Beekeeping products have been popular since the time when primitive man first discovered a hollow with honey. At first, only sweet honey was used. Gradually, civilization developed, and well-burning beeswax was used. The candles made from it were the most expensive. Later propolis began to be in demand as a remedy. Today, bee perga is gaining popularity. In terms of medicinal properties, it is not inferior to propolis and royal jelly, and surpasses them in taste.
What is bee bee
Those who watched the collection of nectar by bees noticed that on the hind legs of the insect sometimes there are incomprehensible yellow tubercles. Bees collect more than just nectar, which they later turn into honey. They also take pollen from flowers. They fold it on their hind legs, creating small yellow balls. If you catch a bee, take away the collected pollen and taste it, you will hardly be able to feel anything. This lump, collected by one worker, is too small.
But bees collect pollen just like honey: a little at a time. And by the end of summer, a significant amount of this material accumulates in the hive. Having brought pollen to the hives, the bees tamp it into honeycombs and fill it with honey. They tamp the pollen with their jaws, simultaneously flavoring it with the secret of a special gland.
Poured over with honey, without access to air and with a special regime of humidity, the pollen ferments, turning into bee bread - bee bread. In winter, honey with perga collected in combs serves as the main food for bees, helping to survive until spring.
Part of their reserves is taken from bees. Like any honey product, bee bread has an antibacterial effect and can be used as a natural antibiotic. Fermented pollen tastes like honey-soaked rye bread.
What does perga look like
Natural, from a beehive, bee bread does not look very presentable. Her color depends on the pollen that the bees have collected for their "bread". Pollen in flowers can be dark or light, and the color of the finished product changes accordingly. The color variability of "bee bread" is from light yellow to dark brown.
Perga honeycomb looks dark. The smell should be ordinary honey, without impurities. The easiest way to get a valuable product is to cut the honeycomb. But this kind contains a large percentage of wax. However, this is not always a disadvantage. Such a product will have to be chewed until the pollen and honey dissolve in saliva. The wax can then be spit out. But the product will be stored in the honeycomb sealed by bees for a very long time.
The purified fermented pollen in the form of a paste has already been extracted from the honeycomb and milled. But the use of such bee bread is not suitable for everyone due to the large amount of honey. Allergy to honey is widespread.
And the third option is bee pollen in granules, cleaned of wax and excess honey. For marketing purposes and to emphasize that these are beekeeping products, the granules are made hexagonal, like a honeycomb. It is impossible to produce such “bread” at home, so those who prefer natural products are forced to buy the first option.
Composition of bee bee
Pollen in flowers is the equivalent of male semen in mammals. For this reason, the finished product contains a significant amount of protein: 21.7%.
Important! In bird eggs, which are considered the richest in animal protein, the content of this element is only 13%.
Since bees pour honey on pollen, the sugar content in the finished product is 35%. This means that this product is not suitable for weight loss. Fat content in the finished product is 1.6%. In addition, the chemical composition of bee bread includes:
- lactic acid;
- vitamins A, K, C, E, P;
- amino acids;
- fatty acid;
- organic acids;
Pergu, along with honey, is used in the treatment of diseases.
Why is bee bee bread useful?
Official medicine does not say anything about perge. In the folk, as always, this is another panacea for all diseases, including prostate adenoma. But the treatment of bee bee with everything in a row, starting with acne on the face and ending with benign tumors, will ultimately lead to an irreversible stage of the disease. In the absence of allergy to bee products, fermented pollen can be used to stimulate the immune system. Due to the set of vitamins.
Thanks to its high amount of potassium, it is beneficial for the cardiovascular system. But bananas are cheaper and more affordable.
Traditional medicine also believes that "bee bread" is able to stimulate metabolism and improve the absorption of food. But no one has conducted research on this topic. And the reception of bee bread, according to the instructions for use, usually occurs in such homeopathic doses that the main effect on the body is self-hypnosis.
Useful properties of bee bee for women
As a beekeeping product, bee bread has found application in cosmetology. Honey masks have long been used in beauty salons. Pergovs have a similar purpose.
Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system and reduces pain during menstruation. Vitamin E not only improves the quality of the skin, but also contributes to the normalization of reproductive processes.
The benefits of bee bee for men
In this case, apitherapists use the medieval postulates "like to like", that is, milk with fractures should be drunk not to obtain calcium, but because both bone and milk are white. "Bee bread" is made from flower seed, which means that it simply has to improve the quality of sperm in men.
Fermented pollen is even recommended for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (adenoma), promising miraculous healing. Although with adenoma it is necessary to regulate the hormonal balance, and official proctologists, apparently, do not know everything about the miraculous bee perge. Otherwise, the disease would have long since passed into the category of forgotten.
