What is Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae and adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees, and fed to all bee larvae and queen larvae in the colony. (Royal jelly is secreted from the glands in the heads of worker bees, and is fed to all bee larvae. After 3 days, the drone and worker larvae are no longer fed with royal jelly, but queen larvae continue to be fed this special subsance throughout their development.) Royal Jelly is a creamy colour thick liquid with its characteristic smell and sour taste.
What royal jelly contains?
- free amino acids,
- fatty acids,
- enhances immunity,
- prevents arthritis and multiple scierosis,
- slows the signs of aging,
- stimulates hair growth,
- lowers cholesterol,
- alleviaes cardiovascular ailments,
- helps to cure liver disease, pancreatitis, insomnia, ulcers,
- enhances digestive and skin disorders.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should refrain from using royal jelly.
Royal Jelly is best to store in cool place, e.g. refrigirator without access of air, day light. When handling use glass jars and plastic spoons, avoid contact with any metals.