Honey is one of the most useful products given to humankind by nature. Its healing properties have been known since ancient times. There is even branch of folk medicine – apitherapy (from Greek Apis – bee) – treatment with the help of bee products. Let`s speak about each of them in detail.
First of all, this is honey itself. It contains record amount of vitamins, amino acids and microelements. The spoon of honey is compared with three oranges. Moreover, honey is a natural antibiotic, which destroys number of pathogenic organisms (for example, pseudomonas aeruginosa and staphylococcus), quickly kills bacteria and removes toxins from the body (helps with poisoning and hangover). Honey stimulates immune system, heals wounds and helps in the treatment of ARVI.
Bee pollen is a product, 30 g of which contain daily norm of amino acids. It is an indispensable part of the treatment of cardiovascular and liver diseases. Honey + pollen + beebread are effective help with hepatitis. It is desirable to take in the pollen 30 minutes before food, chew well and do not drink with water.
Pay attention that children under 3 years old cannot use bee pollen.
Perga or “beebread” is a real vitamin bomb, which contains an impressive amount of vitamins (A, B, C, E, D, K), proteins and organic microelements (iron, potassium, magnesium and others), mineral salts. It is low in calories. Specialists advise you to use only 6 balls a day – and your body will be strength and healthy.
Beebread improves reproductive function of men and women, it is recommended at pregnancy, as well as in the treatment of infertility. It boosts immune system in general: it is used in the treatment of the nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Beebread perfectly helps to eliminate the problems of the gastrointestinal tract, accelerate the metabolism, normalize the microflora, it is also a prevention against distention and constipation.
It is interesting that among all bee products beebread is the most difficult for counterfeit.
Propolis or bee glue, which is used by bees as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive, became one of the best anti-inflammatory and healing medicine. It is recommended against poisoning, gastritis and visage; it treats conjunctivitis and eye inflammation; it helps in the treatment of ENT diseases: maxillary sinusitis, angina, and sinusitis. Propolis is used even in dentistry: it reduces the sensitivity of teeth and gums, and it is used for the prevention of stomatitis and paradontosis. It is worth to say about the effect for the skin: it heals heavily wounds, burns, herpes, and aftereffects of psoriasis.
Many different things such as water and alcohol tinctures, ointments, candles are made from propolis, which can be used in pure form as well.
Royal jelly is one of the most useful bee products. This is a real “elixir of youth” and it is widely used in cosmetology. Scientists have confirmed that the use of milk slows down the aging process.
Royal jelly is recommended for pregnant women and premature babies: it boosts the immune system, improves appetite and helps to gain weight.
Beeswax is produced only by worker bees and widely used in dermatology and cosmetology. It heals wounds, reduces inflammation of the skin and helps regenerate the cells. Wax cleanses the facial skin, and with herbs can treat acne. Different ointments, creams, tinctures and compresses are made from it.
Wax has become the main ingredient of popular nowadays procedure – depilation. And, of course, wax is used for candles.
Today bee products are used in many spheres of human life. They are safe and natural. These products are wonderful alternative to synthetic drugs, but, of course, they are not panacea.
These products can be used prophylactically, but remember that people, especially children, can get an allergic reaction, so, it is better to start with small amount of product. If you have any diseases, consult with the doctor.
It is difficult to counterfeit bee products except honey. However, the best way is buying them from proven manufacturers who have won the trust of thousands of consumers.