Propolis ointment is a natural remedy widely used in traditional and homeopathic medicine.
Main active ingredient is propolis - a unique and 100% natural substance produced by honeybees.
Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used propolis for its medicinal properties: Greeks - to treat abscesses, Assyrians put it on wounds and tumors to fight infection and help the healing process, Egyptians - to embalm mummies.
Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols which are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body. Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids.
What the research says:
Propolis is thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Researchers aren't exactly sure why, but the bee product appears to provide protection from some bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal.
These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing.
One study found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth.
Possible propolis ointment application include:
* violation of skin integrity (wounds, cuts, scratches and abrases);
* burns, erosion;
* acne (improves sebaceous glands function and prevents appearance of new inflammatory elements);
* inflammation of the hemorrhoids;
* runny nose, sinusitis (ointment should be melted in a water bath before dripping into the nose).
10% ointment can be used to activate healing process of small wounds, burns etc., it has "mild action" and is recommended to use for children treatment. Ointment with higher propolis concentration is used in case of more serious disease of an infectious or inflammatory nature.
100% natural propolis ointment.
Good for treatment of wounds, cuts, scratches, abrases, burns, erosion.
Helps to fight acne (improves sebaceous glands function and prevents appearance of new inflammatory elements).
Balm is available in 10, 20, 30 and 40% propolis concentration.