Tincture of vodka and propolis: what helps, home-made cooking
Propolis is a substance produced by bees to protect their home, to cleanse it from infections and destroy microbes. It is logical to assume that it has a unique composition of minerals that can not only protect the human body from viruses, but also heal it from many ailments. How this amazing product affects the human body, how it is useful, how to choose the ingredients for a medicine from propolis and how to cook it correctly - you will learn about all this from the article.
The choice of ingredients for the preparation of propolis in vodka
Since there are only two ingredients in this medicine: propolis and vodka, close attention should be paid to quality when choosing them.
Vodka must be of high quality, industrial production is a guarantee of a high degree of purification of alcohol from fusel oils and other impurities.
Do not replace vodka with alcohol, the optimal recipe in its composition contains vodka with a high degree of purification of 40 °. If you are confident in the quality of moonshine and brought it to the desired 40 °, then you can safely apply it.
The key to a successful tincture is fresh quality propolis.
If this beekeeping product is fresh, then it has a very pleasant smell of young herbs and honey. Sometimes in the aroma you can feel tart notes. The color of the “sticks” of this substance varies from chocolate to ocher with green spots.
This unique product is also called bee plasticine, because when fresh it is soft to the touch, and when heated in the hands it becomes even softer. Click on a piece of bee plasticine: if it is easily squeezed and leaves greasy marks, then it is definitely fresh. The activity of this ingredient can also be determined by taste. If you taste fresh concentrated, i.e., not diluted with propolis wax, then you will feel a significant burning sensation in your mouth.
Did you know? If you place a piece of propolis in a glass of water, then a quality product will settle to the bottom, and a piece with a lot of wax will float to the surface of the water.
Influence of the quality of raw materials on medicinal properties
The healing properties of the elixir directly depend on the concentration of the propolis substance itself in a ball or stick. Naturally, the greater the concentration of this beekeeping product, useful in all respects, the more powerful the healing qualities of the infusions from it will be.. As for vodka, in any case, for oral administration, it is advisable to choose the highest quality alcohols so that there is no intoxication and stress on the liver.
Propolis on vodka: what helps
Drinks from the well-known beekeeping product are indispensable during exacerbations of colds, as they strengthen and support the immune system. The bactericidal effect of the drug prevents the development of viral infections.
If a cold does occur, then treatment with propolis tincture becomes even more important.
The treatment with this elixir of prolonged cough is especially effective. The expectorant effect of this product has long been used in medicine for the treatment of bronchitis, tuberculosis and pneumonia. With angina, tincture relieves sore throat and acts on it like an anesthetic. Sore throat subsides literally after the first use of this natural medicine.
Since ancient times, the elixir for vodka has been used in dentistry. Rinsing with a bee elixir treats stomatitis, and applications with propolis treat gum inflammation. There are many protocols for treating gastritis and even ulcers, part of which are medicines from this beekeeping product.
An alcohol extract from propolis for external use is indispensable. All inflammatory processes (acne, boils, acne, etc.) quickly die out after several treatments. Effective home compresses on the affected areas with varicose veins.Diseases of the genital area in both women and men are successfully cured by infusions of bee plasticine. Tampons moistened with a bee elixir, provided that they are used correctly and consistently, quickly cure cervical erosion. Prostatitis, a common male disease in our time, can be cured at an early stage in almost 100% of cases with prolonged intake of drinks with propolis.
How to insist recipes
There are a huge number of recipes for preparing tinctures from propolis, but, in fact, two main methods can be distinguished: quick and long. Of course, you can buy this medicine at a pharmacy or from beekeepers, however, to be sure of its naturalness and correct proportions, it is better to make a healing elixir yourself.
- vodka or moonshine 40 °: 500 ml;
- propolis: 100 g
Did you know? Propolis tincture is advisable to do only on vodka or alcohol. Due to the fact that bee clay is composed of resins and wax, it is almost impossible to make an aqueous solution of propolis, since water is not able to dissolve such a dense compound.
- Prepare a water bath to warm the vodka. To do this, pour water into one pan of larger diameter and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat so that the water does not boil violently, but the boiling point is maintained. Lower the pan of smaller diameter into boiling water and pour vodka into it. Heat vodka to a temperature of + 50 ° C.
- Add propolis to the vodka previously ground into powder and continue to warm the mixture.
- When the mixture becomes dark brown and propolis, in your opinion, completely dissolves in vodka, you need to remove the solution from the fire, strain it and pour into a container of dark glass.
In no case can you bring either vodka or propolis solution to a boil, otherwise all its useful qualities are lost.
A quick method of preparation is necessary when a medicine is urgently needed, but there is no supply. More effective is considered a long way to prepare this universal tool.
