Propolis is a chemical substance or compound that has been used in medical settings for centuries due to its effectiveness and miraculous results.

Before moving on let us throw a light on different key points of propolis that we are going to discuss in this particular article:

THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED:

  • WHAT IS PROPOLIS?
  • Ingredients
  • USES
  • HOW PROPOLIS WORKS?
  • HOW TO USE PROPOLIS?
  • DOSAGE
  • SIDE EFFECTS
  • SAFETY MEASURES

What is Propolis?

Propolis is a compound that is a mixture of bee-released and plant derived compounds.

Raw Propolis Ingredients:

Raw or real propolis is produced with the help of following compounds:

  • Resins 50%
  • Waxes 30%
  • Essential oils 10%
  • Pollen 5%
  • Other organic compounds 5%

Uses:

Propolis is considered a good natural compound or medication that can help in healing severe wounds fast and kills bacteria.

Propolis is also effective against diabetes, swelling or skin disorders. It’s an amazing anti-oxidant that has been recommended by a number of health experts since it’s been used in medical settings.

Propolis has a special ingredient or compound that performs the function of an antifungal. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties make it heal the wound faster.

Recent researches have proved that it can also reduce mast cells in oral surgery wounds when used as cream.

Propolis also helps treat or heal cold sores faster and effectively. It protects the body from future cold sore breakouts. Propolis also carries some anticancer effects and assists in reducing such cells which become cancerous later.

How Propolis works?

Propolis proves effective against a range of viruses and it also improves the immune system. It is the best considered compound that helps in balancing or managing, healing and soothing skin disorders.

How to use Propolis?

Propolis is available in different forms and strengths:

  • Cream
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Spray

The use depends on which form you are using. If you are using propolis in cream (a powerful antioxidant) form you have to apply it on your skin with just a couple of drops.

If you are using it in capsule or tablets form your doctor will recommend you the exact dose after seeing your condition and response to the treatment.

Dosage:

Before determining dose you must observe your problem first or you should tell your doctor for which disorder or disease you are using propolis.

By mouth: 500mg thrice a day for diabetes. 80mg of propolis twice a day for swelling and sores.

Applied on skin: Apply 5 times a day.

Side effects:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Worsens asthma (don’t use it if you have symptoms of asthma).
  • Increases the risk of bleeding in people having bleeding disorder.
  • Not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding.
  • Risk of bleeding during and after surgery.

Safety precautions:

Propolis doesn’t carry high risks or serious side effects but it may not be safe for patients who are allergic to it. You must keep following safety precautions in mind before using propolis:

  1. People with typical allergic disorders shouldn’t use it.
  2. Avoid using the product if you have asthma.
  3. Take exactly as prescribed and don’t increase the dose on your own.
  4. Stop using the product if any side effect appears.
  5. Keep out of the reach of children.