People have long known about the healing properties of propolis. Two thousand years ago, Roman and Greek healers recorded the recipes and methods of using this beekeeping product in the treatment and prevention of various diseases. Translated from the Greek word means "close up", "gloss over."
In this article we will look at what bee propolis is, talk about propolis ointments and learn how to make propolis ointment at home.
Table of Contents
- What is bee propolis?
- The healing properties of propolis
- What do they help?
- What are there?
- How to make at home?
- ; AREAJoint pain
- Features of the use of propolis for children
- Contraindications for use
- Propolis spray
- How to apply sprays from cough to the throat?
What is bee propolis?
Propolis is a bee glue used by bees to gloss over gaps and isolate foreign objects in the hive, as well as to disinfect honeycombs. It is a solid plastic substance of dark green, brown or yellowish color.
It has a characteristic bitter taste , it smells like honey and wax. Bees make propolis by mixing collected pollen with their secret from the jaw glands.
The healing properties of propolis
Propolis naturally has the properties of a pharmaceutical antibiotic and at the same time helps strengthen the immune system and has no side effects. In its composition there are flavonoids and phytoncides. These are powerful antioxidants that are known to fight cancer and slow down aging. Used as a tool:
- pressure normalization;
- improve blood formation;
- antimicrobial and antiviral effects;
- antifungal and antiparasitic;
- diuretic and choleretic.
The medicinal properties of this substance have served its wide use in the field of dentistry, gynecology, dermatology and pediatrics. In medicine, homeopathic ointment with propolis, spray for throat with propolis is used.
What do they help?
The tool is used in the form of tinctures, ointments, sprays, as well as in natural form. In all of these use cases, it treats skin diseases, colds and coughs, joint diseases, hemorrhoids. In addition, the constant use of ointment helps to look younger.
The same properties as an ointment.
What are there?
There are several types of propolis ointment:
- vaseline 10%, 5%;
- with wax;
- on vegetable oil( sunflower, olive);
- with fish oil, with lard, with butter.
Percent refers to the proportion of propolis in the composition of the ointment. For example, 10% ointment contains 10 g of propolis per 100 g of base( vaseline, fat).5% - 5 g per 100 g basis.
How to make at home?
At home on a different basis, propolis ointment is prepared in similar ways. In general, the process consists of several simple steps.
At first, the fatty base is heated or melted, brought to a boil. Then to it is added purified crushed propolis. Products are mixed to a uniform consistency, after which the mixture is filtered and cooled. Such ointment is stored in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator.
Recipe 1: “Prepare on sea buckthorn oil”
Let's look at how to make propolis ointment on sea buckthorn at home. This ointment has wound-healing, moisturizing and disinfecting properties. For the preparation you will need:
- 20 g of crushed propolis without wax content;
- 100 g sea buckthorn oil.
Ingredients in one pot heat up in a water bath for half an hour. The resulting mixture is filtered through cheesecloth and cooled. Apply this ointment directly on the wound or on the bandage. It is used to relieve pain, treat inflammation, hemorrhoids.
Recipe 2: "On vegetable oil"
How to make propolis ointment at home on vegetable oil? Soft ointment based on sunflower oil treats skin diseases, wounds, and ulcers. Necessary products for the preparation of this option:
- 20 g of propolis;
- 95 g of vegetable oil.
The product is crushed and, together with the oil, heated in a water bath. The warm mixture is filtered and allowed to cool, after which the ointment is applied externally.
Recipe 3: “From butter and yolk”
Propolis ointment based on oil with the addition of yolk is used in cosmetic body care. It has a beneficial effect on the skin and hair. The following ingredients are needed for the preparation:
- 1 tbsp.lpropolis oil;
- 1 tbsp.lhoney;
- 1 tsp.lemon juice;
- 1 yolk.
All products are thoroughly mixed until a homogeneous mass. Ointment is used as a mask for hair. It is applied for a while on a clean head, then washed off with warm water.
Instructions for use of homeopathic ointments based on propolis
Now let's find out about the instructions for using propolis ointment in different areas.
Ointment is widely used, in particular for the treatment of:
- for catarrhal and viral diseases;
- acne and acne;
- corns and corns;
- ulcers and wounds;
- boils and boils.
In some cases it is more convenient to apply ointment with a thick layer on clean skin, in others - on a bandage. To do this, put the mixture on gauze fabric and place it on the desired area of skin. Dressings are made every three to four hours.
The most popular remedy for psoriasis is propolis ointment. In its treatment, it has a painkiller, regenerating and anti-inflammatory effect on the affected skin. For use with this purpose, the ointment should be watery in consistency, which facilitates its application.
Plaques affected by plaque are first treated with hydrogen peroxide, and then excess moisture is removed with cotton wool or fabric. A dressing is applied to the prepared skin with an ointment that needs to be changed several times during the day. The course of treatment of psoriasis continues until complete recovery.
Ointment with 15% propolis is best suited for healing and healing wounds. It is applied to a dressing that is changed once a day or two .If necessary, a tampon with this ointment can be placed in the wound cavity and replaced every two to three days. This method of application prevents the development of gangrene.
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For the treatment of hemorrhoids with cracks and nodes recommended 10% ointment. It is used 2-3 times a day, smearing damage. The propolis composition in the form of candles also copes well with this problem. The course of treatment lasts until recovery.
To cure a runny nose with propolis ointment, it is necessary to lubricate the nasal mucosa with it several times a day. For the same can be used blurred turunda.
Joint pain can be relieved by first applying propolis ointment. Further use of this tool already has a therapeutic effect. The approximate duration of the course is two weeks, the field of which is taken and the course is repeated.