According to Dr. Juozas Jokim, a veterinarian in bees growing in Switzerland, said that we should seek an improvement in immunity and an effective cold-blooded drug else, not hives. "It looks like a weird sticky mass, but it's magical – a virus-destroying composition. Smartly used propoles from plant propagation materials are used to coat hives to avoid drafts and unhealthy moisture," says J. Jokim.
Beekers argue that the curative effect of this substance is determined by a large number of biologically active substances involved in the composition of propolis. Most polyphenols are found in propolis, the main part of which is flavonoids. Essential are aromatic acids and their esters, essential oils, trace elements, vitamins and amino acids. These substances are involved in immunological reactions and are essential for the vital functions of the body.
The beneficial properties of propolis are also confirmed by the beekeeper, pharmacist and herbalist Vida Jokimienė. "In the autumn, I have always received many requests to improve the immunity of children and to cure colds. As a grandmother of five grandchildren and a longtime pharmacist, I am convinced that there is no longer a useful substance for the prevention and treatment of colds with propolis.This is a true bee power that not only strengthens the immunity, but when the first symptoms get too cold, it overcomes various bacteria and viruses, "says Vida.
In her view, it is very important not only to choose the propolis product, but also to use it consistently when approaching winter. "I always choose and recommend other long-lasting, natural, Lithuanian propolises containing vitamin C and herbal extracts for every taste – ginger, raspberry, pomegranate or menthol. For many years it has helped not only in the fight against the cold, but also in strengthening the immunity of our family members I am pleased that this form of propolis is especially appealing to small ones. The addition of raspberry extract to children – as if it was tasty, which should not be offered at all, by the queue itself, – the pharmacist smiles.
Interestingly, the use of propolis can actually help to eliminate the first signs, such as throat inflammation, swallowing pain, clogged nose. This is because the ingredients of propolis disinfect, spray and protect the mucous membrane. "Various studies have shown that bee pressure reduces the side effects of medicines. When used on beehives resin in combination with other therapeutic measures, sometimes it is sometimes reduced by half for the treatment of various diseases, and thus improves much faster," – says the pharmacist.
Both pharmacists and beekeepers agree that propolis has anti-inflammatory properties, which facilitates the outbreak of symptoms of fever. Propolis strengthens the body's natural ability to protect itself against harmful microorganisms.
"It's very important to see the first signs. After taking the tail disease and using this natural antibiotic consistently, it's possible to completely avoid treatment with chemicals," says Vida Jokimienė. In her opinion, propolis effectively reduces perforation, pain, relieves breathing and moisturizes the respiratory system. Depending on the herbivores using propolis, the person maintains the body's resistance to disease.