Propolis for neurodermatitis
Neurodermatitis is not a contagious but unfortunately a chronic or chronically recurring disease. Unfortunately, the proportion of affected patients has increased significantly in the last few decades, so that it is almost described as a widespread disease.
It is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that often occurs in flares. It is associated with eczema, dry skin that is excruciatingly itchy and can affect all areas of the skin. It occurs particularly often on the hands, scalp, face and the crook of the arm. Over time, however, atopic dermatitis can "wander" and affect other areas of the skin.
The causes can be varied: Genetic predisposition, environmental influences and inflammations running through the skin can be the basis. Atopic dermatitis is often triggered or worsened with emotional distress and stress. For those affected, this is often a vicious cycle, because the skin changes caused by neurodermatitis alone are extremely stressful. Affected patients therefore often withdraw, in the worst case it leads to depression.
Does propolis help with neurodermatitis?
Propolis can be used very well for neurodermatitis. The advantage here is that propolis is available in different dosage forms, i.e. as a cream, ointment or for internal use in powder or drop form.
Bees have always used propolis to protect themselves from bacteria, viruses, germs and, of course, fungi. 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 is a completely natural product, the different forms of action of which have been confirmed in numerous studies.
Because of all these properties, propolis can also be used very well for neurodermatitis.
Propolis for neurodermatitis - this is how it works:
In the case of neurodermatitis, a more or less dosed cortisone cream or ointment is usually used. Unfortunately, with prolonged use, undesirable side effects occur. These can be: thinning of the skin, hyperpigmentation or the appearance of small blood vessels. Overall, therefore, cortisone preparations should generally not be used for more than 4 weeks.
Propolis balm or propolis cream:
A good substitute for cortisone cream is a propolis cream or, better still, the propolis balm extra strong. The propolis balm has a higher fat content and less water, which is why it is more suitable for very dry skin.
However, the propolis balm is very fat, so the nourishing propolis cream is more suitable for the face area.
Apply propolis balm or propolis cream thinly to the affected skin areas several times a day.
Propolis tincture or propolis powder for internal use:
It is also possible to treat neurodermatitis from the inside out with propolis or to support the external treatment from the inside out.
You can dissolve the propolis tincture in water or milk (approx. 10 drops in a small glass) and drink it. The drops are more soluble in milk, but if you have an intolerance you can also take them with a little water.
Simply sprinkle the propolis powder over your yogurt or muesli. It is advisable to add and consume a small teaspoon of propolis powder daily.
A healthy and balanced diet also plays a crucial role in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. For this reason, we can particularly recommend bee pollen as a dietary supplement. Bee pollen supports the body with a unique complex of active ingredients. It is popular with athletes because it contains 100g up to 40g protein and also covers all the important amino acids. In addition, our bee pollen has an antioxidant and alkaline effect. Therefore, it is popular not only with athletes, but also with health-conscious people and vegetarians.
Our pollen tip: stir pollen into a little natural yoghurt every day and let it soak a little. Alternatively, it can also be taken in orange juice or with a little honey. Adults should consume approx. 1-3 teaspoons of bee pollen daily, children up to 12 years of age a maximum of 1-2 teaspoons.
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
- Our propolis products
In our shop we offer you high quality propolis products in various forms:
- Propolis powder
- Tinctures with alcohol or without alcohol
- Cosmetics such as cream, balm, lip care, shampoo and much more
- Propolis balm
- Bee pollen
Treat yourself to this high-quality, extra strong propolis balm in dark color with delicate beeswax for face and body. Due to the extra high concentration of pure propolis, it is especially suitable for protecting and regenerating the skin. Our long-term regular customers are enthusiastic about the quality of this balm. The balm is very well absorbed and does not stick.
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 of 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.
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.
Important: A visit to this page and propolis cannot replace a visit to the doctor. Be sure to consult a doctor if you have unclear or serious health problems!
Serious illnesses should never be treated with propolis alone. Discuss the use of propolis as a complementary treatment with your doctor!
We wish you every success and good health!