But "bee bread" can really work wonders, provided that impotence is a consequence of neurosis or heightened suggestibility. In this case, the drug will help if the man believes in the beneficial properties of pollen extracted from the hive.
Medicinal properties of bee bread during pregnancy and lactation
Apitherapists claim that fermented pollen has a very positive effect on the female body during pregnancy. Due to the large amount of iron, bee bread prevents anemia, which often occurs during childbearing.
Important! Apitherapist is not included in the list of current professions, although even a cosmetologist is present there.
If a woman is not allergic to bee products, the drug will help her to strengthen her immune system and maintain good health.
“Got ugly during pregnancy” is not a fiction. This really happens to some women due to hormonal changes in the body. The high content of vitamin E contributes to the improvement of skin and hair during this period. Some women, on the other hand, thrive without the use of external drugs.
During lactation, bee bread improves the quality of breast milk. It can be used if the child is not allergic to bee products.
But take "bee bread" during lactation with caution. Better to start with 1-2 g per day. If the child does not have an allergic reaction, the dose can be increased to 10 g per day.
Benefits for children
Children usually have no medical conditions that require treatment. But immunity is acquired and strengthened with age. This is the reason why young children are often sick. Possessing the ability to enhance immunity, bee bread will be useful for a child as a prophylactic agent in the autumn.
The daily dose for children is less than for adults. For preventive purposes, a child from 3 to 12 years old is given no more than 5 g of bee bread per day. If the child is younger, the dose is reduced to a maximum of 2 g per day.
What does bee bread heal?
Like any traditional medicine, bee winter food cures a lot of unrelated diseases:
- ischemic disease;
- stomach ulcer, including exacerbation with bleeding;
- liver disease;
It is only strange that before the invention of antibiotics and IVF, infertility and high mortality were so widespread in the world. After all, bees have been producing perga for many millions of years.
How to get bee bread from honeycomb
There are several ways to get bee bread out of the honeycomb at home:
- with water;
- using a vacuum.
All methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. When extracting bee bread using a vacuum, all the useful properties of the product are preserved to the maximum. But this method requires special equipment, and this method is not profitable for a small beekeeper.
When collecting bee bread, the honeycomb is soaked with water, and then shaken several times so that the soaked "bee bread" falls out. After that, the bee bread is collected and dried again. The disadvantage of this method is that the usefulness of bee pollen is significantly reduced. A large number of nutrients dissolve in water.
In the other two methods, the method of obtaining bee bread is the same, but when preparing raw materials, in one case, honeycomb drying is used, in the other - freezing. After passing through the preliminary stage, the honeycomb is crushed and sieved through two sieves. Marketable bee bread remains in the first sieve, and a paste can be made from the contents of the second sieve.
Important! Freezing is considered the best pre-preparation method.
Under natural conditions, bees are exposed to fairly severe frosts and must retain all their beneficial qualities and nutrients so that the bees can survive. For this reason, fermented pollen can be cooled safely.
How to take bee bee
The method of administration and doses of bee bread depend on the age and the disease in which it is taken. In addition, prophylactic and therapeutic doses differ. You can take the remedy before meals or after, depending on the indications. Sometimes it is required to pre-dissolve the "bee bread" in water. Or, conversely, dissolve without drinking.
How to take bee bread for immunity
To increase immunity, bee bread is taken in the fall with outbreaks of acute respiratory infections and acute respiratory viral infections, and in winter and spring to replenish microelements and vitamins in the diet. It is desirable to use in combination with royal jelly and honey:
- 250 g of honey;
- 20 g bee bread;
- 2 g milk.
All ingredients are mixed and stored in the refrigerator. Take 1 tsp for a month. in a day.
Perga for the liver
Liver diseases for which bee bread is used:
- fatty degeneration;
Take the remedy for 1-1.5 months, a teaspoon 2-3 times a day. Then take a break for 2 weeks and repeat the course if necessary. Take after meals and do not drink water. You can make a mixture of honey + bee bread. The ingredients are taken in equal parts.
Perga for anemia
In "bee bread" there is a lot of iron and vitamin K, which promotes blood clotting. For the prevention of anemia, fermented pollen is taken up to 16 g twice a day. The first time before breakfast, the second time before lunch. It is not recommended to use the product before bedtime, as insomnia may occur.
The course lasts 1 month, after a 2 month break. In case of anemia, they go to the doctor.
How to use bee bread for gastrointestinal diseases
With gastritis, bee products are often consumed in a complex composition. Most often, fermented pollen is consumed with honey in a 1: 1 mixture. In this case, eat 1 dessert spoon 3 times a day. Pure bee bread - 1 tsp. 3 times a day.
