Propolis is one of the products produced by bees. The qualities of honey and wax are known for several millennia and have found wide application. Propolis has healing capabilities that are not inferior to honey. Thanks to this substance, natural antibiotics were discovered.


  • 1 Useful properties and effect of propolis tincture
  • 2 Indications and contraindications
  • 3 Application for children and pregnant women
    • 3.1 How to prepare rinse
  • 4 How many times a day should I rinse
  • 5 Reviews

Useful properties and effect of propolis tincture

The bee glue is multifunctional. Insects use it in the hive as an insulating, disinfectant, building remedy.

The product of processing tarry substances from buds of trees and beeswax based enzymes has properties used in inflammatory diseases, including the throat.

Useful qualities of propolis:

  • disinfecting;
  • is antimicrobial;
  • antitoxic;
  • is an anti-inflammatory;
  • is regenerative;
  • antioxidant;
  • immunomodulating.

The video shows the use of propolis for rinsing:

The chemical composition of the glue is not fully understood. It was found out that the following factors influence the ratio and availability of these substances:

  • tree species growing in the area;
  • collection time of the year;
  • the physiological state of the bee.

Effective action of propolis bind: propolis tincture

  • with low-molecular compounds;
  • enzymes;
  • microelements;
  • vitamins;
  • antibiotics;
  • flavonoids.

The low molecular weight compounds present in the glue are aldehydes, polyphenols, alcohols. Organic compounds have antioxidant and disinfecting properties.

Protein molecules( enzymes) or enzymes affect immune cells, increasing their activity.

Natural antibiotics found in propolis proved to be more effective than modern medical preparations.

Unlike traditional antibacterial agents, natural antibiotics kill or inhibit the development of not only bacteria, but also viruses, mycoses.

Thanks to this support, immune cells are able to cope with infection without conventional medications.

Proof of antibacterial properties of propolis is its effect on microorganisms not only in the living body, but also in vitro( in vitro).

Microelements, which are rich in bee glue, are included in the list of the most necessary for a person. Vitamins B, H, E, P are present in sufficient quantities to satisfy the body's need. gargling

Flavonoids are contained in pollen of plants, which is a part of propolis in an amount of 5%.Natural substances that play the role of colorants and fruits in plants have an antimicrobial, analgesic, regenerative effect, due to the effect on the production of prostaglandins. Lowering the level of prostaglandins inhibits the inflammatory process and reduces susceptibility to pain.

In its physical properties, propolis is a solid, poorly water soluble substance. At 30% it consists of wax, which explains its density.

Dark color, pungent smell and peculiar taste depend on the presence:

  • resins( 40-55%);
  • balms( 6%);
  • essential oils( 4-10%);Pollen pollen
  • ( 5-10%);
  • tannins( 1-2%);
  • mechanical impurities.

The multiplicity of incoming components plays a decisive role in the therapeutic action of propolis. The balance of the elements strengthens the influence of each of them on the human body.

Propolis can be used in kind. For this, it takes 30 minutes to dissolve it in the oral cavity. Swallow glue does not follow, as wax is not absorbed in the stomach and intestines.

For medicinal purposes, alcoholic tincture is issued, which has a shelf life of several months if stored conditions are observed: in a dark, cool place. If necessary, it can be prepared at home in the form of alcohol solution or aqueous extract.

Indications and contraindications

Propolis has a therapeutic effect on all human organs and is used in the treatment of diseases of internal organs, skin, infection.

Application of alcohol tincture of propolis in the following diseases:

  • osteochondrosis, arthritis, radiculitis;
  • eczema, seborrhea, burns, frostbite, fungal nail and foot damage;
  • destruction of red blood cells, formation of blood clots;
  • violation of the vegetative-vascular system;
  • increased arterial pressure;
  • infections of the upper respiratory tract( angina, pharyngitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, diphtheria);
  • ophthalmic lesions;
  • dysfunction of the digestive system( stomach ulcer, duodenum, gastritis, colitis).

In the video - the indication for the use of the drug:

Propolis is used in the treatment of tuberculosis, syphilis, chlamydia, trichomoniasis - diseases requiring potent drugs with side effects.

To people who are allergic to honey, it is contraindicated to be treated with propolis.

Pollen is a strong allergen. The increased reactivity of the organism to food products should also serve as a restrictor for the use of propolis tincture. Use a bee product is necessary, observing the dosage, in order to avoid complications. Precautions concern and rinsing the throat during a sore throat.

Application to children and pregnant women

Alcohol tincture of propolis for gargling with angina is contraindicated in children and pregnant women.

For therapeutic purposes, a water extract is used. Children up to a year do not know how to gargle, but will swallow a medicine. From year to 6 years the dosage is 1/10, from 6 to 10 years - 1/5, from 10 to 14 - ½ from the adult norm.

How to prepare a rinse solution

preparation of propolis for rinsing

The preparation of a rinse solution depends on the type of tincture: aqueous or alcoholic.

The ready-made tincture purchased at the pharmacy is diluted in the ratio: 20: 1( 100 ml of heated boiled water and 5 ml of propolis or 1 tsp).On a water basis, the proportion is 3: 1.

At home, an alcohol solution is obtained by pressing alcohol for 2 weeks with ground propolis. To facilitate processing, propolis is frozen. The required concentration is obtained by combining 100 ml of 70% alcohol and 10-20 g propolis. Storage conditions - dark glassware, a cool place.

An aqueous solution is obtained by infusion for 24 hours in a thermos in the proportion of boiling water and propolis 10: 2.Shelf life up to 5 days.

Propolis can be used in combination with herbal infusions, which increases the therapeutic effect.

How many times a day you need to rinse

Gargle with an angina, regardless of whether the water or alcohol base is needed 3 to 5 times a day for a week. As a preventive tool, it is recommended to extend the procedure for another 5-7 days.


  • Ekaterina B.: "I use water tincture of propolis for a child of 5 years. It works very well, especially in the initial stages. Redness in the throat decreases after every rinse in the eyes. I grow propolis in the infusion of chamomile. It discards the specific smell and taste of tincture. In pure form on the water the child does not agree to take it in his mouth. "
  • Valentina S.: "I tried to dissolve propolis in the mouth when my throat was badly ill. Very peculiar smell and taste. But the effect was good. The pain diminished, it became easier to swallow. Was treated with usual medicines. Propolis made an alcoholic tincture. Apply at the first sign of a cold. "

The wide use of propolis is explained by its high efficiency from infection with viruses, mycoses, bacteria. Rinsing the mouth in the treatment of angina has a complex effect: inhibits the development of the inflammatory process, increases local immunity. The drug has allergic properties, which must be taken into account in the appointment.