You will need
  • - Ethyl alcohol 70-degree
  • - Propolis
  • - Mortar (mill, hammer and canvas) for grinding of raw materials
  • - Fridge
  • - Glass container
  • - Pharmaceutical preparations of propolis
  • Annotation to medication
  • - Consultation of the doctor
Prepare alcohol tincture of propolis independently. Depending on the prescription, the concentration of this product of beekeeping you can make from 5% to 50%. Often used 20% tincture. For her to need 100 ml of 70 ° ethanol and 20 g of propolis.
- Give propolis freeze in the refrigerator for up to a fragile state. Grind it in a mortar or grinder. Can be enjoyed raw with a piece of clean cotton cloth and pound it with a hammer;
- Pour the propolis and alcohol in a glass container and close tightly. Steep for a fortnight at room temperature, every day, thoroughly shaking the vessel.
You can make a "quick" alcohol tincture of propolis, if you want to use the tool. To do this, take the components in the right proportions; propolis grind, and alcohol heat in a water bath to 50 degrees (not boil!). Stir in the powder and stir until dissolved.
Pour the propolis tincture in a bottle of dark glass and put in a cool place (e.g. in a wooden Cabinet with blind doors). To store propolis in the refrigerator is not recommended, as excessive exposure it may lose its healing properties. Pre-infusion, you can strain or pour the upper liquid before each use without disturbing the sediment.
Use alcohol tincture only by prescription and in the recommended doses. Eliminate allergies - usually a negative reaction is happening to all the bee products. Dissolve propolis need in very small proportions. So, to lift the immunity times a day taking only 15 drops of tincture in a glass of water. Overdose this means, however, can depress the immune system.
Dilute propolis tincture, depending on the specific disease. For example (mixing ratio for adults):
- With a cold - tablespoon water 10 drops;
- For rinsing sore throat - 10 ml / 100 g of water;
- Gastric ulcer add 20 drops in milk and drink one hour after meals 3 times a day;
- With otitis media in the ear canal is injected gauze rolls soaked in propolis.
Buy in a drugstore ready-made products based on propolis. Doctors often prescribe aqueous suspension (especially children) both internally and externally. It contains extract active substances of propolis in a small amount. Hoods are also used with the approval of the beauticians. When diluted propolis oil or vaseline, the ointment has a regenerative effect on the skin and fights fungus.
Dilute aqueous suspension of propolis is usually recommended in boiled water. For example:
- 1:1 for irrigation and the manufacture of a lotion for wounds and ulcers. Propolis kills germs and acts as a local analgesic;
- 1:2 – for antibacterial and antiviral drops in conjunctivitis and rhinitis. During epidemics of influenza prevention can be instilled diluted suspension into the nose to 5 drops 2 times a day.