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Discover How Little Honey Bees Can Cure You

Posted by Alternative Medicine on January 25, 2011 in Other with No Comments

Do you have any idea the incredible power of the substances made by tiny little bees? And I am not just talking about honey! Let’s take a look at a couple of other things that the bee world offer us, including propolis, bee pollen, and royal jelly.

*Propolis: Propolis is some potent stuff. It is made from the sap that oozes from some trees. In nature, the trees create this substance to protect themselves from certain diseases. What honeybees do is take this sap, “chew” it up with their enzyme-filled saliva, and make sticky goo called propolis. They then use it to protect their hive from bacteria, viruses, and fungi-infestations. Because of these inherent properties, when humans ingest the propolis (usually taken internally in a freeze-dried powder form), it acts as a powerful anti-biotic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. Simple enough! The sticky propolis can also be applied to cuts or scrapes to fend off infection and cut down healing time dramatically.

*Bee pollen: Whereas propolis comes from tree sap, bee pollen comes from the pollen of flowers that the workers bees bring back to the hive. The quality of bee pollen depends on the flower that the pollen granules came from, and the time of year. Bee pollen is some pretty amazing stuff. It has more enzymes than any other food item you can ingest – over 5000! On top of that, it is incredibly high in protein, so it is an effective and easy way to boost your protein intake. What bee pollen may be most famous for is its energy boosting properties. It packs an intense punch of the B vitamin complex, so can be safely used as an overall energizer or “pick me up”.

*Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is the heavy hitter of the bunch. This yummy, milky substance made by the worker bees is reserved for the queen bee, and only the queen bee. It’s all she eats!! It is packed with all of the B-vitamins, a ton of important minerals, and 18 amino acids. There is a reason that the queen lives longer than any other bee, and enjoys the good life in the meantime! If humans ingest it, in either capsule form or thick, honey-like goo, it can help strengthen the immune system and minimize allergies, boost energy, lower cholesterol, strengthen weak kidneys, help to clear up skin issues and ease the pain of arthritis. Do you have any reason why you should not give it a shot now?

With any bee-based substance, if you are allergic to bees, you may want to consult your physician before ingesting these products. It is not very common, but those that have problems with allergies to bee stings may experience rashes or asthma symptoms if they ingest bee products. But for the general public, these are incredible substances available to us that should be explored as part of maintaining our health and vitality.

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