Bee Propolis Tincture
For use on the skin apply propolis tincture by dripping a drop or two on the affected area and distributing it with your finger (cotton bud absorbs much of the tincture but can be used when needed). Soon the alcohol will evaporate and only propolis film will be left covering and healing affected area. Apply 2-3 times a day. Especially after washing the affected area.
For use in the mouth, dilute a small amount (3-5 drops) of propolis in 50ml water. Rinse the mouth or gargle the mixture for a while before spitting it out.
What is propolis?
Did you know that honey isn’t the only thing that bees make? Bees also produce a compound called propolis from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their hives. This is propolis.
Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used propolis for its medicinal properties. Greeks used it to treat abscesses. Assyrians put it on wounds and tumors to fight infection and help the healing process. Egyptians used it to embalm mummies.
Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body.
Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection. They’re commonly found in foods thought to have antioxidant properties.
What the research says
Propolis is found to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. But scientific research on propolis is limited. Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but the bee product appears to provide protection from some bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing. It was found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth.
It also was found that a typical propolis alcoholic extract (tincture) was more effective than a steroid cream in reducing mast cells in oral surgery wounds. Mast cells are associated with inflammation and slowed wound healing.
Cold sores and genital herpes
Propolis tincture may help speed healing time and reduce symptoms in both cold sores and sores from genital herpes.
It was found when propolis was applied three times a day, it helped to heal cold sores faster than no treatment. The researchers found propolis not only reduced the amount of herpes virus present in a person’s body, but also protected the body against future cold sore breakouts.
There is not yet enough evidence to determine whether or not propolis products are safe, but they’re not considered high-risk. People typically take in some propolis when they eat honey. However, if you have an allergy to honey or bees, you will also have a reaction to products containing propolis. Propolis may also cause its own allergic reaction when used for a long time.
Beekeepers are some of the people most likely to have a propolis allergy because they’re around the compound so much. The typical allergic reaction is an eczema-like skin breakout. Talk to your doctor before adding propolis to your treatment plan, especially if you have existing allergies or asthma.
This high grade and concentration propolis tincture produced in Lithuanua, EU.
Bee Propolis Tincture 10ml
Lithuanian Bee Propolis Tincture 30ml - anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, helps heal burns, wounds, fungal infections, supports immune system taken orally as drops, prevents teeth decay.