Honey is the best known product of the bees,with indefinite shelf life. Over time can crystallize but never spoils.The crystallization is quality only for the pure, delicious honey, that even in the prehistory had been used as naturally sweeten long time before the sugar has become available,in the 16th century. Our ancestors were aware about honey’s healing benefits and that’s why was used in medicine.Ancient Egyptians belived that regular consummation of honey contributes to a longer life and vitality.Across the years these belivings had been proved and that’s why we’ll present you some recipes with bee products hoping that will be useful for you in everyday treatment of different diseases.
1.Honey Cough Syrup
The cough knows to be very boring and lasting for a long time and affects everyone,kids and adults to. During this condition,the body is exhausted and without energy. On the market we can found different types of cough syrup,most of them are made naturally,but there is always at least one ingredient that we don’t recognize and we don’t know how it works.That’s way is better to prepare a home made syrup from natural ingredients whose efficacy is not questionable!
This is one of many other recipes for cough where the main ingredient is honey:
200 ml of honey ( is recommended to use dark honey)
1 fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of dry sage
Mix all ingredients In a smaller pot,cover it and put it inside a mid-sized pot (if you have you could use a tiered pot set that comes with a steamer piece)where you add couple of inches of water and then bring the water to a boil. Let it steam about 5 minutes, after remove from the steam and wrap it up to stay warm. After 20 minutes,strain the syrup into a glass jar.
Dosage: Children should take 1 tea spoon 3 times a day, children older then 12 and adults 1 tablespoon 3 times a day!
Honey cough syrup heals the throat,calms down the cough and act as antipyretic.
2. Propolis cream for damaged skin
This cream is recommended for dry and damaged skin as well as for healing changes of skin from burns and congelations.
20 ml of propolis tincture
50 ml olive oil
10 ml baby oil
30 g pure beeswax
In a double bottom pot,on low heat warm up the olive oil,then add the baby oil and beeswax and keep stirring until the beeswax melt.Add the propolis tincture,stir for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. If you wish you can add 5-10 drops of etheric oil and at the end pour the warm mixture in a glass jar.It can be used when it cools down.Close the jar tightly and keep the cream in the fridge.
Apply the cream massaging the affected area 2 or 3 times per day.If you have allergy to bees or bee products, first apply a very small amount of the cream and observe your reaction. If you notice any side effects like red skin, itching or irritations, don’t use the cream! Usually allergic reactions to bee propolis cream are quite uncommon but the benefits are many. Protects the skin against acne, propolis has moisturising qualities, revitalising the skin and improving elasticity, regenerates skin cells,thanks to his powerful antibiotic properties,provides protection against fungal and bacterial infections.
Generally, propolis cream helps to maintain a healthy skin which is important for your immune system.
Because of the big air pollution, today we are witnesses of the growth of many diseases like respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis, allergies,lung diseases and many other.This affects mostly the kids and older adults.
Many people found a solution for reducing these difficulties or even eliminate them,in inhalation of the air directly from the bee baskets.
All bee-keepers will testify about the pleasant effects they have during their work in bee hives in spring and summer.
The therapy is consisting in inhalation of the healthy aerosols from the bee hive wich is mixture of all bee products such as pollen, propolis, etheric oils, flavonoids, honey,beeswax,royal jelly and a lot of other substances. The bees with the simple move of the wings are mixing the evaporations of these elements spreading them out in the air inside the hive. The inhalation of these tiny aerosols is improving not only the condition with the respiratory diseases,but also has significant influence on the psychophysical state of people. The apitherapy have calming and relaxing effects liberating us from the daily stress. Also is good for those who suffers from depressions, migraine, arthritis and may help manage autoimmune diseases.
There are special masks for inhalation of aerosols directly from the hive. They have built-in one way shut-off valve and tube directly attached to the hive which enables one way movement of the aerosols to the user.
In the countries where bee keeping is well developed,there are bee hives that look like a small wood cabins called Apichambers, where the patients very easily could inhalate the air and feel all beneficial energy of bee hives.
Apitherapy is good for healthy people too, those who practice sport, people who work in fabrics where are exposed on evaporations of heavy metals etc.
The best time for this therapy is from April to September.
We should use these gifts from the nature because they were the ground of the ancient medicine of Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese.