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Propolis in Basel Health Food Shop?

I suffer a lot with regular occurences of a sore throat and a couple of friends suggested I try something called propolis. Apparently this originates from bees and is excellent at killing off a sore throat.

Any ideas where I may be able to find some propolis in Basel?
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Re: Propolis in Basel Health Food Shop?

I would assume that every well-stocked Apotheke (Pharmacy) has it in stock.
Maybe also an organics-shop like Egli (http://www.eglibio.ch/filialen/filia...i2%5Bshow%5D=2).

How much do you drink? If I drink too little for a while, I get a sore throat, too, pretty quickly.
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Re: Propolis in Basel Health Food Shop?

What you are looking for is Propolis tincture - add a drop to a glass of water gurgle and swallow.
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Old 04.01.2011, 23:16
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Re: Propolis in Basel Health Food Shop?

Propolis is a dark hard glue, created by bees from the resin they collect from trees. Any bee keeper will give you some free

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propolis

If you really think it will do you good. But reading this, it might not.

Quote from Wikipedia: The properties of the propolis depend on the exact sources used by each individual hive; therefore any potential medicinal properties that may be present in one hive's propolis may be absent from another's, and the distributors of propolis products cannot control such factors. This may account for the many and varied claims regarding medicinal properties, and the difficulty in replicating previous scientific studies investigating these claims. Even propolis samples taken from within a single colony can vary, making controlled clinical tests difficult, and the results of any given study cannot be reliably extrapolated to propolis samples from other areas.

Maybe a new tooth brush or a visit to a doctor might be more successful?
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Re: Propolis in Basel Health Food Shop?

Thanks for the advice Ittigen, but I can assure you that my toothbrush is up there with the best, in terms of quality and regular changing. That accompanied by the bi-daily use of floss and inter-dental brushes, I can confidently eliminate my dental equipment from the source of the problem.

Furthermore I visited a ENT specialist today and he confirmed that everything is as it should be.

Hence my reason for trying propolis ... I can only hope that mine comes from a good hive!
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