Today we talk about a substance that must be taken into account that nature offers us to take care of our health: honey. Honey is considered an excellent source of energy, a natural food and even a pharmacological resource. We are going to offer you an article about the healing properties of honey, its derivatives and some more curious things. Here we go!
Let’s start talking about pollen, the origin of everything. Bees collect microscopic grains of pollen from flowering plants and trees, pack it in their collection baskets and bring it to the hive to prepare their natural protein-rich food. Not only that. Pollen is composed of amino acids, carbohydrates, sugars, fatty acids, fats and oils, vitamins, enzymes, coenzymes and minerals. Pharmacologically, pollen has an antibacterial, antibiotic, anticaries effect, decreases bleeding, high blood pressure, is diuretic, improves bowel, prostate, blood flow, vision, and thyroid, strengthens the heart and immune system. Increases hemoglobin and red blood cell production, among other benefits.
The Role of Honey:
It is the food product produced by honey bees from the nectar of flowers or their secretions. They transform that material, store it and let it ripen in the hives of the hive. Freshly extracted honey is liquid. Stay in that state for 20 days. Then it is slowly sweetened in fine grain and something hard is done. Some honey consumers believe that liquid and fluid honey is pure, but it is not true. That a honey hardens with the cold is a sign of quality. If you prefer to consume liquid, you can boil it in a water bath or simply leave it something exposed to the sun (always well covered). According to the floral origin of honey there are hundreds of types. According to beekeepers, honey is classified according to its final destination: Consumption, industry, sweetener, preservative, medicinal or cosmetic. The benefits of honey are multiple: anti-inflammatory, emollient, energizing, immuno-stimulants, laxatives, nutritious, cardiac and healing.
“It has a positive effect in the treatment of liver conditions. Because of its high amount of glucose, it strengthens the liver”.
Honey is usually contraindicated in children under one year.
Propolis, the Most Medicinal:
It is a resinous material, of waxy consistency, collected by bees from tree barks. It is the product of the most studied bees from the pharmacological point of view. It has antibacterial, antiallergic, antidepressant, antituberculous, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiviral properties. It is used to treat corns, tumors and scars. Propolis inhalation improves respiratory, pulmonary, bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis conditions.
Wax for Medicine and Cosmetics:
Honey wax is considered a kind of mini-propolis with similar effects. It is the basic material for the architectural work of the construction of cells in the honeycomb by the bees. Therapeutically it is antiseptic, emollient, anti-inflammatory and heals burns. Externally it is applied for lumbar pain, osteoarthritis, acne, hair removal, to deflate or mature boils and pimples. Internally it is used to treat gum disorders and constipation. Wax is rich in vitamin A, even richer than meat. For that reason, applied to the skin has an emollient and softening effect. Cosmetically it is usually used in cream.
This product has as its main objective the feeding of the young larvae and the queen bee, hence the importance of their nutritional value. The real cell constitutes a protuberant deposit of wax, which contains a dense, creamy, gelatinous, white liquid, with pearly reflections that is found inside the larva, from which the future queen will be born. Inside, royal jelly, rich in vitamin E, stimulating sexual activity is extracted. In France, injectable substances were prepared by attaching royal jelly to the physiological serum, checking these effects. Also a preparation of royal jelly, honey and pollen proved to delay the aging of the organism. Royal jelly is used to increase body weight. Decreases arteriosclerosis. It acts as a regulator of immunity, in the treatment of cardiovascular, intestinal tract, arthritis, tuberculosis, brucellosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Therapeutic Power of Well-Administered Bee Venom:
Now let’s talk about something very curious. As bee venom (applied correctly and by specialists in the field) can also be beneficial to our health. It is important that you take this part of the article as what it is: something curious and that can be useful if you know how to apply very rigorously. We will take into account the benefits of bee venom according to the doses applied:
Small amounts of bee venom (equivalent to less than 100 bites per adult) can be beneficial for human health if administered by specialized personnel. Apitoxin, the scientific name of the poison, has an allergic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory effect, improves the general condition of the body and longevity. It increases the production of gastric juice, regulates the heart rhythm, eliminates the arrhythmia, increases the level of energy and functions of the heart, lowers blood pressure, dilates the arteries of the brain, has anticoagulant action and lowers the level of cholesterol. Apitoxin can give results in cases of joint, muscular rheumatism, inflammation of the sciatic, facial and other nerves.
The poison has negative effects when the doses are exceeded. The histamine content of the poison can cause spasms of the coronary vessels. It can poison the body. This can be especially serious in people with DAO enzyme deficiency.
Some more Benefits of Honey:
- Honey regulates the functioning of the nervous system, blood circulation and tissue respiration.
- Honey helps the process of food transformation and its use with the help of formic acid, which has the same honey to help intestinal function. It helps in the treatment of various digestive conditions such as gastritis, SIBOor Chron disease.
- Cure respiratory discomfort and joint ailments.
- Taking honey (80 g / day) increases weight, prevents the flu and makes the digestive system work normally.
- Honey applied to wounds heals them effectively.
- Can be used as an inhalant to relieve bronchitis, laryngitis and pharyngitis.
- For colds, hot milk with honey can be taken twice a day.
- Fresh eucalyptus flowering honey is good for inflammation of the eyelids. Meliponid bees underground produce a liquid honey that can be applied directly.
- Honey is applicable on the face: softens the epidermis. It is used as a cream: in a spoonful of honey you can beat an egg yolk or 40 g bouquets of cucumber and apply.
As you have seen honey and its derivatives are very special substances. It is always important to take into account the individual situation to use any type of substance, no matter how good properties it may have. Something in principle as good as honey can be allergenic to some people. Check with your healthcare professional if this happens.