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I've just read in the new BBKA news a mention of dissolving propolis in brandy if you have a cold. As I'm just starting one I thought I'd try it. Found my little pot of propolis and started stirring- and stirring- and eventually enough dissolved that I could taste it, but most was still on the back of the teaspoon.

Anyone know how it's supposed to work? I actually quite liked the taste, but no idea if it does any good.
 

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lick the spoon after you drink the brandy easy
 

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Not sure how you disolve it but propolis does work, excellent for sore throats etc.
 

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One of our old boys swears by chewing a small amount of propolis for sore throats. I've tried it and it does get stuck to your teeth!

I've made a propolis tincture by dissolving propolis in vodka. It takes a couple of weeks to get enough to dissolve. I don't know if the propolis or the vodka is the active ingredient!
 

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you folk need this [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bee-Propolis-Natural-Healing-Remedies/dp/0285635220/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1291733533&sr=1-1[/ame] to bee added to the x-mas booklist!!
 

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One of our old boys swears by chewing a small amount of propolis for sore throats. I've tried it and it does get stuck to your teeth!

I've made a propolis tincture by dissolving propolis in vodka. It takes a couple of weeks to get enough to dissolve. I don't know if the propolis or the vodka is the active ingredient!
Tried the chewing- didn't like it. Guess I need to plan ahead more with the dissolving.
 

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Waste of a good brandy but it might help vodka which is otherwise only useful in thermometers or for putting in windscreen washer bottles - which I did once when I lived in Germany and could get it duty free for a song.
 

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