How to drink propolis for children?
Each parent wants only the best for their child, therefore, when choosing means of treatment or prevention of diseases, especially seasonal ones, preference is given to natural products. This article is devoted to propolis and its benefits to the child's body.
What is propolis
Propolis, black wax or ouza, as it is popularly called, is a bee product, which serves as a kind of glue for insects.
- as a means of disinfection in places of laying eggs;
- as a putty for crevices to eliminate drafts;
- as a mummifying antiseptic for decaying remains.
Did you know? The famous healer of antiquity Avicenna in his work “The Canon of Medicine” wrote that black wax is able to stretch the ends of arrows stuck in the body.
Propolis properties for the child's body
The healing properties of the product are due to the rich chemical composition.
- Among a large list of nutrients:
- amino acids;
Uza, taken regularly in small amounts, promotes the production of antibodies to viruses and infections. Children in kindergarten or school are in contact with a large number of people, so it is important to take care of strengthening the immune system, especially during seasonal diseases.
The amount of minerals and vitamins in the composition is enough to prevent childhood vitamin deficiency, support the endocrine and nervous system. Amino acids improve brain function and increase concentration, which is especially important during the training period.
Beekeeping products are a strong allergen, so before treating a child, you should make sure that you are not intolerant.
- Abuse of a viscous medicine can lead to the following consequences:
- rash on the skin;
- temperature jumps;
- general weakness;
At what age can propolis be given to children
Pediatricians insist that it is not recommended to give propolis to children under the age of 3 years. From this age, you first need to conduct an allergy test, give the baby a new substance literally "at the tip of a knife." If there are no adverse reactions either from the skin or from the digestion, the medicine can be given, but after consulting a doctor.
Important! Up to the age of three, the child has a weak enzyme system, not able to digest heavy foods, which include propolis.
How to give propolis to a child
When treating a child with black wax, the norm should be strictly observed. If the medicine is pharmaceutical production, the instructions always indicate how many drops and at what age is permissible.
Lung disease (cough)
In order to clear the respiratory tract of sputum, children are inhaled. Pairs of a bond melted in a water bath should be inhaled twice a day. At night, a piece of warm substance should be put as a compress in the area of the bronchi, wrapping on top.
Pharmacy 20% tincture is used to gargle. 10 drops of tincture are dripped into a half glass of warm water. The procedure is carried out 3-5 times a day.
The immune system
Therapeutic mixture to increase immunity:
- Grate propolis on a medium grater.
- Stir thoroughly with a glass of warm milk.
- Wait until the substance has completely dissolved, strain if necessary.
- Add 1 tsp. honey, drink every day at night.
Treatment of the digestive tract
As a prophylaxis of gastric diseases, with increased acidity in children, they are given 10 drops of water tincture, three times a day after meals. In the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, older children (12 years old) are given 10 drops of medication for alcohol (10%) as an adjuvant, 3 times a day before meals. Dripping a tie in warm boiled water, or in milk. The course of treatment is determined by a gastroenterologist.
Important! Children under 12 years old are not recommended to take alcohol tinctures. It is not recommended to take medicines for alcohol in the presence of problems with the kidneys or liver.
Purulent inflammation of the ear (otitis media)
Inflammation in the ear will help to remove the compress from propolis oil. Cooking Technology:
- Mix 20 g of grated propolis and 80 g of sea buckthorn oil.
- Pour the mixture with water and leave for an hour.
- Float particles to remove.
- Prepare a water bath, keep the mixture for 1 hour over boiling water under a lid.
- Strain and apply.
Runny nose and sinusitis
An aqueous solution of propolis is dripped into both nostrils twice a day. Number of drops according to age:
- 3 years - 3 drops;
- 4 years - 4 drops;
- 6 years - 6 drops, etc.
Acute respiratory and viral diseases
For prevention, the child is given 10 drops of aqueous extract 2 times a day, dripping into any drink. After a month, take a break. For the treatment of acute respiratory infections or acute respiratory viral infections, the norm is increased to 20 drops and stirred in herbal infusions (black elderberry, wild rose).
Important! The medicine can be given to children only after consulting a pediatrician and cardiologist.
From the age of 12, you can use wax, insisting it on alcohol:
- About 60 g of the crushed product is poured with alcohol or vodka 40–45 degrees.
- For two weeks, clean in a dark place, regularly shake the container.
- Filter before use.
Cardiovascular system, treatment and prevention
Regular intake of a honey product improves blood circulation and strengthens blood vessels, cleanses them of cholesterol plaques.
The most effective propolis infusion with garlic and honey:
- A mixture of grated garlic and alcohol 100 g per 100 ml is infused for 14 days in a dark place in a container of dark glass.
- Add 50 g of liquid honey to the strained infusion, stir.
- Accepted for a month 3 times a day, the dosage is a drop for a year of a child’s life.
To remove inflammation and pain in the genitals and urinary organs, water tincture of the bonds and herbs will help. To prepare it, an aqueous infusion in a proportion of 50 g per 100 ml is mixed with a warm herbal decoction.
Did you know? In Africa, during the Boer War, propolis mixed with petroleum jelly was used as an antiseptic in surgical operations in military hospitals.
Broth (for 0.5 l of boiling water 20 g of herbs):
- yarrow - 2 parts;
- bearberry - 2 parts;
- calamus root - 1 part;
- birch buds - 1 part.
External use for injuries of the skin
Heated wax mass, so that it is warm, but not hot, is applied to the affected area and wrapped with a gauze bandage. Compresses need to be done until complete healing. They effectively heal cuts, relieve burn pain and heal open wounds.
Love for sweets leads to problems with the oral cavity, the appearance of inflammation or foci of infection. Rinsing with a tie will save the child from such problems. If a child has a toothache, a ball of wax can be put on it. Sprains and bruises during sports games or training heal faster after compresses from the bond.
You will be interested to know if propolis can be eaten in its pure form and how to eat it correctly.
If the baby rubbed the corn, they put a compress daily from the wax plate, covering it with a band-aid. Knowing what propolis helps from, parents can prevent diseases, strengthen the protective properties of the child's body. And at the same time, be sure that a natural remedy given by nature will not harm the child, as pharmacological preparations can harm.