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Propolis (Plant material collected by bees. Not an herb, but often used by herbalists.)
Part used: Resin.
Taste/smell: Resinous, pleasant.
Tendencies: Warming, drying.
Dosage: 1:4 dry strength liquid extract: 15-40 drops 1-4 times per day.
Use: (a) Hepatoprotective, (b) Antioxidant, (c) Expectorant, (d) Antiseptic with soothing and healing properties.
Propolis is used for sore throats, toothaches, coughs, respiratory and urinary tract infections, gum inflammation and as a topical antiseptic
Contraindications: It is contraindicated in pregnancy. All resinous liquid extracts like propolis will precipitate in water and stick to the container or glass. Propolis can produce a contact allergy on the skin of some people that can become severe if the person does not stop using the Propolis containing ointment/cream etc.
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