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8 products of beekeeping used in medicine

Bees – really unique beings. Practically all products of their life activity are used by the person. Since the most ancient times medicinal properties of honey and other substances received in the course of beekeeping are known. The fact that all these products are recognized not only national, but also official medicine is especially significant. About influence and routes of administration of bee "drugs" the speech in this article will also go.

1. Honey

About 75% of the carbohydrates which are contained in honey represent glucose and fructose, that is the substances which are the most easily acquired energy sources. Besides, the organic acids and enzymes which are well influencing digestion processes, and also the vitamins and microelements strengthening an organism are a part of a product.

In combination with broths and infusions of officinal herbs, honey is widely used for treatment of cough of any origin, acute respiratory diseases, pathologies of digestive tract, urinary tract (in particular, for removal of sand and stones from kidneys and a bladder), lungs and bronchial tubes. Aqueous solution of honey helps from the sleeplessness caused by neurosises or psychoemotional excitement. Bactericidal properties of honey allow to apply successfully it in therapy of outside and internal infections. Honey is irreplaceable during recovery of an organism after the postponed diseases.

Recently there were researches proving efficiency of this product in fight against malignant new growths.


2. Beeswax

Wax is produced by the special glands located on paunches of working bees. It is construction material of which cells are made. The composition of wax is extremely complex: in it more than three hundred chemicals are revealed. Among other it contains ethers, fatty acids, aromatic components, and also carotinoids.

Pure beeswax possesses the powerful healing and antiinflammatory action, it since ancient times is considered one of the best means applied to treatment of skin illnesses. Warmings up with wax appoint for relief of symptoms of LOR-diseases, and applications and massage – in recovery therapy (for acceleration of healing of fractures of bones). Besides, beeswax forms a basis of many perfumery cosmetics.

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3. Pollen pellet and beebread

Bees not only collect nectar from which afterwards it turns out medical from flowers. They use for the food and pollen of bloomers. Fresh-gathered pollen (so-called "pollen pellet") is transported to a beehive where some time under the influence of the saliva of bees added to it ripens, and turns into a beebread ("bee bread").

The beebread contains more than 40 biologically active agents and makes powerful fortifying and tonic impact on an organism. Its reception leads to increase in hemoglobin, promotes recovery after the postponed infectious diseases, a neuroemotional overstrain and physical overfatigue.

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4. Zabrus

Cells for storage of honey of a bee do of pure wax, but substance which seals each cell has independent structure and unique curative properties. Zabrus turns out when mixing flower pollen, bee saliva, propolis and wax. It is taken from beehives during pumping out of the ripened honey.

Let's note two circumstances: first, unlike other products of beekeeping, забрус is substance hypoallergenic, and secondly at pathogenic microorganisms it is not developed accustomings to it. Considering the fact that bactericidal properties of a zabrus are very strong, its use in the medical purposes is represented very valuable.

Zabrus is applied at treatment of bacterial and viral infections, and also to optimization of metabolic processes in an organism, improvements of work of a digestive tract and the blood circulatory system, increase in the general tone and working capacity. Specialists claim that the regular chewing of pieces of a zabrus promotes improvement of an oral cavity and strengthening of gums – fine natural substitute of chewing gums.


5. Propolis

Propolis, or bee glue, represents a product of fermentation of the resinous juice of some plants collected by bees. Insects use propolis as construction material: cover with it cracks in a beehive, repair cells. Use of this substance in the medical purposes is based on its bactericidal, antiinflammatory, regenerating and anesthetizing activity. Drugs of propolis are used both for outside, and for internal action. They help to treat damages of skin, badly healing wounds, pathologies of bodies of a GIT (including a peptic ulcer), hemorrhoids, diseases of a female genital, neuralgia and many other illnesses. There is information that they are effective at tuberculosis.


6. Uterine milk

Young working bees allocate the special product necessary for maintenance of a normal cycle of reproduction in a beehive – a uterine milk. The complex of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins which is contained in it, microelements and enzymes helps to activate quickly exchange processes in a human body. Administration of drugs, including a milk, leads to increase in a tone, growth of intellectual and physical activity, optimization of work of cardiovascular system, normalization of arterial pressure. Treatment by a bee uterine milk is shown at a hypertension, stenocardia, bronchial asthma, pathologies of endocrine system.

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7. Apitoxin

Long ago it is noticed that beekeepers extremely seldom have inflammatory diseases of joints and muscles, within long years keep physical cheerfulness and high intellectual activity. Many specialists consider that the reason in periodic impact on an apitoxin organism. This substance well influences muscular and joint tissue, has the strongest tonic and antiinflammatory effect.

Unfortunately, treatment by apitoxin has very serious list of contraindications. It is dangerous to the patients having tuberculosis, a diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular insufficiency, pathologies of kidneys and a liver, any purulent processes, failures in work of the central nervous system and a pancreas, anemia, diseases, sexually transmitted. The drugs containing apitoxin can do harm to children, pregnant women, elderly people, and also the persons who recently had acute infections.

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8. Subpestilence

So specialists call the bees who died during the wintering. The little bodies of insects (which well remained, dry and not begun to decay yet) can be used in the medical purposes too. This product of beekeeping is less demanded by medicine, than the others, and it is absolutely vain. It is proved that infusions and broths of a subpestilence increase immunity, kill joint pains and a backbone, well influence a tone of vessels (are applied at a varicosity), help to clear a liver (for example, at a lambliasis), improve composition of blood. Drugs of a subpestilence are considered as very effective remedies in therapy of adenoma of a prostate.


Apiotherapy cannot be neglected at all as all products of beekeeping (except a zabrus) contain strong allergens, and can become the reason of development of severe forms of intolerance. You should not forget also that the majority of the substances produced by bees are biologically active. Their drugs make powerful impact on a human body and therefore reception has to be carried out under constant medical control.

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