Possibilities of honey and propolis in the treatment of gastritis

Gastritis is a fairly common recurrent disease of an infectious or non-infectious origin that can be acute or chronic, causing complications that significantly impair the quality of life of a person. Recently gastritis is much younger and is diagnosed not only in adults, but also in children. At the heart of the epidemiology of the disease are several causes and predisposing factors to the development of gastritis, but regardless of the cause of the disease, treatment of gastritis should be carried out immediately.


  • 1 Therapeutic application of honey and propolis
  • 2 Recipes for the treatment of gastritis with honey and propolis
  • 3 Preparation of alcoholic infusion

Therapeutic application of honey and propolis

Propolis and honey have a pronounced anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, antimicrobial and regenerating properties. They inhibit the development of pathogenic bacteria, inhibit the process of decay, protect the gastric mucosa from irritation with acid. These products are recognized as traditional medicine. Some sources say that due to the rich composition of propolis, it is more effective than some antibiotics and pain medications.

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Compared with synthetic drugs, honey and propolis do not adversely affect the intestinal microflora, do not have significant contraindications and side effects. The only contraindication to their use is an increased sensitivity to bee products, which is more common in children. Pregnant women who have a history of gastritis, propolis treatment is not contraindicated, but considering the peculiarity of the body of a pregnant woman, it is better to consult a doctor.

Propolis, like honey, contains a large number of vitamins( A, B, E, PP), they are rich in enzymes, microelements, essential oils, tannins and other components that can get rid of many diseases.

Unlike honey, propolis is practically not used in its pure form. However, its use from the found in the form of tinctures, extracts, from it are prepared ointments, essential oils. To increase effectiveness, propolis is often mixed with honey, herbs, animal fats and other products used by folk medicine.

Recipes for the treatment of gastritis with honey and propolis

The propolis tincture can be prepared at home or bought at a pharmacy. Most often for the treatment of gastritis use an alcoholic infusion of propolis, which is not recommended for use in pure form.


Safer suspension of propolis is considered safer for the treatment of gastritis, which can be prepared at home. This infusion can be used for children, but it has a short period of effectiveness - just a week from the date of preparation. Propolis infusion without prior dilution in water, milk is not recommended. Consider several recipes using honey and propolis for the treatment of gastritis.

  1. Nut-propolis milk. During cooking, you will need: 10 g of walnuts, which you need to boil with a glass of milk. The resulting broth should be filtered and add 1 spoon of honey and a few drops of propolis tincture. Ready infusion take on a third cup 3 times a day. It allows to reduce acidity with gastritis, improves the work of the gastrointestinal tract. Potato juice with propolis honey. Raw potatoes must be grated on a fine grater, squeezed juice and mixed with 1 spoonful of honey. Accepted on an empty stomach, or 30-40 minutes before a meal 2 times a day. The course of treatment is from 10 days, with a break of 10 days. Such a recipe will help reduce acidity in gastritis, and it is recommended to take it with erosive gastritis. Propolis tincture with sea buckthorn oil. To prepare, you need 10% propolis, add the sea-buckthorn oil in a ratio of 10: 1 and take 20-30 drops previously dissolved in water or milk 3 times a day. Such a prescription is suitable for the treatment of erosive gastritis, acute or chronic.

For gastritis with reduced or high acidity, it is recommended to take 1 spoonful of honey a day, after dissolving it in 3/4 cups of water or milk. Take before meals for 1 to 2 months.

Honey and propolis normalizes the secretion of gastric juice. If you take honey during a meal, then acidity rises, and if on an empty stomach, then decreases.

Preparation of alcoholic infusion

In order to prepare alcoholic infusion at home, you will need: 10 gr.ground propolis, 50 gr.medical alcohol. Propolis is poured with alcohol and left for 2 - 3 days in a dark place. Then the ready tincture must be filtered and diluted with water up to 30%.To treat gastritis, you need to drink 20 drops for 3 weeks 3 times a day. Before use, it should be diluted in tea, water or milk. Such a prescription can be taken with different forms of gastritis, including atrophic, when the question arises of surgical intervention.

Preparation of alcohol impregnation of propolis

Despite the effectiveness of bee products in the treatment of gastritis, you do not need to engage in self-medication and uncontrolled drug intake. Only comprehensive treatment under the supervision of a doctor, diet, the right way of life will help to eliminate the symptoms of gastritis and prevent its complications.