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The use of propolis tincture at home


The healing properties of propolis, known to all, has long been. People from ancient times used it in traditional medicine to combat various diseases. It helps to cough children and adults. In addition, many people love to use milk with propolis cough for children. But the alcohol solution of propolis helps adults.

In this article we will talk about the indications for the use of propolis tincture, learn how to take propolis tincture on alcohol, and how to make tincture from propolis on alcohol at home.

What it is, how to insist and use it

Let's start with what it is and what propolis looks like.
Bees produce a special substance to protect against diseases and the smearing of cracks in the hive. Many people believe that propolis is bee dung, but it is not. Bees collect resin on their paws from plants and take them to the hive. In the hive is recycling the collected resin. It adds the secret of the maxillary glands, wax and honey.

The resin processed in this way is collected by the beekeeper from the tapes and the edges of the frames. Cleans debris and rinses in clean, icy water.

It is brown, rather chocolate colored, sometimes with a greenish tinge. It feels like soft plasticine, therefore, it is easy to roll into balls. When resorption is slightly bitter and bit hot. It smells like wax and honey. One family produces from 30 to 80 grams of propolis per season.

For therapeutic purposes it is used in a natural form for sucking, prepare aqueous solutions and tinctures on alcohol.

It has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.. According to research scientists, in contrast to drugs, bacteria and viruses are not addictive to products prepared on the basis of propolis.

Used by:

  1. To increase the efficiency of adrenaline flow.
  2. For pain relief.
  3. Cleansing blood vessels from cholesterol.
  4. Increases blood oxygen saturation.
  5. Healing wounds.
  6. Helps to restore the affected skin.
  7. Improves metabolism.
  8. Rejuvenating effect for the body.
  9. Suppresses the increase in the body of cancer cells.
  10. Great antioxidant.
  11. Cures diphtheria, scarlet fever, tuberculosis.
  12. Increases the body's immunity.
Therapeutic tincture of propolis

What diseases can be treated with bee propolis on alcohol

Infusion (tincture) of propolis on alcohol helps to cure many diseases. It helps to improve appetite, normalize sleep, with increased pressure and as a sedative for the nervous system.

In the respiratory system:

  • cold;
  • flu;
  • bronchitis;
  • pneumonia;
  • sinusitis;
  • sinusitis;
  • pharyngitis;
  • laryngitis.

Digestive system:

  • gastritis;
  • colitis;
  • flatulence.

Genitourinary system:

  • cystitis;
  • prostatitis;
  • nephritis.

Skin diseases:

  • dermatitis;
  • eczema;
  • rash;
  • mycoses.

Dental problems:

  • stomatitis;
  • paradontosis;
  • caries;

Diseases of the eyes and ears.

  • cataract;
  • conjunctivitis;
  • otitis.
Before using bee products, consult your doctor and make sure you are allergic.

Instructions for preparation and use

Now let's talk about whether it is possible to take propolis tincture inside.

Propolis tincture depending on the disease applied both externally and internally. There are no contraindications, except for allergies. Use it can both adults and children. There are no contraindications for treatment with aqueous tincture internally for pregnant and lactating mothers.

When ingested, tincture should be diluted with liquid. In this case, the liquid must be added to the tincture, and not vice versa, otherwise the therapeutic effect is lost.

How to prepare propolis tincture

Dosage for adults 20 drops per day. It is accepted within a month, a break for 2-3 weeks is made.

For the child, respectively, the dosage will be different. A 10 year old child needs 10 drops per day.

For external use:

  1. To treat wounds - 3 times a day.
  2. Purulent otitis - enter ear earpads for 1-2 minutes or 2-3 drops 3-4 times a day.
  3. Pharyngitis and tonsillitis - lubricate the tonsils. Dilute tincture 1: 2, treatment 1-2 weeks a couple of times a day. For inhalations - 2 times a day during the week. Tincture dilute 1:20.
  4. Chronic sinusitis - solution with sodium chloride (1:10), for two weeks wash the maxillary sinuses 2 times a day.
  5. Paradontosis - for 5 minutes inserted into the pockets turunda.
  6. Gargle - in a glass of water dilute 15 ml of tincture. Rinse at least 5 times a day for 4 days.
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For internal use:

Tincture is useful for the prevention of acute respiratory infections, acute respiratory viral infections, used to treat flu, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, high pressure, stomach ulcers, colitis.

The course and dosage depend on the type and severity of the disease. Usually it is for adults from 20 to 60 drops. Reception tincture can last from 5 to 30 days.

For young children, the dosage should be the twentieth of the adult dosage. Children over 10 years old, half the dose is enough.

Children under the year to take alcohol tincture is impossible. Only water, in the form of compresses or ointment, prepared on the basis of butter. In severe cases, dilute with milk.

How to make tincture at home

How to make and insist alcohol tincture

How to make a tincture of propolis on alcohol? In fact, everything is very simple.
For treatment, tinctures of different percentages are necessary. Therefore, it makes it 5%, 10%, 20% and 30%.

In order to cook yourself, 70% medical alcohol and propolis are needed.

Propolis needs to be frozen, thus it is easier to grind. After freezing, gently chop it as small as possible.

Pour the crumbs into a container of dark glass. This is necessary in order to preserve all the valuable properties of propolis. Pour alcohol and put in a cool, dark place.

