I’ve always liked honey in my tea and I especially like raw honey. That grainy texture really appeals to me. Plus I know that I’m getting all the natural pollens and nutrients that the nice little worker bees went out and gathered for me. I could write TONS of good things about honey, but then I’d just be regurgitating other info that’s already been well-written. (That’s my little honey pun for the day! ) Here’s a good honey reference page if you want to know more.
Back to my super honey…
A queen bee larvae (baby) starts off exactly the same as a regular worker bee. The thing that causes her to change is a special substance called ‘royal jelly’. It makes her about 50% bigger than the others. It’s a very amazing thing when you stop and think about it.
Anyway, there are lots of anecdotal claims for what it can do for humans. The main thing I want to say is that some people with allergies and especially allergies to bee stings probably should stay away from this. It has been somewhat proven to help with lowering cholesterol which is always a good thing even for vegetarians.
As I get older, I’m always looking for something natural that can help me keep my body looking and functioning like it did when I was in my 20′s. So I’ve started including a bit of honey with royal jelly in it to my daily routine. One of the things it’s supposed to help with is memory. Must be working because so far I’ve been able to remember to take it!