- vodka or moonshine 40 °: 500 ml;
- propolis: 100 g
- Put a stick or a ball of fresh bee plasticine in the freezer for 2 hours. After this time, get the hardened substance and grate it on a fine grater.
- Pour vodka into a liter jar.
- Pour the mass of grated propolis into a liter jar of vodka and roll up with a metal lid, as a preservation. It is very important to use a metal lid and plug it, since a plastic lid can react with vodka and release harmful components.
- Shake the mixture 5-7 times a day. The key to obtaining a quality product is constant agitation. The better diffusion occurs, the more beneficial propolis substances get into the tincture.
- Insist in a dark passage place so that the jar constantly catches your eye, and shake it each time.
- After 20 days, open the elixir of a rich greenish-brown color and carefully pour its liquid upper part into another glass container. Discard the remaining solid sediment.
- Close the resulting medicine with a lid and store in a dark place.
Important! The smaller you try to make frozen propolis, the better it will dissolve in vodka and the more effective and useful tincture you will get.
Video: How to make propolis tincture
- vodka or moonshine 40 °: 500 ml;
- propolis: 80 g;
- calamus root: 1 pc.
- Finely chop the propolis and calamus root.
- Mix the two powders obtained well.
- In a metal container in a water bath, heat the resulting mixture until the wax, which is part of the bee clay, begins to melt. It is important not to overheat the mixture and stir constantly.
- Place the mixture in a container of dark glass, pour vodka, tightly seal and let stand 15 days. The container must be shaken daily.
- After the expiration date, strain the mixture, place in a glass container and store in a cool dark place.
How to apply tincture
Distinguish between internal and external use depending on the type of disease, the age of the treated and the presence of contraindications.
Here are the main schemes and dosages of the drug:
|To maintain and enhance immunity, treat flu||In one glass of warm water or milk, dilute 20 drops of elixir. Take 3 times a day, regardless of food intake|
|Gastric ulcer, gastritis, colitis||Dissolve 20 drops of 10% propolis tincture in a glass of warm milk. Take 3 times a day no less than an hour after eating|
|Angina||Gargle 3 times a day. In a glass of warm water, dilute 10 ml of propolis tincture. After rinsing, do not drink or eat anything for 30 minutes|
|Cough, wheezing||1 tsp Dissolve tinctures in 200 ml of warm milk and drink before bedtime|
|The first signs of a cold, ARVI||Cook green tea, let it cool slightly, then add 1 part honey and 1 part tincture to it. Drink at least 3 times a day|
|Rhinitis, sinusitis||Rinsing the nose with saline with the addition of propolis tincture should be carried out at least 3-5 times a day. In a special nose rinse container - “duck” - dissolve a bag of salt “Aqua Maris” and half 1 hour. Water should be barely warm, empty your nose from mucus|
|Periodontal disease, gum bleeding, stomatitis, toothache and other dental problems||Rinse your mouth up to 10 times a day.|
In half a glass of warm water, dilute a teaspoon of tincture of calendula and propolis with calamus. Pour the obtained liquid into the mouth and hold for 2-3 minutes
|Otitis||Make a swab so that it fits in the ear canal, moisten it in tincture, squeeze it a little and place it in your ear, put on a cotton scarf and lie down for at least an hour. The procedure is preferably carried out at night|
|Cervical erosion||Make a swab, moisten it with tincture and insert it into the vagina. Procedure time - at least 2 hours once a day|
|Prostatitis||Dilute 30 drops of tincture in 1 cup of warm water, take 3 times a day, regardless of the main meals|
|Skin inflammations, boils, acne||An undiluted tincture with the addition of aloe extract treats directly affected skin areas. When treating acne and boils, you should change the cotton wool for each suppuration every time|
|Insomnia, mental disorders, periods of stress, depression||30 drops of tincture diluted in warm sweet tea, take 3 times a day|
|For the prevention of colds and other diseases||Every day, 1 hour tincture dissolved in a glass of warm water and drink in the morning before eating|
Propolis is a beekeeping product that includes wax, resins, pollen and other elements. All of them are quite strong allergens, so the first and most important contraindication to the use of tinctures is an individual intolerance to the body of bee products.
This medicine is contraindicated for children under 3 years. Older children are given a tincture of a small percentage diluted with water or milk.Pregnant women should refrain from using this tincture, so as not to provoke an allergy in the unborn baby.
Features of tincture storage
Alcohol tincture is stored for up to two years in a dark, cool place. Do not be afraid that the tincture will deteriorate, ferment or sour, alcohol will not allow her to do this. However, it has been proven that with longer storage the medicinal properties of the tincture weaken, therefore it is advisable to prepare the tincture in a small amount and use it as soon as possible.
Propolis tincture is a universal remedy. The range of application of this unique medicine is wide, like no other. The cheapness, availability of ingredients, ease of manufacture and use made this medicine indispensable.