Propolis is used most often in the form of 20% tincture with 96 degrees alcohol, which is prepared as follows: take 20 g of propolis, purified from solids, crush and place in a dark glass bowl, pour 80 ml of 96 degrees alcohol, close tightly and carefully stir 20-30 minutes. Keep 7-10 days (depending on the disease) with daily shaking. After that propolis tincture is placed in a dark cool place (like the refrigerator) for 2-3 days (do not stir), then it is filtered through a thin layer of cotton wool, embedded into the funnel. You get a yellowish-brown liquid that can be stored from one month to a year, depending on the concentration, the infusion time and other factors. In some diseases, you use different concentrations of propolis tincture. Remaining after filtration on cotton substance is not used, it should be discarded. Most often, you should drink long (month or more) propolis tincture, so you can cook it at once in bulk, for example: 100 g of propolis and 400 ml of alcohol. If you need to make 5% propolis tincture, then take 5 grams of propolis and 95 ml of alcohol.
You can prepare a tincture of propolis with 30 C or 40 C alcohol, but the most effective propolis tincture is prepared with 70-96 C alcohol. Use them externally. Propolis tincture is applied to the affected area with a cotton swab. With the drying up a thin film that appears, that protects the affected area.
In addition it should be noted also the antiseptic, analgesic and antipruritic benefits of bee propolis and its property to eliminate vascular spasms. All this promotes rapid healing of the affected area. In diseases and injuries of the mucous membranes of the mouth you make 3-4 lubrications with 4.2% propolis tincture. This has a positive effect on gingivitis and stomatitis.
Propolis tincture successfully treat chronic suppurative otitis of middle ear. For this purpose, 40% alcohol tincture of propolis is mixed with vegetable oil (1:4). Gauze impregnated with the resulting oil-alcohol emulsion is applied daily at night to the ear canal. A course of treatment is 10-15 procedures (depending on the severity of the inflammatory process).
Inhalation of 5% aqueous-alcoholic solution of propolis successfully is used in diseases of the upper respiratory tract.
Chronic pharyngitis – inflammation of the pharynx – is treated usually very difficult. Use for this purpose lubricating of mucous membrane of the back wall of the throat with 30% propolis tincture, mixed with glycerol in a 1:2 ratio and you get better results than the other treatments.
3% propolis tincture is more effective in the treatment of erosions, inflammation of the vagina and cervix of various etiologies (caused by Trichomonas, pathogenic fungi, etc.) than any drugs.
Propolis tincture to treat hair loss
For the treatment of breeding and total hair loss you can daily rub the skin with 30% propolis tincture with 96 C alcohol.
Propolis tincture to treat inflammation of the middle ear
When you have inflammation of the middle ear, good results are obtained after injection of a gauze, impregnated with 30% propolis tincture with 70 C alcohol, infused over 2-3 days into the ear canal. Tampons are changed daily, the course of treatment is 10-15 days. When you have purulent inflammation of the middle ear you put the gauze pads, soaked in 20% propolis tincture with 96 C alcohol, infused 7-10 days into the ear canal. Tampons are also changed every day, the time of treatment longer, 20-25 days.
Propolis tincture to treat inflammation of the vagina
When you have the inflammation of the vagina and cervix caused by pathogens (trichomoniasis, staphylococcus, streptococcus, etc.), use douching or tampons soaked in 3% propolis tincture (one-week-old) with 96 C alcohol. Douching or grouting should be done daily, preferably overnight, for 7-10 days. The effect of treatment is higher than the use of traditional medicines. Only 1% of patients had allergic phenomena, which ceased after the abolition of propolis.
Hard wounds after gynecological operations are better and faster healed after daily wetting of places with 15% propolis tincture with 96 C alcohol.
