Uses of Propolis as a Natural Medicine Remedy

Uses of Propolis as a Natural Medicine Remedy

For thousands of years, Propolis has played a prominent role in naturopathy. Its complex composition and effects determine the diverse areas of application of this valuable bee product in traditional health care, often referred to as a “natural antibiotic”. In this article, we will outline some of the areas where natural healing practices benefit from Propolis.





Propolis is prescribed by many natural practitioners as a supporting substance in the context of therapies which aim to detoxify the body. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, Propolis can be particularly suitable for supplementing such therapies: The flavonoids contained in the tincture are able to neutralise free radicals in the body. When using Propolis as part of detox programmes, the tincture can be consumed before meals (preferably 30 minutes before) so that the natural product can develop its full effect.


Skin Problems and Inflammation of Mucous Membranes



Propolis has been used as a remedy for various ulcers, wounds and skin problems since ancient times. Even today, many practitioners who apply naturopathic and alternative healing methods rely on Propolis for skin problems. Science is increasingly researching the specific properties of bee resin that explain its positive effect on such complaints. Its antibacterial and antifungal effect is of key importance in this context.

For example, Propolis is used to treat minor wounds and aphthae on the oral mucosa, but it can also be used to treat eczema, skin irritation, fungal infections or herpes. There are already multiple studies showing the effectiveness of Propolis in the case of oral herpes. The direct application of highly concentrated tincture (30%) to the affected area is particularly helpful for pimples. This is particularly interesting for patients who prefer to resort to purely natural remedies when combating severe pimples. Finally, Propolis is also used in medical foot care due to its antifungal properties.



Keep in mind that, if you would like to apply the 30% Organic Propolis Tincture directly and undiluted to the skin in order to achieve a particularly concentrated effect, a temporary change in skin colour (yellowish) is possible in the treated area. Depending on the circumstances, it may be appropriate to dilute the tincture.


Strengthening the Body's Defences



Propolis is often used as a natural remedy to strengthen the immune system. Especially during the cold season and, in general, when the seasons change, it can be very useful to support the body's defences in a natural way.

Propolis can also be used as a natural remedy for colds, viruses and acute symptoms such as sore throat or, depending on the situation, as an accompaniment to medical treatment.


Dental Problems and Oral Hygiene



Another traditional use of Propolis is in the area of natural dental medicine. One of the most common uses of the substance is for maintaining healthy oral hygiene. A completely natural antibacterial mouthwash (or gargle solution) can be made by simply diluting propolis tincture in a little water. Due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect, propolis is also used for various problems in the mouth or as an analgesic. Dentists working in the field of naturopathy may also use Propolis as a complementary treatment in more complex cases.



There are many other specific applications of Propolis in naturopathy and alternative medicine. Depending on the area and the treatment recommendation of the doctor or alternative practitioner, the patient can benefit from the natural power of bees to replace or support conventional therapies in many cases.

The use of Propolis as part of a therapy must always be in line with the instructions of the treating doctor or alternative practitioner. Among other things, possible allergies or interactions with medication must be taken into account. As always, it is recommended to pay particular attention to the quality and concentration of the used Propolis tincture, preferably of organic origin. Look around!



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