Bees are simply amazing. To date, scientists have not been able to replicate many of bee’s creations. Royal Jelly and Propolis ranks among the top of bee products that scientists have not been able to fully comprehend as they contain compounds that have not yet been identified yet the health benefits of these products are well documented throughout ages.
Royal Jelly — The Queen’s Food
Royal Jelly is a bee product that is manufactured for the nourishment of the hive’s Queen Bee. Royal Jelly is such a powerful and nutritious food that it extends the life of the bee from one to two months, the average life span of a worker bee, to one of approximately five years!
Royal Jelly is rich in natural hormones, minerals, B vitamins, folic acid, fatty acids, acetylcholine (a shortage in our bodies of this makes us susceptible to MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other nerve diseases), amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. It also contains aspartic acid, essential within our bodies for tissue regeneration and growth.
This food is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antibiotic, nutritive, tonic, and anti-aging. It is especially helpful to the respiratory, skeletal, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, and cellular systems.
Royal Jelly is a hormonal stimulant, and helps to keep the hormones and metabolic functions regulated and normalized. It aids in cell regeneration, a function that deteriorates as we age, and can help maintain skin tone and full hair, as well as treats skin problems. It is an energy enhancer for all ages, making it invaluable in treating chronic fatigue, sexual impotency, and revitalizing the body after a serious illness, surgeries, or trauma.
Royal Jelly is also used in cases of senility, anxiety, and depression of all kinds. It mimics the effect of amphetamines without any of the side effects or problems associated with them. Since this substance stimulates cell regeneration, it is believed to be invaluable in dealing with the brain’s particular chemistry. The jelly has proven to lower serum cholesterol and lipid counts, and can help to prevent arteriosclerosis. It has also been shown to be beneficial to protecting the liver, build tissue and muscle, enhance bone growth and health, aid in sexual vitality, stimulate the memory, to regulate weight, and to support wound healing. It also has serious use for staph infections.
Propolis — The Natural Defense
Propolis is a resinous substance that the bees gather from tree leaves and bark, and combine it with nectar, wax, pollen, and bee bread to make a natural “glue” type substance. This glue is used to seal hive cracks and holes. It is also placed at the entrance to the beehive, where incoming workers have to brush up against it as they enter the hive. This sterilizes the bees from infection, and may disinfect them upon entry as well. Beehives are more sterile than the most modern hospitals. Propolis is also used to line the birthing chamber where the queen lays her eggs, thereby providing a clean, sterile environment for the developing eggs.
Propolis contains all the known vitamins except for vitamin K. Of all the fourteen minerals the human body requires for normal function, propolis contains all but one, sulfur. It contains a number of unidentifiable compounds that create a perfectly balanced food substance. It also has 16 amino acids that have been identified, and more bioflavanoids (necessary for anti-inflammatory action within the human body) than found in oranges. It is antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory.
This substance has been used throughout many centuries for its natural antibiotic capabilities. Propolis is still able to effectively combat bacterial strains which have become resistant to modern synthetic antibiotics. The bee is the only insect ever to have been found to be bacteria free, due to the action of the propolis. Propolis has no known side effects. It boosts the immune system while fighting invaders, something prescription antibiotics cannot do. It also has demonstrated a remarkable ability to disable viruses. When prescription antibiotics must be used, propolis has proven to boost the effectiveness of the prescription, while strengthening the body and drastically reducing recovery times. Propolis is given to patients in Russia before and after surgery to aid in healing and prevent infection, and to boost energy levels during the recovery process. It is often mixed with garlic to make a powerful infection fighter, killing viruses and bacterial invaders without harming the beneficial bacteria needed by the body to function properly.
The bioflavanoids in propolis make it a superb anti-inflammatory. It also enables it to be so effective in boosting the body. Propolis is very useful in treating allergies, ulcers, skin ailments (internal and external use), cancer, infections of all sorts, colds, flu, bronchitis, ear problems, gum disease, headaches, acne, sunburn, respiratory problems, fatigue, sore throats, skin diseases, and even Parkinson’s disease, according to extensive European studies.