Propolis is a resinous glue made by mixing beeswax and saliva collected from hive queens, nectar flows, or any other botanical resources. It’s typically used as a topical sealer for small spaces inside the hive. The compound is usually blended with a carrier oil to act as an adhesive. Propolis is derived from plants that contain both wax and pollen, such as the orchid and marigold. Other materials that makeup propolis include bark, twigs, and certain types of resins.
How to Using Propolis To Treat Many Health Problems
Propolis has traditionally been used for a variety of conditions including colds, Candida infections, digestive problems, fungal infections, gas buildup, hemorrhoids, memory loss, oral thrush, and many more. In certain localized situations, particularly for genital herpes outbreaks, using a remedy containing propolis may have positive results. Propolis may also be useful in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and sinus problems. However, it has not been proven effective in treating chronic diseases or conditions, including heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, asthma, infertility, oral cancer, PMS, and ulcers. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid propolis due to the potential for reaction with oral contraceptives.
Oatstraw Oil, which is part of the birch family, has been found to be beneficial for the treatment of cold sores, toothaches, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. In the study published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine, oatstraw oil effectively prevented virus entry, virus amplification, and virus escape from HIV-infected cells. Further studies are needed to determine if propolis may help fight the causes of AIDS and cancer, or reduce the side effects of certain drugs. Propolis is not approved by the FDA as an official dietary supplement, but it is considered by many to be a safe dietary replacement for oils, as well as a natural, organic substance.