Let’s sting you into action here in the nicest possible way by telling you all about the wonders of bee pollen and its fantastic uses. Our winged friends are around us all summer doing great work for all of us.
So What is Pollen?
Well most people know it’s the male seed from flowers needed for the fertilisation of the plant. As for bee pollen then this is the food of the young bee containing 40 percent protein, half of which contains amino acids ready to use. It can balance the nutrients within the body.
How Is It Gathered?
This is the wonderful bit…….the bee spots a flower and then settles herself in before scraping off loose pollen from the stamen. To do this she uses both her jaws and front legs and wets the stamen with a little honey brought from the hive. Her legs contain thick bristles called pollen combs for obvious reasons.
She can then both fly away and sweep the gold powder from both her coat and legs into her baskets by using her auricle which acts like a hammer. These baskets are found on the outside of her tibias and once this microscopic powder is hammered down it becomes a single particle. Then it’s back to the hive and the process continues.
So What Can It Do? – An Overview.
This magnificent nutrient can increase longevity as well as stimulating glands and organs. It can enhance vitality and push up your energy levels making you feel just great. It can treat a number of ailments from skin conditions to chronic pain. It can even help our pets!
Studying animals in the lab has shown the ingestion of bee pollen has a superb effect on the composition of blood. This results in a considerable and simultaneous increase of both white and red blood cells. When bee pollen is given to anaemic patients, their levels of haemoglobin increase considerably.
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Bee pollen is great for a weight-stabilization programme as it corrects a possible chemical imbalance in body metabolism involved in either abnormal weight gain or loss. It can actually stimulate the metabolic processes so calories are rapidly burned off with amazing results.
Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine.
It doesn’t stop there as the pollen honey bees produce can also help in reducing cravings and helping to prevent things like colds and flu. And yes it can safeguard you against cancers. The pollen can also act as an antibiotic and protect against radiation. It can also work wonders on skin wounds:
- It can quickly clear infecting bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains.
- The osmotic effect honey provides lifts dirt out of the wound bed.
- The anti-inflammatory action of honey soothes and promotes healing, reducing pain and swelling.
- Honey forms a protective barrier to prevent cross-infection of wounds.
- The honey draws body fluids and nutrients to the wound area and helps cell growth.
The list is seemingly endless!
Pollen from Bees is a terrific remedy for hay fever and allergies. But it must be taken at least six weeks before the season begins and then continued throughout the season, to get the full benefits. The pollen can stimulate the ovaries and so help with infertility problems. It can control bronchitis and help heal digestive ulcers.
According to German holistic physician and psychologist G. Liebold “Bee pollen is an excellent prophylaxis and therapeutic treatment against all the precocious symptoms of old age. It should be considered a universal geriatric treatment in the form of a natural remedy.”
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If you’ve had serious illness or any form of operation bee pollen will build up the immune system quite quickly. It can also stimulate your mental and psychological resistance to stress. There are so many vitamins and nutrients contained within bee pollen you won’t even need to take a multi-vitamin if you use this wonderfully natural supplement.
Studies are going on all the time but it would seem the benefits of bee pollen are there for everyone to behold. But remember if you suffer from any form or allergy then check with your doctor first before taking bee pollen.
We have so much to thank Bees for so next time you see one raise a smile and celebrate their lives!