You're currently on:

Royal jelly

Royal jelly is the exclusive food of the queen bee, to which the queen bee owes her longevity. Because of royal jelly, the queen bee lives 2-4 years, in contrast to the worker bees which live just 30-40 days.

Royal jelly virtues have been legendary for thousands of years. The Ancient Greeks talked about 'ambrosia', which bestowed immortality upon the gods in Olympus, and was partly composed of the famous jelly. Since then, royal jelly has been considered a symbol of immortality and eternal beauty. Aristotle is the one who deserved the merit of first describing royal jelly as 'a kind of whitish jelly, which is very much alike a hominy'. He also noticed it was offered as food to larvae in the hive.

Royal jelly is rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids.

Cosmetic uses:

  • Smoothes the skin and helps to maintain skin elasticity.

  • Stimulates and tones while allowing a good balance and revitalizes the epidermis.

  • Produces an age-retarding, longevity enhancing effect and helps to maintain health, beauty and youth.

• Promotes the building of tissues and muscles.
• Recommended for nourishing and regenerative products.

Medicinal uses:
• Stimulates the immune system to fight against viral and bacterial infection.
• Regulates and balances hormonal activity.
• Lowers blood lipids and cholesterol levels.
• Supports wound healing.
• Increases vigor and physical strength.
• Stimulates a better memory and a mental function.
• Rejuvenates aged, sick or weak subjects.
• Clinical studies have shown that it acts as a mild sexual stimulant.
• Contains vasodilatory properties.

Disclaimer: Information on this particular article is intended for information purposes only. It is not the intention of the editor to advise on health care. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have.