Ready spirit tincture prepared at home

For the preparation of alcoholic propolis tincture 10% tincture you need to take 10 grams of propolis and 90 ml of alcohol. From this it follows that if you need 20% tincture, then take 20 grams of propolis and 80 ml of alcohol.

Infused liquid 7-10 days. It must be shaken regularly. When infused, the solution must be filtered. The liquid is poured into another, clean container and put in storage in a cool place. This tincture is stored up to 3 years.

To prepare the tincture is not recommended to use 96% alcohol. In this case, it must be diluted with distilled water.

How to make tincture on vodka

And now let's talk about the recipe for propolis tincture on vodka.

Before you start cooking, pick up quality products.. It should be a good 40 degree vodka. Do not save on quality. It is advisable to purchase propolis from a beekeeper, and not on the market, where it is possible to fall for a fake.

To begin with, it should be frozen in the refrigerator and gently crushed, wrapped in a napkin. 0.5 vodka requires 100 g of propolis.

In a container of dark glass, place the powder and pour it with vodka. Insist two weeks in a dark, cool place. Shake the container regularly to make the powder dissolve better.

Preparation of propolis tincture on vodka

After a certain time you will have a muddy liquid with a yellow or greenish tinge of pleasant taste. The precipitate at the bottom should not scare you, it should be so. It needs to be drained and then poured out the liquid in bottles and put it in a cool place for further use. The shelf life of the tincture is three years.

On the advice of beekeepers is not recommended to store the tincture for more than a year.

How to prepare an aqueous solution

Preparation of aqueous propolis tincture is also not difficult. For some categories of people taking alcohol tincture is contraindicated. These are pregnant and lactating women, children and alcohol addicts.

And for some diseases it is impossible to use propolis in the water. Therefore, in such cases, you can make a solution on the water.

Preparation of propolis solution in water

  1. Pre-powdered propolis, in the amount of 50 grams, pour in a glass container.
  2. Fill with 500 ml of distilled water heated to 50 degrees.
  3. Infuse for 24 hours from time to time by shaking the bottle.
  4. At the end of the infusion time, the liquid must be filtered.
  5. Pour the solution into bottles and store in a dark, cold place.
  6. It should be consumed within a week, then the solution loses its healing properties.
Filtered particles should not be thrown away. He will go for the preparation of propolis extract.

Adult Extract Recipe for Joints

For the preparation of propolis extract, both fresh propolis and residues from the previous version are suitable.

On one part of the powder is taken 10 parts of distilled water. Water should be heated to 95 degrees, but in no case should not be boiled. Pour the powder and put in a water bath.

When heated, propolis does not lose its healing properties, unlike honey.

Hold it for about an hour. Remove and cool. The extract prepared in this way should be poured into a container with dark glass and stored for storage in a cool place.

The use of aqueous propolis tincture

The term of use of this liquid is one week.


  1. For inhalation.
  2. Paradontosis and stomatitis (mouth rinse - pour 2 tablespoons of solution on a glass of water).
  3. Angina.
  4. Female diseases (douching, on 0.5 l of water 20-30 g of solution).
  5. Conjunctivitis and cataracts.
  6. Wound healing agent.
  7. Cardio - vascular system (10 ml of infusion is taken per 100 ml of water).
  8. Gastrointestinal tract.

Propolis tincture with milk for children at night

On the advice of pediatricians, the use of propolis with milk for treatment has a greater effect.

This treatment is not suitable for those who are allergic to lactose.

How to cook

Boil 0.5 liters of milk. Add propolis powder and keep on heat for 15 minutes. Remove and cool. Remove the wax from the surface. Strain and pour into a clean container. Store in a cool place.

The dose of use is: 1 dessert spoon for 20 minutes before eating.

  1. Colds.
  2. Gastrointestinal tract.
  3. Strengthening immunity.
Preparation and dilution of propolis tincture with milk

Option 2.

Without boiling. In one glass diluted with 20 drops of infusion.

Children up to seven years: 3 drops to a quarter cup.

Older than 7 years increase by one drop in age.

Since the tincture has a peculiar taste and with bitterness, it is recommended to add honey, which will enhance the effect in the treatment.

Used for the rapid treatment of colds and viral diseases (cough, runny nose, flu).

How to take cough propolis: indications for treatment

How to treat cough with propolis? When choosing between medical treatment of cough or folk remedies, many tend to the second. Cough tincture is bought and made for a long time, especially since it is an effective and natural remedy. It is important that there is no allergy to this product.

If a disease occurs, a propolis milky solution should be prepared. In pre-boiled milk in advance drip alcoholic propolis tincture in the ratio 3: 1. Drink should be drunk hot at night. Take the medicine an hour before meals.

Propolis tincture: instructions for use for children.

For the child should take 10% solution. Dissolve in milk for as long as your child (if 8 years old, then 8 drops).

A child under the age of alcohol infusion is not recommended. For these purposes, an aqueous solution or compresses on the nose and chest.

Before taking, make sure that you and your child are not allergic to this product.

In conclusion, I would like to say that propolis is a storehouse of healing properties, because what is there in it! It is used in the treatment of almost all diseases. There is no getting used to it. It even heals joints. Preparation of tinctures and ointments are not difficult. Used in the treatment of adults and children. Although propolis is a natural and effective product, a therapist should be consulted before use.