Propolis contains a great variety of elements with unique composition:
Flavonoids – flavones, flavonols, flavanones, flavanonols, chalcones, dihydrochalcones, isoflavones, isodihydroflavones, flavans, isoflavans, neoflavonoids and flavonoid glycosides;
Phenolic acids, tannins, stilbenes, curcuminoids, coumarins and quinines;
Terpens – acyclic, monocyclic, dicyclic monoterpenes are isolated from propolis;
Minerals – calcium, magnesium, aluminium, carbon, iron, manganese, nickel, and zinc;
Hydrocarbons, Aminoacids, Vitamins (В₁, В₂, В₆, А, Е, С) and many other elements.
The most popular and easy way to use propolis is taking 30% extraction in pure alcohol – Propolis tincture.
For adults – 20-30 drops a day in some water, juice or warm (not hot) tea. Take it before meal.
For children – the number of the drops depends on the age of the child. For a 4 years old children you give 8 drops, for 5 years – 10 (number of drops double the years).
During a cold, flue or some infection a more intense course is recommended. The number of drops stays the same but you can take them 3 to 5 times a day (for 5-7 days).
If you take propolis for the first time, we recommend taking just a couple of drops in the beginning so you can make an allergy test. If there is no allergy reaction (some kind of rash) in 30 minutes, you can continue with the regular daily dose.