this resin is known as Propolis, and it has fantastic antibiotic properties. This is how the bees protect and maintain the honey and the entire honeycomb germ-free.
Aristotle used propolis as a remedy for many different illnesses, and Pliny used it for skin sores. In some nervous disorders, propolis based treatment gave good results. In modern times, a balm made from propolis and petroleum jelly was used in wartime to fight infections from wounds.
Russian and Polish researchers found that propolis was effective against bacillus from tuberculosis and equally effective against certain types of fungi resistant to common treatments, like “candidiasis.”
It has been proven that one of the characteristics of bee propolis is that it strengthens the defenses of the organism, or its immune system, which makes it doubly effective against all types of infections. Beginning in the seventies, a great interest began to grow in the study of this product in Yugoslavia, Russia and Poland, and other parts of the world. A French scientist named Lavie, as well as a Polish pharmaceutical laboratory, have demonstrated the great properties that propolis has against certain types of Fungi and Bacteria.
The Director of the research center, Biotica Mitja, recommended propolis as the first non-toxic antibacterial agent, demonstrating its effectiveness against the common cold.
Therapeutic Properties of Propolis
Antifungal, probably due to the presence of caffeine acid, pinocembrina and pinobanksina. Anti-inflammatory and Healing properties. Strengthens the immune system. Helps in the formation of antibodies like phagocytes, in general increasing resistance to infections. This antibiotic effect, as much bacteriostatic as bactericidal, makes it very active against Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, salmonella proteus vulgarism, E Coli, Koch’s bacillus and others. The sum total of components that make up propolis cause it to be beneficial against a large variety of illnesses like: anemia, anorexia nervosa, Respiratory infections and diseases, ulcers and fever blisters, warts or papillae (benign tumors) treated locally. Fungal, Bacterial and Viral infections like Herpes Simplex. Vaginal trichomoniasis. Acne, Polyps, Earache, Pyorrhea and Gingivitis, Improvements, Varicose Veins, Eczema, Gastritis, Suodemum Elcers, Diarrhea, Diverticulitis, Psoriasis, Insomnia, depression and nervousness.
Some new experiences that have occurred with propolis leave the door wide open for treatments of some resistant illnesses which until now have been incurable, like: progressive neuromuscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, thyroid conditions, rheumatic fever, osteoarthritis and herpes.
Bee Propolis Has no side effects
No side effects are known of its internal and external use. Even the ingestion of larger quantities produces only a slight case of diarrhea, without other complications. Some people nevertheless could show signs of some small allergic reaction, which simply means that they should start with smaller doses.
Recommended dosage of propolis:
The most common dosage is 6 pills a day (2 after each meal). In chronic or serious cases it is possible to take as many as 12 pills daily, lowering the intake when the infection, which is commonly associated with fever, has subsided.
3 tablets per day are recommended for preventative maintenance.
To maintain general health it is recommended that you take 3 pills of propolis daily.
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