It contains all that the human being needs for a healthy living. It is difficult to admit that bees are wise producers of this substance and that the man in this special era is not able to create such kind of substance. Studies have discovered that Royal Jelly, is a segregation of the salivary glands of bees, better known for some people as the “Loved Milk for Live”, it is a complex, nutritive and rich substance for the longevity. That explains why the Queen bee by eating this substance survives for an approximately term of five years, which is twenty times the live term of a worker bee. This is why the males have considered this substance as “The precious medication for longevity”. It actives the sexual appetite, provides a real energy stream and improves the life span of old people.
The HONEY contains potassium and phosphorus in high proportions, this is important for the metabolism of carbohydrates. Potassium is the number one enemy of bacteria. Thereby, honey helps to destroy bacteria diseases. In Honey, there is a ratio of 0.4 to 1.4% of some nitrogen components among which it is important to mention certain proteins and up to 17 amino acids. Cholinergic action of the honey was established on 1948, thanks to the analysis and experimental studies developed by Baumgarten and Koch, and Goldschmidt and other researchers confirmed it some years later. At the same time there was evidence.
The presence of acetylcholine, which is responsible for the above mentioned cholinergic action also known as parasympathomimetic or vagotonia. It is responsible, upon the administration of honey, for increasing the amount and quantity of the gastric juice secreted by the stomach, as well as for its peristaltic movements. This explains the laxative action of the honey, which constitutes an important lipotropic factor and therefore it works favorably in hepatic conditions or a fatty liver.
The presence of enzymes such as diastases, overtaxes, maltases, hydrogenases, etc. has been confirmed in honey. From the medicine point of view, the most important ferments are the diastases and the invertases, which contribute to or increase the digestion process, and particularly in those patients with gastrointestinal disorders due to the lack of fermenters or to the secretion of gastric juice (hiccups or achlorhydria). INHIBINS are substances that were isolated from honey and from which there was experimentally evidenced that they have an antibiotic action (prevents the growth and development of bacteria). Topically, honey is a good healer. Inhibins, monosaccharides and the cholinergic factor (acetylcholine), are the responsible for the healer action of the honey on wounds. Monosaccharides and inhibins act and prevent the bacteria development, while the acetylcholine contributes to the blood circulation and the heal processes of the damaged tissues. In the other hand it is known in medicine that one of the functions of the gastric juice is to prevent the development and entrance of bacteria which are harmful to the digestive tube, since when it is absent or it is secreted in insufficient amounts, food is not completely digested (gastric dyspepsia), dangerous bacteria may be developed in the digestive traet. Honey acts producing an increase of secretion of gastric juice and by the other hand, through the inhibins action it prevents the bacteria.
In experimental studies performed with dogs and rats, Baumgarten. Koch and Kramer evidenced that the administration of honey (once without its micromolecules) via endovenous to said animals, increases the use of the sugars (monosaccharides) by their body, which was called insulin action, because through this (normally it is absent in determined types of diabetics), it contributes to the entering and use of the glucose inside the body cells. Said invigorating action, particularly at the heart and body muscles level, is evidenced when they are weak. Being studied likewise, said action did not appear when in the same experimental studies there was used sugar instead of honey. These results left perfectly clear that honey is more than sugar or than a sweet food.
The principal vitamins contained by the honey are: A, B, C 1, B5, B6, C, D, E, K and PP. These vitamin constitute a catalyst element which activates the organic functions, prevents diseases and consolidates the physical strength, while keeping the appropriate functioning of the organs, contributes to the metabolism, it is a natural antioxidant, it lays the foundations of the osseous structure, it protects the skin, maintain a healthy hair, gives freshness, and as a consequence of all the above it improves and extends life span.