Royal jelly is a milky secretion produced by worker honey bees. It usually contains about 60% to 70% water, 12% to 15% proteins, 10% to 16% sugar, 3% to 6% fats, and 2% to 3% vitamins, salts, and amino acids. Its composition varies on geography and climate. This product is taking advantage of the development and nurturing of queen bees. Some people use royal jelly as medicine. Do not confuse the royal jelly with bee pollen or bee venom.
Royal jelly is used for asthma, hay fever, liver disease, pancreatitis, type 2 diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, sleep troubles (insomnia), fatigue (tiredness) secondary to cancer, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility (inability to have a child) ), menopausal symptoms, stomach ulcers, kidney disease, bone fractures, menopausal symptoms, skin disorders, and high cholesterol. It is also used as a general health care, for the strengthening of the immune system.
Some people apply royal jelly directly to encourage hair growth.