Friday, December 27, 2019

Royal Jelly Helps in Cognitive Support, Healing Wounds, Fertility Support, Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects, Kidney and Liver Disease Support, Healthy Skin, Energy and Vitality, Digestive Support, Bone Support, Diabetic Support and Protection Against Neurodegenerative Diseases

Royal Jelly Health Benefits: Improves Collagen Levels And Mor

Dec 27, 2019

If you have no idea what royal jelly is, then it might sound like something either prestigious or expensive, sitting atop shelves out of reach of children. After all, it does say ‘royal’ in the name. But if you’re already familiar with what it does, then that opinion might not change at all since unsurprisingly so, royal jelly does deserve its name.

Why? Simple, because it’s been reported to have anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antibacterial and wound healing properties. And much like honey, it can be eaten too, with the benefit including asthma natural remedy, age-defying treatment, healthy bone development and to boost our immune system, and that’s not even all of it.

Here’s what you need to know about this amazing natural substance.

Royal Jelly

Similar to honey, royal jelly (RJ) is also produced by bees, although this nutritious substance is only produced by young nurse ones from the hive. As a substance, RJ contains a large amount of amino acids, which we can use for both reproduction and healthy cell growth. Bees usually use it for the nutrition of adult queen bees and her larvae. It's the sole food that queen and nurse bees eat all their lives, as well as what larvae eat for three days after hatching. In total, it’s the main food of bees, while honey is used to provide them energy...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Honey Boosts Effectiveness of Traditional Medicine

Natural deep eutectic characteristics of honey improve the bioactivity and safety of traditional medicines

J Ethnopharmacol. 2019 Dec 11:112460


Honey, an important additive with natural deep eutectic solvent (NADES) characteristics, has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.


We investigated the quality-improving effects of honey on Astragali Radix (Mikvetch Root) (RA) as an example.


Decoctions of raw RA, fried RA, honey-fried RA, and a man-made- honey-fried RA were prepared and compared in cell-based bioactivity tests, chemical composition tests, as well as a bioavailability test with calycosin-7-O-β-D-glucoside.


The addition of honey increased the concentrations of active compounds and their oral bioavailability, provided protection against acetylation, and consequently increased their bioactivity. These changes were also observed when a pure NADES-mimicking honey was used.


Our findings provide a potential explanation as to why honey has long been used as traditional medicine additives and rationalize the application of honey and honey-like substance in producing pharmaceuticals.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Propolis-Enriched Stingless Bee Honey Successfully Treats Diabetic Foot Ulcer with Exposed Bone

Successful treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer with exposed bone using Trigona honey: a case study

J Wound Care. 2019 Dec 1;28(Sup12):S4-S8

Many studies have shown that honey might improve wound healing. However, its efficacy for large wounds which may be followed by a systemic effect remains unclear. The effectiveness of honey-based dressings in treating large diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) is still unknown.

This study presents the case of a 38-year-old female patient presenting with an extensive infected DFU with exposed bone. The DFU was treated with propolis-enriched Trigona honey, used as a single treatment, in a home visit setting. After two months' follow-up, the wound exhibited complete re-epithelialisation despite the patient's initial poor condition.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Manuka Honey Used to Fight Infections in Surgical Dressings

Potential of Manuka Honey as a Natural Polyelectrolyte to Develop Biomimetic Nanostructured Meshes With Antimicrobial Properties

Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 04 December 2019

The use of antibiotics has been the cornerstone to prevent bacterial infections; however, the emergency of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is still an open challenge.

This work aimed to develop a delivery system for treating soft tissue infections for: (1) reducing the released antimicrobial amount, preventing drug-related systemic side effects; (2) rediscovering the beneficial effects of naturally derived agents; and (3) preserving the substrate functional properties. For the first time, Manuka honey (MH) was proposed as polyelectrolyte within the layer-by-layer assembly. Biomimetic electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) meshes were treated via layer-by-layer assembly to obtain a multilayered nanocoating, consisting of MH as polyanion and poly-(allylamine-hydrochloride) as polycation. Physicochemical characterization demonstrated the successful nanocoating formation.

Different cell lines (human immortalized and primary skin fibroblasts, and primary endothelial cells) confirmed positively the membranes cytocompatibility, while bacterial tests using Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria demonstrated that the antimicrobial MH activity was dependent on the concentration used and strains tested.

Monday, December 09, 2019

How Manuka Honey Can Improve Your Digestion, Heal Wounds, Promote Oral Hygiene, Treat Colds and Coughs

How Manuka honey can help improve your health, especially during winters

Manuka honey is native to Australia and New Zealand. It has many benefits and uses like healing wounds, aiding digestion, and promoting oral hygiene, among others.


  • Honey is used all around the world as a popular condiment in food and home remedies
  • Manuka honey is produced in Australia and New Zealand
  • Here is how Manuka honey can be used to avail its many health benefits

New Delhi: Honey, as everybody knows, is a healthy food condiment. Honey has many health benefits and uses. It is used in weight loss remedies, as a natural source of sugar, to treat infections, and even as skincare solutions. Honey is of different types, based on how it is prepared and where it comes from. One such type of honey is the Manuka Honey.

Manuka honey is made in the southern continent of Australia, and its neighbouring island, New Zealand. The honey is prepared by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, native to the region. Manuka honey is used widely and has many health benefits....

Thursday, December 05, 2019

People are Trying Bee Stings to Treat Lyme Disease

Katy Vine shares what she learned writing a story about people using bee stings to treat lyme disease.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 7:42 a.m. by Amy Iler

In this podcast: Katy Vine,  Executive Editor of Texas Monthly, joins It Takes 2 to talk about a fascinating story she wrote about people desperately seeking treatments for lyme disease.