Honey products & their benefits in Covid-19 times – Part VII – Pollen

Bee pollen is another apitherapeutic product appreciated as a natural medicine. The chemical composition of bee pollen largely depends on phytogeographical source, race of bees, and climatic conditions.

The bee pollen consists of 250 substances that include lipids (triglycerides, phospholipids), aminoacids, vitamins, flavonoids, simple sugars, carotenoids, vitamin C, and photochemical.

Potential health benefits of bee pollen Benefits in covid-19 are:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cardioprotective
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Prevents oxidizing of lipids
  • Eases PMS (premenstural syndrome)
  • Boosts liver funtions
  • Boosts immunity
  • Heals wounds
  • Prevents infections
  • Anticancer
  • Provides longevity
  • Alleviates menopausal symptoms
  • Helps nutrient utilization
  • Helps metabolic activities

Bee pollen is also used skin softening products and helps healing diaper rash and eczema. It also helps in sharpening memory, enhancing energy, and slows aging. It helps lowering bad cholesterol (LDL), raises good cholesterol (HDL), protects liver health, helps in osteoporosis. Helps body to utilize nutrients. Eases menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, mood changes, sleep disturbances, and night sweating. It has anti-estrogen properties which lowers risks of breast, uterine, and prostrate cancer. Inhibits tumor cell growth. Effective in treating and healing burns wounds due to its antimicrobial properties. It also helps in reducing activation of mast cells thus minimizing allergic reactions. Pollen is antimicrobial and especially helpful in E.coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa as well as staph infections.