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How to make propolis tincture

DIY propolis tincture

Ok, it’s the Do-It-Yourself time now, it’s funny, it’s eco, it’s cheaper. It’s something we can take pictures of, make a brilliant collage, post on Pinterest and get credit for! And boy, are we proud of ourselves, or not?! But when this product is on the market, at a click distance from your hand, cheap in some places and more expensive in others, yet, there with all explanations, why would we want to make propolis tincture at home? The best… Read More

How to take propolis tincture? Here is some folk medicine.

how to take propolis

Our folk medicine is teaching us how to take propolis, from its experience. It’s good to know what worked for centuries, and learn how to adjust the dosage to our daily conditions. Propolis tincture works in many cases, where classic drugs fail. The dosages described here are not coming from scientific research or medical reviews. These are traditional folk remedies used in Romania for hundred of years. (Romania is a South-Eastern country with international well-recognized tradition in beekeeping and apitherapy. Nicolae V. Ilieşiu, the… Read More

How to make dandelion honey. What is it good for?

dandelion syrup detoxifies liver

Let’s make dandelion honey. It’s April and I’m sure you have run out of honey. It is possible, I know. Last year was not a very productive honey year. The taste was amazing, but the quantity… way too small. What is dandelion honey good for? First, it is delicious. Then, the dandelions are highly therapeutic. Their main effects are to detoxify the liver and clean the blood. There is nothing wrong in not eating honey all the time. Dandelion honey is one… Read More

Propolis protects liver, has anti-radiation effect, boosts immunity and has anti-inflamatory activity.

health benefits of propolis

Propolis is a powerful antioxidat, protects liver, has anti-radiation effect, boosts immunity and has anti-inflamatory activity. There are hundreds of publications and studies that were carried out in cell and animal experiments, showing the different biological and health enhancing effects of propolis. According to the number of studies, propolis is considered to have main effects (because they derived from lots of studies) and secondary effects (resulted from fewer studies, and thus considered not that well researched). The main types of propolis… Read More

Is propolis antibacterial? Can it kill bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites?

what kills abacteria? propolis

Yes. Propolis is antibacterial, and through substances which have been partly identified by our science, is able to kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, any type of bad microorganism. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of publications have appeared on biological and health enhancing properties of propolis. While there are countries where propolis is officially considered medicine (Switzerland, Germany), countries where it has always been used as medicine without asking permission to the official alophatic medicine (all Asian countries), countries where it is accepted and… Read More

Composition of propolis

forager bee coming home with bags full of propolis

Composition of propolis has always been studied, and according to a recent review by Kurek-Górecka et al, there are about 300 compounds that have been isolated from propolis. By now. The main constituents are phenolic acids, flavonoids, terpenes, lipid-wax substances, beeswax, bioelements, and many other constituents like vitamins, proteins, amino acids, and sugars. In terms of quantity and type, phenolic compounds (polyphenols) make up the most numerous group of compounds found in propolis. Propolis is normally dark brown in color, but… Read More