Propolis tincture to treat angina
Chronic pharyngitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, sore throat are successfully treated with 20-30% propolis tincture with 96 C alcohol, diluted 1:1 in water sweetened with honey. In milder forms of inflammation of the pharynx the daily smearing of the sinuses and mouth is enough. In severe forms you drink 1 tbsp 3 times a day before meals. For children, the dose should be reduced according to age (from 40 drops to 1 teaspoon or dessert spoon). If children or infants can not tolerate spirits, it is better to use the propolis water decoction of the same concentration. About the preparation of aqueous extracts of propolis we have already mentioned above, and they can be applied in larger doses that are selected individually depending on the age, the extent and nature of the disease. In milder forms of inflammation of the respiratory system you can take 2-3 tbsp 3 times a day before meals. It is useful to rinse the oropharynx with the same infusion. In severe forms of bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, as well as inflammation of the kidneys you take 100-200 ml of 30% aqueous propolis tincture, you can improve the taste by mixing it with one spoon of honey.The course of treatment depends on the extent and nature of the disease: 5 to 60 days.
Propolis tincture for the treatment of venous ulcers
When you have non-healing venous ulcers of the lower extremities you can use propolis aerosols and once a day smear ulcers, or make gauze dressings impregnated with this spray. Propolis aerosol is prepared as follows: 5% tincture of 96 C alcohol you keep three days, filter it and mix with sea buckthorn, or apricot or peach oil in the ratio of 1:2, boil for 5 minutes and filter again. Before use, the mixture is mixed with novocaine at a ratio of 1:2.
Propolis tincture to treat stomach ulcers
For gastric and duodenal ulcers you can use tincture of propolis on unsalted butter: 10% tincture of propolis with 96 C alcohol are infused for 3-5 days, mixed with butter in a ratio of 10:1, brought to a boil, filtered through cotton wool in hot and you can take 20-30 drops with water or milk 3 times a day 1 hour before meal. Course of treatment: 20 days. For some patients is better, if this potion is not made with butter, but with the sea-buckthorn. Other patients take 1 tsp with the warm milk also 3 times a day 1 hour before meal. Likewise you can treat gastritis, acute and chronic colitis. Many patients prefer to take 20-30% propolis tincture, 60 drops in a cup of milk 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals, when they have a stomach ulcer. We must remember that treatment with propolis increases the acidity of gastric juice.
Propolis tincture for the treatment of sinusitis
When you have antritises, when antibiotics and sulfanilamides have no effect, you can take 10% week-old propolis tincture with 96 C alcohol, which is injected into the maxillary sinus by puncture: 2-5 punctures at intervals of 2-3 days. If you have intolerance to this infusion you can dilute it with distilled water. It is only necessary to use a tincture carefully filtered and warmed to body temperature. At home when you have a purulent sinusitis you drip in the nose 20% week-old propolis infusion with 96 C alcohol, diluted in half with sunflower, sea buckthorn or other vegetable oil, if the tincture acts too annoying, then use 20-30% water decoction of propolis. At a cold you can use 20% propolis tincture in 96 degree alcohol, diluted in half with water, you can inject it into the sinuses on a gauze pad, soaking them in this tincture, or drip in the nose 20% aqueous extract of propolis to 5 drops at times.
There are numerous reports of the high efficiency of water extracts of propolis, some argue that the aqueous propolis extract is even better than alcohol tinctures. In any case, it is well established that antibiotic substances of propolis do not lose their therapeutic properties even after prolonged boiling.
It is usually prepared 20% aqueous propolis. Take 20 g of propolis (peeled and crushed, as always when making propolis drugs), pour 80 ml of boiling water, mix thoroughly, put in a water bath for 1-3 hours, cover with a lid, but occasionally stir. After the water bath the broth of propolis in the hot is filtered through a thin layer of cotton wool, embedded into the funnel. Cotton with the remainings of propolis you can throw. The broth is cooled. If the wax passes through the filter, it freezes on the surface of the broth, and it is removed. So you get the light yellow slightly cloudy liquid, and which is applicable. It should be stored in a dark container, tightly closed, in refrigerator or other cool place, and not more than a week.
At home, instead of a water bath propolis is simply boiled in an enamel pot for 2-3 hours with constant stirring, and then filtered and used.
Because the aqueous propolis is taken in large quantities for a long time (usually take 1-3 tablespoons of infusion three times a day before meals and drink a month or more to complete the recovery), you canprepare at a time 400 ml of infusion . To do this, take 100 grams of propolis. Buy on the market crumbly propolis, with impurities of wax, wood shavings, chips, then you will be assured that such propolis was not boiled.