Propolis for Genital

          Herpes,

  Weight Loss and

     Hair Growth

          Posted by 

       Dr. Jeff Zhao

 

There are many natural

  bio-active compounds 

    in water extract of

    Brazilian propolis,

Such as following anti-bacterial and anti-virus compounds that can be used for canker sores, cancer, diabetes, influenza and peptic ulcer.

 

How to prepare water extract: Boil propolis resin powder with proper volume water for 10-20 minutes, remove insoluble wax and keep water solution as health drink. Propolis is available in many forms, such as tablet, capsule, powder, extract and lozenge.

 

How does it work? Propolis has activities against bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent to help skin heal.

 

Reported active compounds in Brazilian propolis:

4-O-(3-Phenylpropanoyl)-Drupanin (CAS: 156027-73-5) is a hair growth stimulant and can be used both internally and externally.

Isochlorogenic acid c (CAS: 57378-72-0) found in coffee, Brazilian propolis, mate (leaves of yerba mate (llex paraguariensis), Aster scaberand (Pluchea symphytifolia), is an immunomodulator, active against HIV-1 integrase and shows anti-viral and anti-hepatotoxic activities.

 

Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other plant sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive. Propolis is rarely available in its pure form. It is usually obtained from beehives and contains bee products.

 

Propolis health function and use:

  • Anti-virus against herpes simplex virus type 1 that causes cold sores.

  • Its ointment is effective in the treatment of human genital herpes

  • Inhibits Streptococcus mutans from sticking to teeth and help fight cavities

  • Lowers blood sugar levels

  • Reduces cholesterol

  • Used as natural remedy for type 2 diabetes

  • Used for the problems and conditions of acne, canker sores, cold, giardiasis and allergies

  • Topically apply propolis directly to skin for wound cleansing

  • Use as antiseptic liquid for the treatment of burns

  • Use as mouth rinse for speeding healing following oral surgery

  • Used in cosmetics

 

Reference:

Biol Pharm Bull., 2004, 27(11):1797-803

 

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