Warts are bothersome, even though they are usually harmless. Warts are mostly benign skin growths caused by viruses. Warts often appear on the hands, but also on the face and feet. Children and teenagers have warts quite often, but adults can also be affected in general. Even if warts, they should be treated quickly so that the virus does not spread and more warts form. In addition, many people perceive them as an aesthetic flaw.
Causes of Warts
Usually warts are caused by an infection with viruses, especially human papillomavirus (HPV). There are different types of HPV. Depending on which virus type is responsible for the infection and where it settles, different types of warts develop morphologically. Depending on the type of wart, other viruses can also trigger the symptoms. The pathogens get into the skin through the smallest skin injuries, for example small cracks, and then force the skin cells to produce more viruses. This uncontrolled cell proliferation creates the typical wart shape.
As already described, children and adolescents are more likely to have warts than adults. But there are also differences among adults, because there are risk groups or factors that tend to develop warts or promote warts:
- Circulatory disorders in fingers and toes
- Tendency to allergies
- an existing skin disease such as neurodermatitis
- increased sweating
Does propolis help against warts?
Warts are annoying, annoying and uncomfortable for those affected! Often times they itch and don't look too nice. If you want to remove warts, you can use chemical methods such as freezing or try an effective and natural remedy: propolis.
Many of our long-term customers report excellent results from propolis when used against warts. And that is no coincidence, because the bees have always used propolis to protect themselves against pathogens and intruders such as bacteria, germs, fungi and viruses. To protect the beehive and the sensitive life within it, bees produce propolis to keep intruders out. Propolis comes from the Greek and means "in front of the city". And that's exactly where the intruders stay.
Due to its many ingredients, propolis has a very broad spectrum of activity and is therefore used in both naturopathy and human medicine. Propolis is said to have antibacterial, fungicidal, cell protecting, antiviral and wound healing properties.
Propolis also contains salicylic acid, which has always been used against warts and is contained here in its natural form.
Propolis is a completely natural product, the different forms of action of which have been confirmed in numerous studies.
What is propolis made of?
Propolis consists of over 250 identified ingredients. Even if you now know the ingredients very well, propolis is a mystery, because only natural propolis has a balance that no industrially manufactured product can have. The busy bees produce this “miracle cure” all by themselves in a natural process. Propolis consists of approx. 50% resin and approx. 25% essential oils, pollen, minerals and trace elements, as well as flavones and acids.
The main ingredients are:
- Wax components
- Vitamins A, B, C, E, H or B7 (better known as biotin, the active ingredient for skin and hair)
- Iron, chromium, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, magnesium, silicon
- amino acids
- Organic flavonoids
Treating warts with propolis:
Due to the way propolis works, there is a good chance of success when used against warts. Propolis tinctures, which can be easily applied to the affected areas, are particularly suitable.
Apply the propolis tincture 2-3 times a day to the wart and let the tincture dry. You can increase the effect by, for example, soaking a cotton ball with the tincture and using a plaster or bandage to attach the pad to the wart. It is advisable to renew the bandage daily until the wart is gone and new, healthy tissue has grown back.
We recommend using a propolis tincture with at least 20% pure propolis. In our shop you will find propolis tincture with 20% pure propolis, propolis tincture with 30% pure propolis and a propolis tincture with 40% pure propolis.
Intolerance to propolis
Approx. 1% of all people have an intolerance to propolis, presumably as an allergic reaction to a certain proportion of bee pollen. Anyone who is allergic to bee stings or bee products should refrain from using propolis - both externally and internally through ingestion or addition to food. How to test if you are allergic to propolis: Apply the product to the inside of an arm. If a reaction occurs in the next few hours, you should not use any propolis products.
Be careful when buying propolis
In general, if you want to achieve the best effect, you should only buy high-quality propolis with the highest possible propolis content. In the case of inferior goods, the effect often leaves a lot to be desired. Do not save in the wrong place under any circumstances - a high-quality product cannot be found in the supermarket for a few euros. In addition, one should make sure that propolis is not contaminated.
Our propolis products
In our shop we offer you high quality propolis products in various forms:
Propolis powder, our most popular propolis product, is obtained from gently cleaned and dried raw propolis. Due to its many positive properties, it is ideal as a dietary supplement. Our long-term customers are enthusiastic about the quality of this high-quality propolis.
Propolis tinctures 20%, 30%, 40%
For the production of our propolis solution, raw propolis is dissolved in pure, non-denatured alcohol in pharmacist quality in a process lasting several weeks. Our propolis solution is of the highest quality and is professionally manufactured. For external use, our propolis solution has been dermatologically tested in an independent institute.
Alcohol-free propolis tincture
These propolis drops or propolis tincture are made on the basis of vegetable glycerine. It is used to keep the propolis liquid. The vegetable glycerine is obtained from the fatty acids in soy, coconuts and various types of grain. This alcohol-free propolis tincture does not contain any allergenic substances.
Alcohol-free propolis drops can contain a maximum of 10% to 15% propolis due to the poor solubility of pure propolis. This propolis solution contains 10% pure propolis.
Much more information about propolis you will find in our propolis lexicon
We wish you every success and good health!