Bee propolis is one of the most nourishing ingredients provided by nature, due to the fact that it contains almost all the nutrients that the body needs, in a form that can be easily absorbed.
Even though most people are familiar with the yellow and amber colors that are typical for honeycomb and bee wax, another bee-produced substance is worth our attention, that being bee propolis. This has actually been used by the ancient cultures to cure abscesses and minor wounds. Maybe not always, but most of the times, you would be surprised at how effective the cures were.
The therapeutic effects of bee propolis on the human body are proved in many scientific studies. It is remarkable especially thanks to its stimulative action on the natural defense system of the body. Bee propolis’ effects are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, anesthetic and healing.
Honey is another impressive product, with an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic potential.
Bee pollen is also considered a full nutritional product. It has benefic effects in treating vitamin and mineral deficiency, imbalances in the body and chronic fatigue, because of its tonic, energizing and nutritive proprieties.
Pollen improves body resistance and boosts vitality, and it helps increase life expectancy, recovery of chronically ill, and treating growth and developing problems in children.
Bee propolis, honey and pollen syrup – recipe
- 50 g of raw bee propolis
- 50 g of bee honey
- 2 teaspoons of raw pollen
- 200 ml water
How to prepare it
Put the bee propolis and the water in a saucepan on the stove. Let it boil with the lid on, until the liquid is reduced to half, to 100 ml. After it has cooled down and it is only warm, the tea has to be strained in a glass jar. Then, you can add the honey and the pollen (that has to be ground to become powder). Mix it all until it becomes a paste.
Keep the syrup in the fridge. It can be consumed within two weeks. You can have one tablespoon at a time, 2-3 per day, after the main meals.
The bee propolis and honey syrup can be used externally too, to massage injured areas.
- cough, bronchitis, asthma
- colds, flu, respiratory viruses
- inflammatory diseases
- chronic fatigue
Don’t use this syrup for children under three years old, people with diabetes or those who have allergies to bee products.
Do not be afraid to use bee propolis as a cure, as its benefits have been proven in many scientifical studies, as already mentioned. Actually, as modern medicine continued to study it, many have reported that bee propolis has healing properties and uses have been proven to be effective. Nature has always been a friend to us, and it is always better to try on some of these natural cures first than to go straight to pills. You may be surprised by the effects that a cure based on bee propolis or honey can have on you.