While there are a million environmental reasons to save the bees, there’s also a few selfish reasons you should be saving them, too. There are numerous bee products that each can be used for a variety of remedies. Our favorite uses include fighting season allergies, protecting our skin, and supporting overall wellness.
Need an allergy fighter? Grab some bee pollen. Allergy symptoms are caused by histamine that your body creates in response to antibodies. Bee pollen reduces unnecessary histamine. It’s safely collected from hives and then ground into a powder. Bee pollen can be added to your smoothies, salads, or just eaten by the spoonful.
Another bee-made wonder is manuka honey. Manuka honey is made only in New Zealand from the nectar of the Manuka plant. Like traditional local honey, it can soothe coughs and common cold symptoms. It also has been approved by the FDA to treat wounds, cuts, and burns. Manuka honey can be used by itself as an anti-inflammatory face mask or used in a soothing cup of tea to heal from the inside out.
If intensive skin care is your goal, though, you might want to head straight to propolis. Propolis is lesser-known of all the bee products. It is made by bees to build their hives and protect it from the environment. When you use it on your skin, it can fight bacteria and inflammation; it can even heal cuts, burns, cold sores, and more.
Although we have given exact uses, using any of these products internally can support overall wellness. Bee products are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. They support a healthy micro-biome in your gut. A healthy gut means strong digestive and immune systems, and efficient brain function.
No matter which bee products are healing you today, remember that we can’t live without those little buzzers.