The tool eliminates pain, helps to restore the intestinal mucosa, and improves the effectiveness of medications.
With low acidity, "bee bread" is dissolved in cold water along with honey and taken before meals. When elevated, dilute in warm water.
With colitis, fermented pollen is taken in a course of 1-1.5 months, half a spoonful 3 times a day.
The use of bee bread for the cardiovascular system
The use of bee bread to maintain CVS in traditional medicine is justified. If the officially recognized means are not neglected. "Bee bread" can be used in a set of aids. The drug is useful for the cardiovascular system due to its high potassium content. But if the price is too high or the bee bread is unavailable, bananas or dried apricots can replace it.
Important! Perga is suitable for the prevention, but not for the treatment of CVD diseases.
When recovering from a heart attack or stroke, "bee bread" will also be useful. But it is not worth deluding yourself that potassium is better absorbed from a bee product than from pharmaceutical preparations. Nobody conducted research.
Similarly, you should be careful when dosing this product. A drug that simultaneously reduces and increases blood pressure, depending on the patient's aspirations, should not inspire confidence. Most likely, it only acts as a placebo. Self-hypnosis will do the rest.
But self-hypnosis is a great thing, often working miracles. The main thing is observance of the ritual. To normalize pressure, it is recommended to take bee bread no more than 6 g per day, breaking this dose into 2-3 doses.
How to use bee bee for diabetes
In diabetes, it is advisable to avoid bee products, but fermented pollen, as much as possible free of honey, is allowed for use. Take it 2-3 times a day for a teaspoon. You should not drink it. For better assimilation, bee bread is resorbed. They consume it half an hour before meals.
How to properly take bee bread for colds and SARS
For the prevention of colds, "bee bread" is taken from autumn once a day. The dose for adults is 2 g, for children 0.5 g. When treating acute respiratory infections, acute respiratory viral infections and influenza, the drug is taken 2-4 g 3-4 times a day. In total, the course of treatment will require from 60 to 100 g of "bee bread".
Important! The drug is better absorbed when absorbed, therefore it is washed down only half an hour after administration.
How to take bee bread for prevention
The amount of the product that can be taken per day for prevention varies, depending on the source of information and the type of disease:
- just for prevention - 10 g;
- with tuberculosis and viral infections - 30 g;
- with diabetes mellitus - 2 hours 3 times a day.
With exacerbations of viral diseases, the dose is increased to 70 g per day.
How much bee bread can you eat per day
When using honey, no one ever calculates the dose in grams. In Russia, even the most popular intoxicating drink was mead. The reverent attitude towards other bee products is based on their value. In theory, fermented bee pollen can be eaten as much as you like. Practically - its cost is from 400 rubles. per 100 g. This price is 4 times higher than that of the most expensive honey. Inevitably, you will have to measure its consumption in grams. But it will be easier to switch to other, cheaper products.
Allergy to bee bread
Perga, in addition to being useful, can also be harmful. If you are allergic to beekeeping products, bee bread should not be taken. It is believed that by removing the top layer of honey, fermented pollen becomes safe. But this is not the case. Honey penetrates deeply and cannot be removed. Otherwise, "bee bread" would not be sweet.
It is also necessary to take into account the fact that it is pollen. If you are allergic to this component, then complete removal of honey will not help either. Sometimes an allergy can occur to a certain type of plant, but you cannot ask bees from which flower they collected their reserves.
Contraindications to perge
In the presence of many useful properties, bee pollen has contraindications.But the latter is associated more with the individual intolerance of the body. To check whether there is an allergy to bee products, it is enough to dissolve a part of the bee bread in water and apply it to the skin of the wrists. In the absence of irritation after 3-4 hours, you can safely use "bee bread".
The second option is unpredictable: it is never known how at a given moment the body of a pregnant woman can react to a particular product and smell.
Terms and conditions of storage
In a hermetically sealed vessel, honey can be stored for thousands of years. There is no water in it, it has a high acidity. In pure honey, organisms that decompose sugars are not able to survive. "Bee honey" has a shorter shelf life, as it contains less sugar and more water. It is not intended for long-term storage and is eaten by bees within a year.
But when stored in a cool place without access to moisture, bee bee can also lie for a year without spoiling. It is necessary to ensure that water and sunlight do not fall on it. Otherwise, the conditions for storing "bee bread" are the same as for honey.
Bee bee is an actively advertised product for all diseases. But fermented pollen in the doses in which it is suggested to be consumed can have a significant effect on the body only in one case: it was collected from Indian hemp. But in this case, it will be better to smoke the bee bread, and not eat it.