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Health benefits of Fish oil

Health benefits of Fish oil

Benefits of fish oilWhy is there sudden craze of fish oil, fish oil pill or fish oil supplements in the market? Are there really any health benefits of fish oil or fish oil manufacturers have created a buzz on health benefits of fish oil? Why can’t we just consume fish and avoid spending money on these fish oil supplements. In this section we shall try to understand what makes fish oil different and are there really any health benefits of fish oil.

Fish oil is oil / fatty acids derived from the tissues of oily fish. This fish oil contains Omega 3 fatty acids - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are the actual components that attribute for health benefits to fish oil.

Health benefits of Manuka Honey

Health benefits of Manuka Honey

Honey, because of its health benefits, has been used for various medicine purposes since ancient times. In Greek mythology honey was known as “Food of the Gods”. Indigenous Maoris of New Zealand have been utilizing health benefits of Manuka honey for medical use. It is now that scientists established health and medical benefits and antibacterial properties of Manuka Honey.

Manuka FlowersManuka Honey is monofloral honey that is derived from the nectar of the manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) indigenous to New Zealand.

All honey has anti bacterial properties. Honey when used on infected wound, have ability to absorb moisture from bacteria. Also most honey produces low levels of hydrogen peroxide which is natural antiseptic. Manuka Honey apart from producing low levels of hydrogen peroxide also contains manuka flora compoents which provide it unique anti bacterial property. This non peroxide anti microbial property of manuka honey is due to combined action of methylglyoxal and an unidentified synergistic component.

Health Benefits of Royal Jelly

Health Benefits of Royal Jelly

What is Royal Jelly? Royal Jelly is sticky jelly like liquid, produced in hypopharyngeal glands, in head of worker honey bees. Royal Jelly is used to feed adult queen honey bee and larvae.

What is royal about Bee Royal Jelly? When bees want a new queen, they choose larvae and feed them with abundant amount of royal jelly in specially constructed queen cells. This natural royal jelly stimulates development of queen morphology in the selected larvae, including the fully developed ovaries needed to lay eggs. With the effect of bee royal jelly, the queen bee lives 3-5 years and shows high fertility. Without sufficient bee royal jelly other larvae become worker bees. Royal Jelly is the queen’s royal diet, which make it superior to other honey bees.

Other names for Royal Jelly are Apilak, Gelee Royale, RJ and Queen Bee Jelly

Benefits of Monofloral Honey

Honeybees collect nectar from various flowers to make honey. They visit nearly 100-1500 flowers to gather 50-70mg of nectar, which is further processed to make honey. Monofloral honey is a…Read more
Health benefits of Honey

Health benefits of Honey

What is Honey?

Honey is nectar and sweet deposits from plants, gathered, modified and stored in the honeycomb by honey bees. Honey is made by honey bees in one of the most efficient structure – the beehive. A beehive contains more than 50,000 bees who collectively travel thousands of miles to gather nectar from flowers and make honey.

Honey is most popular natural product known since ages for its health benefits. Ancient men who collected honey from forests had realized health benefits of honey. Ancient civilizations have been using honey in various forms for various medicinal uses including healing of wounds, burns, ulcers, infections, etc. Honey has been used for at least 5000 years for its healing properties. Honey forms base of various medicinal preparation of Ayurveda – ancient medicine science from India. Ancient Greece's Hippocrates, the father of medicine, found honey cleans sores and ulcers on the lips. He also found it heals boils and running sores and other health benefits.