Another explanation, collateral or complementary, is offered by the also Soviet scientist KA Kuzmina, who in her scientific announcement describes propolis as having a tonic and energizing character in the body, because under its influence the power of phagocytosis increases even more. The content of properdin, this virus-fighting protein, begins to exist in the blood!
Here is a simple example of the above: When an infectious virus became an epidemic in Sarajevo, within a short period of time, Dr. Izer Osmanagic of the University of the city, chose 85 professors and students, who did not have flu symptoms, but because they had daily contact with so many people, the risk of them becoming infected was great. So he tried to make them immune by giving each of them propolis with honey in a dose of one teaspoon every day for 40-50 days. Of this whole group only 9% were infected, while of the rest all remained healthy . This demonstrates that propolis can "work" as more than just an antibiotic. It may be a source of immunity...
But even in lighter cases propolis always comes to the rescue, such as:
- Pharyngitis: A few drops of propolis and lemon in a tablespoon of warm water are enough to soften the throat.
- Respiratory disorders: For a sore throat or persistent cough combine a few drops of propolis with honey and add herbal tea. Drink several times a day. Result: soothes throat irritation and reduces persistent cough.
Nasal congestion: A few drops of propolis in warm mountain tea, at least 3 times a day, fights nasal infections, reduces nasal secretions, clears blocked respiratory passages and allows healthy and easy breathing.
From the book "Propolis the miracle of bees", Thanasis Arist. Bikos, Agronomist