Pune, June 5 : As kids we are generally told a bit about the bees collecting honey from flowers. But what most of us may not know is that these industrious insects also produce an anti-aging medium that is based on honey and named as Royal Jelly.
Central Bee Research and Training Institute (CBRTI) in Pune is credited for producing Royal Jelly, a variety of honey valued as nectar since it is said it increases longevity as well as possesses most extraordinary medicinal qualities.
But priced at rupees 15,000 per kilogram, it is surely not within everyone's reach. Besides it is hardly sold in the domestic market and mostly used for export purposes.
Film stars and other celebrities also consume the Royal Jelly. It is being endorsed as the most effective solution for time reversal so as to let one enjoy a few more years of life.
"The royal jelly is secreted from the hypo-phaseal gland of the bee. The secretion is used to attract the queen bee. In man, the secretion from the glands deteriorates with age. On consumption of this jelly, the gland secretions are increased and brought to the normal level. The age factor is reduced and person can live longer," said Dr. Subbha Rao, a leading scientist with the Central Bee Research and Training Institute (CBRTI) in Pune.
"Among VIPs Vasundhra Raje and Amitabh Bachchan use it," Dr.Rao added.
Other than its anti-aging abilities, it also stated to have the power to keep deadly diseases such as cancer and AIDS at bay.
The pollen collected by these bees is also a major source of protein and is a major helpor those who are trying to shed a few kilos.
"The pollen is laden with proteins. The vitamins, minerals and enzymes required on a daily basis are found in it. It is good for those who do not wish to have extra calories. Apart from carbohydrates it has everything. Those who have a sitting job, more to do with using the brain, it is of good use for them. Generally, IT people use these pollen," said Dr. Lakshmi Rao, a Scientist with the CBTRI.
Many medical journals have documented the great qualities of Royal Jelly. By Shivaji