Propolis is resinous substance, produced during the processing of the sap that bees collect from different plants. Bees use propolis to maintain the hygiene of the hive -- to protect it from the intruders, including infections.
Speaking of hives, they are known as the most sterile area in the nature -- and it is all thanks to the propolis!
Since ancient times people have used propolis as a natural antibiotic that protects against bacteria and strengthens the immune system. Its beneficial effects have been known since the time of Hippocrates, who used it to treat ulcers and wounds. Unlike conventional antibiotics, propolis also affects the viruses.
It contains at least 19 active substances, all the vitamins, and 13 out of 14 minerals your body needs.
Studies have shown that by taking propolis in the flu and cold season you can reduce the risk of these diseases by 53%. Propolis is effective in the treatment of cough, sore throat, sinusitis, and tonsillitis.
Propolis based cream is an excellent remedy for fungal and bacterial skin infections.
6. Vitamin C
People have long known the properties of vitamin C and they still use it for preventive purposes.
Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, which plays a specific role in the stimulation of the defensive mechanism in the body. This vitamin is the king of prevention and people who use it enjoy its great benefits in the season of flu and colds.
Scientists conducted a number of studies based on the effect of vitamin C on bacteria and viruses, and the results confirmed that vitamin C is on the top when it comes to preventing infections.
Dr Fred Klenner did an interesting research by applying vitamin C intravenously. His research confirmed that vitamin C not only affects viruses and bacteria, but toxins as well (snake venom). In the poliomyelitis epidemic in North Carolina, Dr Klenner successfully cured 60 patients using vitamin C.
7. Oregano Oil
The oil made of oregano leaves contains a healing substance called carvacrol, which has strong antibacterial properties.
The research conducted in the Georgetown University showed that oregano oil can fight infections with the same efficacy as conventional antibiotics.
Studies have shown that oregano oil destroys up to 96% of the pneumococcus, 92% of staphyloccocus, 83% of streptococus, and 78% of the enterococcus in the body.
For now scientists confirmed that oregano oil is effective in the treatment of 25 different bacteria, including bacteria that has developed resistance to conventional antibiotics, and bacteria that cause bowel infections, urinary tract infections, typhoid fever, cholera, ulcers and skin infections.
Its strong antiviral activity protects against flu, colds, measles, and mumps. It reduces the inflammation and pain of stab wounds and animal bites, and neutralizes the poisonous bites of bees, spiders and venomous snakes.
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