Apitherapy is the use of honeybee produced substances for health and healing.
Honeybees produce honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and beeswax, all of which are used by people for nutrition, immune system support, treatment of a variety of ailments, skin care, and healing of open wounds. Even bee venom is used to treat many chronic conditions.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Bee Nutraceutical products are pure and natural honeybee products used as dietary supplements to promote good health. The products produced by the honeybee are Royal Jelly, Pollen, Propolis, and Honey. These products may be taken separately in their native form or blended to provide the right balance in an ‘easy to take’ mixture.
Honey, beeswax, royal jelly and propolis are used as healing and pampering agents in a number of body care products including soap, lip balm, cremes, salves and lotions.
HONEY FOR WOUNDS
Honey has been used in treating open wounds for centuries. Until the development of antibiotics in the mid 1900’s, honey was the primary treatment for wounds on the battlefield. For the next 50 years, the use of honey in wound care, especially in western countries lessened. However, in the past 20 years there has been renewed interest in using honey, due to the concern of the rapid development of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.
- Honey can be used to treat open wounds, burns, and skin ulcers. Results from studies have shown that honey used on open wounds has the following results:
- Inflammation, swelling and pain are quickly reduced
- Unpleasant odours cease
- Wounds bandages can be changed painlessly with no damage to new tissue
- Minimal scarring
- Honey has been shown to prevent the growth of wound bacteria and to protect the wound from getting infected. Honey also provides a moist, nutrient rich environment that actually assists the natural healing process of the body.