Did you know that royal jelly is an indispensable ally during the winter months? To gather a little more information, please consult the following article.
WHAT IS ROYAL JELLY?
Royal jelly is a substance secreted by the mandibular and hypopharyngeal glands of worker bees. It is a creamy, whitish-coloured product with a rather sweet and sour taste. Royal jelly is very rich in amino acids, trace elements (such as iron, manganese, silicon, chlorine, sodium, copper and sulphur), minerals (such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus) and vitamins (vitamins B8, B1, B5, B2, B6, B9, B3 and vitamin C). It also consists of 4.5% lipids, 13% proteins, 14.5% carbohydrates, 66% water, 3% to 6% fats and antibiotic substances. It should be noted that honey and royal jelly are two very different products, their manufacturing methods and contents are not the same. Finally, wasps can also produce royal jelly.
ROYAL JELLY TO CURE THE ILLS OF WINTER
Royal jelly is known for its healing and preventive properties. It is a natural remedy widely used during the winter months as it helps prevent and cure many winter ailments such as sore throats and colds. For example, before each breakfast, you can take 300 mg of fresh royal jelly for 4 to 6 weeks. This will help you to prevent minor winter ailments. Mixed with garlic, royal jelly can soothe the pain of bronchitis. Combined with thyme, it will cure colds. And finally, royal jelly can also cure dry coughs. On the market, royal jelly can be presented in several forms, including balms, spray, capsule, syrup, ampoule, …
Attention, it is true that royal jelly is an organic product but it can cause certain undesirable effects on the body if consumed in excessive doses (it can for example cause anaphylactic reactions, skin inflammation or simple allergies). The use of royal jelly is contraindicated for people who are allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey and plants such as dandelions, daisies and echinacea. It is also not recommended for pregnant women, asthmatics or individuals suffering from atopic eczema. It should be noted that the consumption of royal jelly should not exceed the limit of 1.2 g per day.