While January is an exciting time of planning and new beginnings, it is also challenging for many reasons. The team at Honeybee Galway are determined to make sure colds and flu are not among those reasons.
After a long, enjoyable, but tiring Christmas season, we are all left a little drained heading into the second half of winter. It is no wonder that colds and flu become widespread across schools, workplaces, and in the home. If falling ill is not challenging enough, deciding how to treat cold or flu can be equally daunting and draining.
Honeybee Health Store, on Lower Abbeygate Street, has the perfect cold and flu solution for the whole family — Power Health Propolis throat mixture. The star ingredient of this mixture is propolis. You may have heard of it before, but if you are not sure what it is, or how it works, keep reading.
For thousands of years, propolis has played a role in the health of humanity. In the days of Hippocrates, propolis was used to heal open sores and ulcers, including internal ones. In ancient Egypt, propolis was used in the process of mummification. In Europe, propolis was said to relieve inflammation and fever, and in World War II it was used to dress wounds sustained in battle.
Propolis, or bee glue, is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with exudate gathered from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive.
Propolis has been shown to be effective against harmful bacteria including staphylococcus. It has also been used to enhance the immune system, which makes it doubly effective as an antibiotic — not only does it kill germs, it also boosts your own germ-fighting capabilities.
Propolis has been cleverly mixed with: Elecampane, which is expectorant, anti-tussive, sedative, anti-fungal, relaxing, warming, and anti-microbial; horehound, which activates the immune system, eliminating foreign matter and protecting the respiratory tracts from dust particles; and liquorice, which is a potent antiviral and a strong anti-inflammatory agent.
What is it for?
Primarily, Power Heath propolis throat mixture is recommended for cold and flu symptoms, specifically sore throats. It is also very effective for anyone suffering from sinus and ear problems. Due to the amount of menthol in the product, it gives an instant relief of congestion.
The herbal blend also is a perfect mixture for reduce a chesty cough, and due to the antibiotic nature of propolis, it will also aid a chest infection. It can also be used with all OTC decongestants, and does not pose any risk for people on blood pressure medication.
Who can’t take it?
Everyone can take propolis, but it can sometimes cause reactions in people that are allergic to bee stings. Also, diabetics should be careful while taking this product due to the glucose and molasses that this product contains.
One to 12 years of age: One 5ml teaspoon, when required, up to five times daily.
Twelve years and up: Two 5ml teaspoons when required, up to five times daily.
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