Bee fire: what is it, the use of tincture and the beneficial properties of the extract

Bee fire: what is it, the use of tincture and the beneficial properties of the extract

Traditional medicines based on bee products are always popular. Thanks to the tincture of bee moth, it is possible to strengthen the immune system, improve the body, cure or alleviate the course of various diseases. Treatment with the drug should be taken seriously and avoid skipping drops. During the treatment course, the number of drops does not change.

What is a bee moth?

In beekeeping, wax moths of the firefly family are considered a common pest. Feeding on wax, honey, bee pollen, insects destroy honeycombs in hives and destroy insulation materials.

Also, the pest prevents bees from swarming, thereby destroying the possibility of their natural reproduction. Growing to a size of 17-22 mm, the caterpillars stop eating wax and pupate.

Despite the danger to bees, moth is completely harmless to humans. In folk medicine, an alcohol extract of larvae is in demand. The drug exhibits a wide range of actions (antibacterial, antiviral, firming, antioxidant).

Indications for use

The healing properties of the extract of bee moth larvae have been known since ancient times. In Japanese manuscripts, the product was indicated as an important component of the elixir of youth. The medicinal qualities of the elixir were used in ancient Greece in the treatment of male infertility. In modern medicine, beneficial properties are taken into account in the treatment of diseases in various fields:

  • pulmonology (bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia);
  • cardiology (myocardial infarction, heart defects, arrhythmias, tachycardia);
  • hematology (low hemoglobin, blood diseases);
  • pediatrics (anemia, disorders of growth and general development, neurosis, weakened immune system).

Tincture extract is used for resorption of scar tissue, for the prevention of atherosclerosis, vegetative-vascular dystonia, with a decrease in the body's defenses. The value of the drug also lies in the healing effect, a positive effect on metabolic processes in the body, lowering cholesterol levels.

Cooking Methods

Traditional medicine offers several recipes for creating tinctures. The main ingredient is caterpillar. Moreover, it is not recommended to use larvae at the last stage of development, as this reduces the amount of a unique enzyme.

Recipe for making a tincture: 5 g of developed larvae are placed in a glass container and 50 ml of ethyl alcohol is poured (with a strength of at least 70%). Keep the tincture for 8-10 days in a place protected from sunlight at room temperature. Every day the tincture is shaken. Strain the liquid before drinking.

To prepare an ointment, lightly pour 50 g of caterpillars with alcohol.

Infuse the mixture in a dark place for at least 5 days. Then, 200 g of St. John's wort and calendula oil are added to the container and mixed. The mixture is supplemented with beeswax and propolis (50 g each), placed in a water bath and boiled for 2-2.5 hours. The agent is filtered, cooled.

When preparing any preparation, it must be taken into account that the larvae are a delicate and valuable biomaterial. Therefore, the mixtures are not subjected to strong heat, so that the components do not lose their medicinal qualities.

Regulations for receiving firefly

Tincture prepared at home, it is recommended to drink 25-30 minutes before meals. For adults, a single dose is 15-20 drops (2-3 times a day). Initially, they drink 1/3 of the dose to assess the reaction of the body (they begin to take the full dose from the third day of the course). The duration of the treatment or prophylactic course is 2.5-3 weeks. If necessary, the course can be repeated after 7-10 days.

Children can also use tincture for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes, previously diluted with water.

When calculating the dose, take into account the age of the child. Children under 14 are recommended to drink tincture once a day before meals at the rate of 1 drop per 12 kg of weight.


When using bee moth tincture, the possibility of an allergic reaction should be considered. It is known that honey is a strong allergen, therefore, the possibility of a negative reaction of the body to any bee products remains. It is important to take into account that the tincture is prepared with alcohol, and alcohol can cause an allergic reaction.

Also, the drug is taken with caution by pregnant women (in the second half of the term). Since the remedy lowers blood pressure, it is not recommended to take it for hypotensive patients for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes.

For regeneration, rejuvenation and treatment of the body, it is advisable to periodically take a tincture of bee moth. The healing qualities of the drug are best manifested for the restoration of organs and tissues of the body, as well as increasing anti-stress resistance.

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