Monday, March 16, 2009

Bee Products Recommended for Health, Skin Care

Make Wealth From Bee Keeping
By Don Abraham, Business Daily (Nigeria), 3/16/2009

In addition to honey, there are other by– products from the business such as royal jelly, propolis, beeswax, bee venom and pollen (bee–bread). Each of these has many food, medicinal and industrial uses. Pure natural sweet honey and its above-mentioned by-products, have over 27 medicinal, 8 industrial and other agricultural uses. Some of these include the use of honey in dealing with the menace caused by boils, rashes and pimples, stomach ulcers, excess weight management, beauty and fertility enhancement, general nutrition etc.

The secret of Princess Cleopatra of the Pharaonic Egypt’s ravishing beauty, stunning elegance and long–lasting youthfulness lay in her regular use of honey and royal jelly. And for pretty women and handsome men who want to look prettier and radiate that kind of beauty that gets instant attention in a crowd, regular facial treatment using honey-based preparations is a must.

And to do it best and at least cost, the use of the mixture of honey with fresh egg yolk and olive oil comes handy. This mixture can also be used to arrest dandruff. Cosmetologists use a mixture of honey and clay as an anti-wrinkle agent for skin and scalp. There are also a lot of cleansing agents that have generous doses of honey as a major constituent. Such preparations include cosmetics, aloe vera creams, toilet soaps etc.

Honey has many uses in herbal and orthodox preparations and as a whole food because of its nutritive values. A review of the biochemical composition of honey reveals that it is loaded with vitamins A, B, B2, C, proteins, complex sugars, essential minerals such as iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium etc. It is a tonic that gives instant energy and stamina and that’s why athletes, sportsmen and sports women use it regularly and generously…

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