10 Health Benefits of Royal Jelly
Last updated on November 13, 2010
Royal jelly is a secretion from honey bees that is used to deliver nutrition to larvae and adult queen bees. Research has found that royal jelly carries several benefits for humans. Here are 10 health benefits of royal jelly.
Royal jelly is believed to be potentially beneficial to patients with Graves’ disease.
One study found that royal jelly has the ability to stimulate the growth of neural stem cells and glial cells in the brain, which may mean that it can help prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Studies have found that royal jelly has the ability to lower total serum cholesterol levels in people with moderately elevated cholesterol levels.
It is believed to have anti-aging properties, improving collagen production in skin and overall youthfulness.
It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties when ingested and when applied topically.
Research has found that royal jelly has wound healing properties when applied topically to the skin.
Royal jelly contains an antibiotic called 10-Hydroxy-Dgr2-decenoic acid that is effective against many bacteria.
Research in Japan suggests that royal jelly has strong anti-cancer properties. Croatian researchers found that royal jelly injected into mice at the same time that they were injected with cancer cells significantly reduced the spread of cancer.
Royal jelly is believed to aid in fertility by improving the quality of a woman’s eggs and promoting overall youthfulness of her reproductive organs and body.
Many women find that royal jelly relieves many of the symptoms of PMS.
Before you decide to take royal jelly, be aware that people with allergies to bees or honey may have serious allergic reactions to it.