Propolis has been used as a powerful healer for hundreds of centuries. Hippocrates -considered the father of medicine - used to prescribe the use of propolis to help heal sores and ulcers. Trough out the ages, propolis has been used for prevention and healing of wide spectrum of conditions and here I will present you with a collection of old time remedies that are as effective today as they once were. Let's take a peek in the past.
Sore Throat: Put a lump of propolis in your mouth and let it melt. As you swallow the propolis rich saliva, your throat is getting disinfected in this antibiotic bath.The juice is bitter, but it reduces the swelling and usually the infection clears overnight.
Bruises: Combine propolis with honey, apply this ointment to gauze and use as a bandage dressing. Wrap dressing around the affected area and let it stay overnight. Applied daily, the bruises are healed in several of days.
Cuts and Skin Blemishes: To speed up healing and guard against infection, treat minor cuts and scrapes with propolis tea. This tea also can help with skin irritations, pimples, acne and skin rashes. To prepare the tea, pour boiling water over a crashed lump of propolis. Allow it to steep and keep the resulting tea in a sterile container. Apply on the affected areas when needed. Since today propolis liquid extract is readily available on the market, you can just soak a small pad or gauze with propolis and smear over pimples and acne. Repeat as often as possible, especially after washing. In very short time you will be blemishes free.
Natural Antibiotic: For any health condition that requires antibiotic, try natural propolis. Propolis cools down feverish inflammation and boosts your immune system. And all this without any side effects.
Burns: Put a few drops of propolis onto the affected area. Within minutes you will feel cooling of the area. Healing comes shortly afterward.
Sore Lips and Gums: Put several drops of propolis in a half glass of water. The solution will turn out cloudy. Drink from this morning, noon and evening. It will help heal mouth sores.
Respiratory Distress and Nasal Congestion: For a stubborn cough, try the following remedy: combine a few drops of propolis with honey and add to herb tea. Stir vigorously and drink the lukewarm tea several times a day. This will help clear the nasal infections, decrease nasal secretion and open up respiratory passages an will allow you to breathe easier.
Preventative Medicine: Taking several drops of propolis daily, is a great way to prevent getting sick. And if you don't like the taste (many people find it unappetizing), than add the drops to your morning glass of juice.
Give these remedies a try and I am sure that you will soon discover the miraculous properties that propolis has.
Be Smart and Stay Healthy, after all that is easier than curing a disease.