Royal jelly, also known as royal honey, is the secretion of the pharyngeal glands of young worker bees who cultivate larvae in the bee hive. Royal jelly is a light yellow or light orange-yellow viscous liquid with a sweet taste and aroma, and its medicinal value is also very high. Royal jelly should be stored at low temperature.
Nutritional value of royal jelly
- Royal jelly is high in protein, and the protein accounts for about 50% of the dry matter of royal jelly, of which 2/3 is albumin and 1/3 is globulin. There are more than 12 kinds of proteins in royal jelly, and there are many small peptides.
- Royal jelly also contains fats, carbohydrates, and substances similar to acetylcholine, as well as various amino acids and natural hormones that the human body needs.
- Royal jelly contains nine sterols, three of which have been identified, they are stigmasterol, cholesterol, and sitosterol. It also contains minerals such as iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and sodium.
- Royal jelly contains vitamin A and vitamin B, which are especially rich in B vitamins. In addition, there are mainly thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), vitamin B12, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, inositol, vitamin C, vitamin D, etc., of which pantothenic acid content Highest.
The efficacy and role of royal jelly
- Royal jelly is sweet and sour in taste, flat in nature, and enters the spleen and liver meridians; it has the effects of nourishing, strengthening, and benefiting the liver, and strengthening spleen; it is used for weakness after illness, malnutrition in children, senile physical failure, infectious hepatitis, hypertension, Rheumatoid arthritis, duodenal ulcer embolism.
- Royal jelly has a remarkable laxative effect on moisturizing dryness. The vast majority of patients with habitual constipation can basically get rid of constipation as long as they insist on taking a sufficient amount of royal jelly for a long time.
- Royal jelly can significantly enhance the body’s resistance to various pathogenic factors, promote the regeneration and repair of visceral tissues, adjust endocrine and metabolism, and also effectively increase appetite, improve sleep and promote growth and development. It has a strong effect on the human body. Health functions and medical effects.
- Royal jelly can strengthen the body’s resistance and promote growth. Oral or injection can increase the diameter of red blood cells and the hemoglobin of reticulocytes, significantly increase blood iron content, and increase the number of platelets.
- Long-term use of royal jelly can promote appetite and enhance physique. Long-term use of thin people can also increase weight, making people energetic, sleep well, and feel good.
A taboo crowd of royal jelly
- Those with allergies. That is people who are usually allergic to seafood or who are often allergic to drugs. Because royal jelly contains hormones, enzymes, and heterosexual proteins.
- Those who suffer from hypotension and hypoglycemia for a long time. Royal jelly contains substances similar to acetylcholine, and acetylcholine has the effect of lowering blood pressure and lowering blood sugar.
- Intestinal disorders and diarrhea. Because royal jelly can cause strong contraction of the intestinal tract, and induce intestinal dysfunction, leading to diarrhea, constipation, and other symptoms.
- In the early stage of surgery and when women are pregnant. After the operation, the patient suffers from excessive blood loss and is seriously weak. Taking royal jelly at this time can easily cause bleeding in the facial features. Royal jelly can also stimulate uterine contractions, affecting the normal development of the fetus.
- Those with hyperactive liver-yang and damp-heat block, or those with high fever, massive vomiting of blood, and jaundice liver disease, should not take royal jelly.
- Children under the age of 10 should not drink. Children are in the peak period of development, the hormone secretion in the body is in a complex and relatively balanced state, and the supply is relatively sufficient. Royal jelly contains a very small amount of hormones. If you drink it, it may lead to the imbalance of the delicately balanced hormone secretion in children, which in turn affects the normal operation of children. development, which may lead to gigantism. However, if children are underdeveloped, they can drink a small amount to promote balanced development. Once they are balanced, they can stop drinking. Adults are in a state of hormone deficiency and at the same time their growth is stopped, and drinking royal jelly is a supplementary deficiency.
How to consume royal jelly?
- The consumption time of royal jelly is generally 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast, and about 30 minutes before going to bed at night, once in the morning and once in the evening.
- The best way to eat is to put the royal jelly into the mouth and swallow it slowly so that the body can fully absorb it. Do not take it with hot boiled water, otherwise, a large number of nutrients will be lost due to heat. If you are not used to the taste of royal jelly, you can use 2 parts of honey and 1 part of fresh royal jelly, mix it with warm water, and eat it at the same time as honey and bee pollen, but it is best to eat it alone.
- The consumption of royal jelly: For people under the age of 35, the daily dose is 10 grams, for the middle-aged and the elderly health care, 15 to 20 grams per day, and the first dose is about 5 grams. After no discomfort, the dosage can be increased to treat common diseases. For those who are not, take 15 to 20 grams per day and 25 to 30 grams per day for severe and intractable diseases. However, it must be adhered to for a long time and should not be interrupted. It usually takes several months or half a year to see results. Intermittent consumption will not achieve the desired results.
Contraindications for royal jelly
- Royal jelly cannot be taken with boiling water or tea, because the temperature is too high to easily destroy its active substances, and the tannic acid and iron in the tea will reduce its curative effect. Another point is that it must be used for a long time to be effective.
- The ether-soluble part of royal jelly has a certain curative effect on experimental leukemia, lymphoma, and breast cancer, but excessive use will lead to poisoning.