Sunday, 6 May 2012


Propolis or bee glue is often called, has been harnessed by humans since hundreds of years ago. Many who have used propolis for health and medicine.

The Greeks noted as the first nation to develop a honey bee farm. Around 400BC, in the region called Attica, there were farms with 20,000 honey bee hives, and study, go to the area is now famous for its honey production. Further, followed by the Romans who also developed the modern honey bee farm and expand the knowledge about the benefits of propolis.

Hippocrates (460-337 BC), mentioned often treat blisters and ulcers with propolis. Bees produce propolis cups and trophies depicted on ancient Egypt. The Egyptians centuries ago using propolis as a remedy for various diseases.

Ibn Sina, an Arab nationalist and physician known as a pioneer of modern medical world, in his book The Canon of Madicine, once wrote that there is a black candle which has a characteristic and can shed blockages, overcome danger, and has a cleaning effect. The black wax is thought to propolis.

Pliny, researcher and author of natural history-and-Roman physician Dioscorides, a record figure of propolis in the piece of history. Pliny states that the health workers are now using propolis as a medicine because he took out the sting as well as all kinds of toxins that are embedded in the meat, reduce puffiness, soften calluses, relieve pain in muscles, and the cure is very difficult to treat scabies. Dioscorides wrote in his report that from the first century, people have used honey bee products including propolis to treat various diseases.
Propolis Side Effects

Cases of allergy to propolis in number far less than in cases allergic to honey. Propolis is not toxic when used orally and topically on the skin, while the use of the eyes can cause allergic reactions and can cause red eyes and can cause swelling. The use of propolis repeatedly can cause allergies. People with asthma should not take propolis.
Some people have no resistance to the properties of propolis. Such people will suffer from dermatitis if skin contact with propolis. Kafeik acid derivatives along with some substances trigger allergic reactions are the agent of a person.
The resistance of each person is different to the effects of allergies. Therefore, it is recommended that propolis is used in stages with a certain dose. On the first day is recommended to be consumed in low doses first. After that, the dose can be increased gradually until an optimal dose is recommended.
Some of these steps is highly recommended before using propolis. The goal is to find out whether you'll have an allergy or not.
The first method, the skin allergy test. You can start by applying section propolis sensitive skin. Such skin is usually located at the bottom of the face or arms. After that wait for 30 minutes. If you feel itchy skin section was covered with propolis, is recommended to wash thoroughly with soap assistance. then rinse with warm water. If you do not feel itchy and appear red skin covered with propolis section, a second test can be done.
The second phase of allergy tests performed mouth and throat section. You can start by mixing 2-3 drops of propolis in 1/3-1/2 cup of water. after that you can use the propolis solution for gargling and drunk.
After that, wait for 15 minutes. If the mouth and throat itch means you are allergic to propolis. You are advised to drink warm water in large quantities. Minimum of 500 ml. But if you do not feel itchy mouth and throat may mean your propolis therapy regularly.
It is recommended that you do not take other medicines after taking propolis. as this can result in unwanted interactions between propolis with medications. The alcohol content in the solution of propolis can trigger rejection reactions or vomiting when taken with drugs containing disulfiram (Antabuse) or drugs containing metronidasoleflagyl. Propolis can also lead to additive effects when taken with drugs that are anti-microbial. Propolis is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women, and who are breastfeeding. Because of high alcohol content in it. Ranged between 15-90%.
Propolis usefulness for humans:

Supplementation; contains substances needed to build and activate immune thymus gland. These substances are:

All vitamins except for vitamin K.
All minerals except sulfur the body needs.
Essential amino acid chain of 16 required for cell regeneration.
Bioflavonoids, which is an anti-oxidant supplements cells. according to the study, the content of Bioflavonoids on a par with Bioflavonoids drops propolis produced from citrus fruit 500.
Natural Medicine; containing an active substance that serves as a remedy for many ills. Function of treatment include the following:

As an Anti-biotic, anti-viral and antifungal as well as natural with no side effects.

Diseases that are directly related to the bacteria. For example: thypus, diarrhea / vomiting and so on. May also for armpit odor is very disturbing, because in the folds of the armpits are bacteria or fungi that can cause odor.

Virus-related diseases, eg dengue fever, flu, tuberculosis and so on.
Diseases associated with fungi, eg eczema, tinea versicolor, dandruff, vaginal discharge and so forth.

Anti-inflammatory (infection and injury), eg ulcers, burns, sore throat, toothache, kidney inflammation, bruises, wounds and so on.

As anticancer and mutagenesis of cells, eg cancer tumors, cysts, and so forth.

Serve to cleanse and detoxify the blood vessels or the removal of toxins, eg uric acid, cholesterol, trigliserin, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes melliyus and so on.

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