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  1. #1
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    Default Preparing raw propolis for consumption.

    I have read propolis has many health benefits both externaly, like on sores for example, and internally for sore throat and just as a kind of tea beverage made from it.
    What needs to be done to raw propolis scraped from inside a hive for preperation to be consumed. Can it just be a matter of deluting it with hot water and then adding whatever else to it for a better flavor??; Or is it necessiarly more envolved than that?

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    Default Re: Preparing raw propolis for consumption.

    Do a search on propolis, LB. Here's one: http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...uming-Propolis

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    Default Re: Preparing raw propolis for consumption.

    Propolis will not mix with water. It will mix with alcohol. Dee Lusby freezes it and uses a (dedicated) coffee grinder to grind it to powder and puts it in capsules.
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    Default Re: Preparing raw propolis for consumption.

    Regarding mixing propolis with alcohol....

    Michael, I'm curious.....Wouldn't that possibly destroy trace elements/ minerals, etc., that are beneficial in the propolis?

    I am aware that many herbal remedies *are* made into a tincture using alcohol, but I am wondering about its effect on propolis.

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    Default Re: Preparing raw propolis for consumption.

    James Fearnley.setup a.processing plant in the UK for propolis. The government insisted.that it be dissolved.in alcohol and filtered, as there was, cosistantly, high levels of lead.in the sediment. I don't know if this.is true of all propolis,.or.just what he was working with.
    Deknow

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    Default Re: Preparing raw propolis for consumption.

    We use tinctures all the time in our home. We used 80 proof vodka and mixed in a dropper bottle with a marble size ball of propolis cut into tiny pieces.
    ~Michelle

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