Honey and Apitherapy

In collaboration with Dr. Lilian Ceballos - Pharmacologist - independent researcher - teacher at the Lyon school of medicinal plants.

Apitherapy is a practice of using hive products for therapeutic purposes. However, honey, known to everyone, has many properties less known to the general public.

What is honey?

Honey is a food produced by bees from plant secretions that foraging bees regurgitate into the hive. Ventilating bees dehydrate the nectar, which will lose a large part of its water: at this stage, the bees store it in the cells.

Composition of honey

Equivalent of 100g of honey

  • ~16% water
  • 75 to 79% carbohydrates
  • 1% protein
  • vitamins
  • trace elements
  • enzymes
And of course, many aromas depending on the flowers collected.
  • 5 eggs
  • 0.6 l of milk
  • 210 g cod
  • 3 bananas
  • 4 oranges
  • 170 g of beef
  • 120 g of nuts
  • 75 g of cheese.

Honey and apitherapy

Due to its richness in mineral elements, vitamins, enzymes and other active molecules, honey is indicated in many therapeutic treatments:

  • Treatment of wounds: bedsores, burns, varicose ulcers, mycoses (antiseptic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory activity)

    • Reference to the work of Professor Bernard Descottes, Limoges University Hospital
  • Respiratory tract infections (colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, stubborn cough, asthma, tonsillitis and sore throat) and digestive tract infections (gastritis, ulcer, anemia, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis)

  • Psychological disorders: disorders of vigilance, enuresis, reduced blood alcohol level

  • Neurovegetative dystonias: spasmophilia, muscle spasms, cramps, stress, nervousness, insomnia, depressive state

  • Kidney and genital disorders

  • Rheumatism

These claims refer to numerous scientific publications available and consultable at your request.

In pediatrics, it promotes the fixation of calcium, iron and magnesium, and stimulates growth (improves digestion and assimilation of nutrients).

Advice from Alvéolys

Thus, honey presents a range of therapeutic properties and its absence of toxicity allows it to be used in children, pregnant women or the elderly without danger.

Alvéolys offers you its propolis honey which can be consumed in all seasons. Discover the effective combination of honey and propolis which combines the virtues of honey and the effectiveness of propolis.

Also discover our article on propolis and apitherapy .
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