This Aloe Vera and propolis remedy will strengthen your immune system and protect your overall health. You can prepare it at home, with the ingredients which are readily accessible at any herbal shop.
You can buy the Aloe Vera extract from the store, or if you have a plant that you want to use, it has to be 3-5 years old, and you should not water it five days before harvesting the leaves.
Aloe vera propolis recipe
- 325 ml of Aloe Vera extract
- 50 g of propolis
- 500 g of raw honey
- 400 ml of 65° pure alcohol
Pour the aloe extract in a glass jar, add the honey and the propolis and put the lid on. Let it macerate for five days, shaking the jar each day. Strain the liquid, add the alcohol, then strain again. Keep the liquor in a glass recipient.
The Aloe Vera and propolis liquor is used for:
- Low immunity
- Flu, respiratory viruses
- Pharyngitis, tonsillitis, asthma
- Rheumatic pain, headache
- Gastric ulcer
- Chronic fatigue
- Skin infections
Benefits of Aloe Vera
Applied regularly, Aloe Vera can keep your skin hydrated and, thanks to its high content of vitamin C, is also has powerful anti-aging properties. Aloe Vera is also used successfully in treating acne or dry skin.
Many studies have shown that the symptoms of some skin disorders of the scalp and hair, burns, sunburns, minor skin infections, cystitis or diabetes can be relieved or cured with treatments based on this amazing plant. Also, the Aloe Vera juice can keep your stomach and intestines healthy. Used internally, it serves to strengthen the immune system, but also to regulate the bowel movement by acting as a gentle laxative.
Benefits of Propolis
Bees are some of the most amazing creatures on this planet. They make the propolis, which can be considered a super food. For thousands of years, propolis has been used by numerous cultures as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments or to promote health.
Bees produce propolis as a defense mechanism against germs and mold in the hive. But it also acts as a natural antibiotic, being able to heal successfully and fight infections and tumors.
Since the times of ancient Egypt, people have been using propolis to treat wounds and to relieve symptoms of inflammations. Propolis can also increase the effects of antibiotics, such as penicillin, and can strengthen the immune system.
Propolis contains amino acids, minerals, and vitamins, which can help fight free radicals that attack the healthy red blood cells. It can also boost the energy level and promote better circulation.
New studies are conducted to see if propolis can be successfully used to treat or prevent cancer, but the substance can be used as a remedy for people suffering from viral diseases, oral tumors, herpes outbreaks and cataract.
Used as an oral rinse, propolis can reduce irritation and inflammation in the lips, gums and throat and prevent gum disease and dental cavities. Propolis can also be found as an ointment, capsules or topical liquid.