Propolis extract

Propolis extract has strong antibiotic action.
Propolis extracts inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus. Also, propolis enhances anti-staphylococcal activity of certain antibiotics of synthesis like streptomycin, erythromycin and amoxicillin. Propolis extracts have demonstrated the protective effect in treating cold preparations which benefited of shortening treatment period. The studies performed have proven a reduction in the incidence of respiratory infections in children, manifests mainly as rhinitis, pharyngitis, strep throat and bronchitis.
Scientists have tested the antibacterial effects of propolis - aqueous extract 13% - on several strains of gram bacteria and gram - as well the strains of anaerobic bacteria isolated from patients with upper respiratory tract infections.
Following research, it was concluded that at concentrations ranging between 6.25 and 1 g of propolis extract / liter, all bacterial strains are destroyed. However, the effects are valid only at topical application of the preparations and not by their systemic administration.
Analgesic agent
Researchers at the University of Santa Catarina from Brazil conducted a study which highlights the effectiveness of propolis as analgesic agent in the treatment of conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and the respiratory virosis.
To treat this type of disease is used propolis solution 5% alcohol, which stimulates tissue regeneration process in case of infection of the lesions. The alcoholic solution of 5% propolis can be used to treat as aerosols. For this purpose makes inhalations him in which propolis is dissolved in 1:2 proportions in boiled milk. It is recommended that patient to remain at rest approximately 25 minutes after each session of aerosols. Aerosolization can be done either by simple Inhalations or by using an electrical appliance for aerosol. Such treatment takes about 25 sessions, and if necessary it can be repeated every three months.