Honey For Coughs
PA State University
College Of Medicine conducted a study on children 2 to 18 years of age
with upper respiratory infections. 30 minutes before
bedtime, they were given one teaspoon of buckwheat honey
or honey-flavored dextromethorphan (DM), the most common
OTC cough syrup.
intensity and frequency of cough,
aided sleep and outperformed the cough syrup.
The bioflavanoids in
propolis lock viruses in a coat of protein, much like the bees use it to
mummify invaders in the bee hive.
Honey is among the most effective therapies for lesions, wounds, burns, surgical cuts, and lesions. A
U.K. research study found that
honey acted as a barrier against tumor implantation following lapraropscopic cancer surgery which, when the instruments are withdrawn,
leave a small hole that can spread cancerous tissue, a known risk
in cancer surgery.
Sweet tooth? Don’t worry about dental decay from honey. Unlike
sugar, you can use honey to sweeten tea or coffee because honey's strong
anti-bacterial properties help protect teeth against plaque and gums
against gingivitis, both caused by bacterial growth.
A word of
caution here, whether for medicinal or health reasons, avoid any honey
that doesn’t say “raw” or "unfiltered" on the label. All
honey is "pure" but processed honey is usually an attractive golden color
and pours easier because sugar or corn syrup will have been added to boost sweetness
and cut cost of real honey.
Trying to find anything truly natural
can be difficult but raw, unprocessed honey will be NOT be clear and
golden. It will be darker, “honey” colored and slightly cloudy.
Propolis for Arthritis
ethanolic extract of propolis has profound anti-inflammatory
effects on chronic inflammations. In addition to easing
arthritis pain, the anti-inflammatory power of
propolis calms asthma and allergy attacks by reducing smooth
muscle airway contractions.
Medicine For Allergies
Local honey is always best, especially for allergies. Like an allergy
shot but much cheaper (!) honey, propolis, and bee pollen harvested from local hives stimulates
your immune system against allergy-causing pollens particular to your
HONEY BEE PROPOLIS
Barbara J. Andrews, Publisher, TheDogPlace
Bee Propolis has been documented as a healing agent for more
than two thousand years.
Why haven’t you heard about bee propolis?
The answer is simple - today we have pharmaceutical companies.
Thankfully, "old time" natural health aids work so well that mankind has kept the information alive, even as
drug researchers find new ways to alter herbs, seeds, and even soil and clay so
it can be patented, controlled and made incredibly profitable.
So What Is Bee Propolis?
Propolis is a sticky resin that seeps from the
buds and bark of trees, Bees gather the propolis, carry it to the hive,
and with waxy flakes secreted from their abdomens, they blend it into
"bee propolis" which they use for many purposes. For instance,
worker bees line the little cells in which
the queen bee lays her eggs, and due to its antiseptic properties, the propolis lining insures a hospital-clean environment for rearing her
brood. It does the same for your wounds...
Bees use propolis to seal and sanitize their hives in other ways. When an invader
gets into the hive, the bees kill it and if the body can’t be removed,
they encase it in propolis to prevent decay and the development of
harmful bacteria, viruses, mold, and other yucky stuff common to
corpses. See Egyptian entombing below.
Bee Propolis For Fertility?
That's right and there's reason to believe propolis can work for dogs
as well as humans. A study in
women found astounding benefits in the treatment of endometriosis and
infertility problems. Women given 500mg of propolis twice daily
resulted in a pregnancy rate of 60% as opposed to 20% for women not
Go ahead, talk to your vet about the possibilities for a
non-productive brood bitch. We know there's no motivation for a
veterinary university to do study in dogs but if my bitch was
having conception problems, and the vet couldn’t pin it down, I would
put her on a propolis dosage appropriate for her size. What’s to lose?
Propolis has virtually no known harmful or allergic effects.
is cystitis, common during estrus cycles. Again, bees
can come to the rescue with honey and vinegar, covered in the link
Propolis For Surgery?
If you or your dog face surgery then you need to know that propolis may protect against
cognitive impairment when undergoing general anesthesia.
Haven’t you noticed that someone in your
family was a little “slow” to catch
onto things after surgery? Not
remembering much about having been sick is good; it is the brain’s
protection for our conscious mind and actually makes healing easier.
But mild, temporary amnesia is not the same as brain cell impairment.
It happens to some degree in any surgery
but In brain or heart surgery wherein the
blood supply is held back and then re-introduced, the risk of cognitive
malfunction is heightened during reperfusion (blood flow resumption)
which is associated with a rapid return of oxygen-derived free
radicals. Such surgery would be a rare procedure in dogs but anesthesia-induced loss of
memory can occur in pets and as in humans, it can persist for days,
weeks, or permanently. Unfortunate it
is that your dog can't tell you he feels foggy and “forgetful”.
Human Applications For Bee Propolis
Research in Israel has shown that bee propolis is protective against
the herpes simplex virus in living organisms. It has been used for
centuries in Egypt where recent studies have also shown it has strong
anti-tumor activity. Get this. Animals induced with tumors, when given
bee propolis, failed to develop cancerous tumors and in fact, the tumors
shrank! According to another Egyptian study, bee propolis has
anti-asthma properties. Egyptian culture is famous for entombing,
is that how they became interested in propolis? Because the bees
use it to "entomb" invaders into the hive?
Bee propolis inhibits vascular endothelia growth and is a significant
anti-inflammatory. It is said to be comparable to silver sulfadiazine
in treating second-degree burns. Well? Why not? The application of
raw honey saved countless lives following the horrible Bali nightclub
fire of 2003 in which over 400 people were trapped and burned.
have no medical training. I only provide anecdotal advice.
Take it for what it’s worth, which may be nothing. But note that
most prescription drugs are chemicalized (patentable versions) of something growing in your backyard
or in a mountain meadow. They are those things naturalists call
herbs and drug companies call “discoveries.”
People around the world have known the value of bees, honey, propolis,
and pollen. Unfortunately, our brains are re-wired by a constant barrage of TV advertising. It is not too late for
those who want health at the least cost to the human body, and the bank
account. Thanks to the internet, over 65% of the population in America has used one or more
forms of CAM (Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) and the numbers
are much higher in other countries.
My job isn't to convince you
of anything, only to present new ideas and results of medical studies. The rest is
up to you. If you open your mind to the "newness" of ancient remedies, you and your
dogs can benefit.
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