Drug information of Propolis
Mechanism of effect
Propolis seems to have activity against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It might also have anti-inflammatory effects and help skin heal.
Drug indicationsdiabetes , artirit rhomatoid , herpes simplex , Infection , Acne , Inflammatory Bowel Disease , Psoriasis , swelling
Acne, bowel diseases, cancer, dermatitis, cervitis, diverticulitis, laryngitis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, aphthous ulcers, burns, wound healing, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, infections, diabetes, swelling, cold sores
- For diabetes: 500 mg of propolis three times per day for 8 weeks. 900 mg of propolis daily for 12 weeks. 400 mg of propolis daily for 6 months.
- For swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis): 80 mg of propolis 2-3 times daily has been used along with rinsing with bicarbonate solution.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN:
- For cold sores (herpes labialis): Creams or ointments containing propolis 0.5% or 3% applied to the lips 5 times per day at the start of cold sore symptoms.
AS A RINSE:•For swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth : 5 mL of propolis 30% mouth rinse for 60 seconds three times daily for 7 days has been used. Propolis 2% to 3% has been applied to dentures 3-4 times daily for 7-14 daily.
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Side effectsallergic reactions
-Allergic reactions with skin and mucous membrane irritations have been reported. Sensitization to propolis also has been reported.
-Some experts believe certain chemicals in propolis may make asthma worse.
-A certain chemical in propolis might slow blood clotting
no information for PROPOLIS Interactions
-Some people are allergic
-There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking propolis if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid useTaking propolis might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
-Avoid using propolis if you have asthma
Points of recommendation
-Taking propolis might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking propolis 2 weeks before surgery.
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