colds, accompanied by cough or sore throat, can be considered the most common health problem most people in the autumn-winter-spring period, that is, most of the year.If you do not want to constantly take antibiotics, there are handfuls of cough lozenges and drink special potions, you can try to get rid of the unpleasant symptoms by using propolis - full of natural resources, which has strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Propolis - useful properties and composition
Propolis - a substance that bees produce so-called "bee resin" used them to protect the hive from insects and as a disinfectant from a variety of harmful microorganisms.The composition of propolis are tarry substances released by plants to protect, wax, pollen and bee secret maxillary glands.All these components make propolis one of the most effective means for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory, urinary organs and female genital mutilation, as well as to strengthen the immune system, cardiovascular
Among the useful properties of propolis deserve special attention of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.Included in the propolis flavonoids and fenokisloty destroying gram positive and gram negative bacteria, protozoa, fungi and pathogenic viruses.In addition, propolis stimulates the immune system, strengthens the walls of capillaries, lowers blood pressure, normalize digestion and the production of bile and has a wound-healing properties.Its efficacy in the treatment of ENT diseases is confirmed not only practice, but proven by scientific studies done by scientists from different countries.
Treatment goals propolis - recipes
1. If you tickle in the throat, cough slack and runny nose can stop progression of the disease with the help of propolis - just cut a small - a chewing gum, a piece of propolis and chew it infor 30 minutes.After that, throw a piece and 3 hours later to take a new one.For treating viral colds and sufficient 2 days of this therapy to completely eradicate the symptoms of the disease;
2. Gargling - for gargling, you can use water and alcohol tincture of propolis.In 1 tablespoon of boiled warm water add 1 tablespoon of 10 or 20% alcohol solution of propolis and gargle 4-6 times a day for 2-3 days.For the treatment of children, pregnant women and patients who have alcohol is contraindicated, the water used propolis tincture.For its production of 20 g of crushed propolis pour 1 tablespoon of warm water and heated in a water bath almost to boiling, kept at the same temperature for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly.Undertaking the solution is filtered and used for rinsing.Also an aqueous solution of propolis may be prepared in another way - 50g propolis pour hot water and left for a day in a thermos, then filtered and diluted with water before use in a ratio of 1: 1;
3. Inhalation propolis - help with a strong dry cough, bronchitis, sore throat or laryngitis.To prepare the solution for inhalation 2 tbsp alcohol tincture of propolis, or about 50 grams of dry matter is added to 1 liter of boiling water;
4. Ointment with propolis - excellent for the treatment of angina and pharyngitis, for its preparation 150 ml of alcohol tincture of propolis mixed with 100 mg of glycerin, add a bit of peach oil and the resulting mixture is used to lubricate the throat and prepare compresses.
Propolis - enough to secure means, the only contraindication to the use of propolis inside - is allergic to bee products.