Propolis tincture: application and medicinal properties
Application propolis application found in ancient times. Alcoholic tincture has antiseptic( antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal), wound healing, analgesic, antipruritic, deodorizing, antitoxic and antioxidant effects, removes vascular spasms, reduces blood clotting, stimulates protective reactions of the human body and regenerates tissue, stimulates metabolic processes. All these properties in the complex contribute to a faster healing of the affected areas.
Propolis is most often used as a 20% tincture on 70 or 96-degree alcohol. How to make a tincture of propolis, we now tell you: 20 g of purified propolis is ground, placed in a glass dark dish, pouring 80 ml of alcohol, then tightly closed and mixed thoroughly for half an hour. Insist from a week to 10 days( this depends on the specific disease), while daily shaken. Then tincture is placed in a cool place( refrigerator) for a couple of days to settle( you can not shake), then it must be filtered through a thin layer of cotton wool, which is put into the funnel. The liquid turns yellowish brown, which can be stored from one month to a year, the shelf life depends on the time of infusion, concentration and other factors. Tinctures and other concentrations are used in certain diseases. Note that the substance left on the cotton wool after filtration should not be used, it must be discarded. Propolis tincture usually drink a month or more, for this reason, you can prepare it in large quantities, for example, 100 g of product per 400 ml of alcohol. In the case when you need to prepare a tincture of propolis 5 percent, you should take 95 grams of propolis per 95 ml of alcohol. The tincture has a peculiar, very pleasant smell. It tastes bitter in taste. Tincture is applied to the affected area with a cotton swab. And when drying a thin film is formed, which protects the lesion.
Propolis tincture: an application for the treatment of hair loss
As a remedy for the treatment of total or nest hair loss, a 30% tincture is applied on 96-degree alcohol. To do this, daily, rub it into the skin.
Tincture of propolis: an application for the treatment of inflammatory processes of the vagina
In cases of erosions, inflammations of the cervix or vagina caused by pathogenic microorganisms( streptococci, trichomoniasis, staphylococcus, etc.), tampons impregnated with a 3% weekly tincture or syringing are used. Tamponing or syringing should be done daily, best at night, 7-10 days. The effect of treatment at this is higher than with the use of traditional medicines. And wounds that hard and long heal after gynecological operations, heal faster and better after wetting the patient places with a 15% tincture of propolis per alcohol.
Tincture of propolis: application for the treatment of sinusitis
In cases when purulent sinusitis did not have the effect of treatment with sulfanilamide preparations and antibiotics, a 10% weekly tincture on alcohol 96% was administered, which was injected into the maxillary sinuses with punctures: from 2 to 5puncture with interruptions in a couple of days. Tincture can be diluted with distilled water with intolerance. Before use, the liquid must be carefully filtered and heated to body temperature. With purulent genyantritis at home, a 20% alcoholic weekly tincture, diluted in half with sea-buckthorn, sunflower or any other vegetable oil, is dripped into the nose;if the alcoholic liquid acts very irritatingly, then a water broth( 20-30 percent) of propolis is buried in the nose. And with a cold, alcoholic tincture of propolis, 20%, diluted with water in equal proportions, is injected into the sinuses of the nose with gauze tampons soaked in this solution, or the nose is dripped with 20 percent aqueous infusion, 5 drops at a time.
Tincture of propolis: treatment of middle ear inflammations
Effective results in the treatment of ear inflammation are observed after the introduction of an alcohol impregnated with 30% two-day tincture of gauze tampons in the ear canal. Tampons are changed every day, the treatment lasts approximately 2 weeks. In the case of purulent inflammation of the middle ear, tampons made of gauze moistened with a 20% weekly tincture of alcohol are injected into the ear canal. Tampons also change daily, treatment - 3 weeks.
Tincture of propolis: treatment of angina, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis
Chronic rhinitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis and sore throats are successfully treated with a 20-30 percent propolis tincture on alcohol, diluted with sweetened honey 1: 1.With mild forms of inflammation of the oropharynx, daily lubrications of the sinuses of the nose and oral cavity are sufficient. And in severe forms, the liquid should be administered orally three times a day, a tablespoon before meals. For children, the dose is reduced depending on the age. If children do not transfer tinctures to alcohol, it is better to use water broths of the same concentration. With inflammation of the respiratory organs of the lung forms, you can use 2 tbsp tincture.before meals three times a day;it is also useful to rinse with the same infusion and oropharynx. With bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia or inflammation of the kidneys, 30% aqueous infusion of 100-200 ml is taken;To improve the taste, mix the infusion with a spoonful of honey. The time of treatment depends on the nature and extent of the disease: usually from a week to two months.
Tincture of propolis in the treatment of stomach ulcers
For ulcers of the duodenum and stomach, tincture in butter( unsalted) is applied: 10% tincture on alcohol, infused for three days, mix with butter( 10: 1 ratio), bring to a boil, filtered hot through gauze and take on with milk or water three times a day for an hour before eating 25 drops. Treatment lasts 20 days. Some people are helped better by this tincture, when it is made not on creamy, but on sea buckthorn oil.
Taking advantage of this drug, it must be remembered that it is contraindicated for individual intolerance, acute eczema, the presence of allergic reactions to bee products.