Some of the things that heal wounds fast sometimes sound pretty technical. According to the US National Institutes for Health (NIH), some of the best wound healing polymers are hyaluronic acid, collagen, chitosan and silicon. You may think that they sound like something scientific and that they are really good in their purpose.
Still, their name doesn’t mean that they’re effective. Luckily, nature always has something to offer for us. This time, it’s the so called “royal jelly” which does wonders in wound healing according to various researches.
Royal jelly represents a secretion of honey bees which is used to feed larvae, but also the queen bee herself. Every type of bee gets it.
The glands situated in the heads of worker bees create it. When an old queen has abdicated or it’s dying, the bees need a new queen. They put several larvae on royal jelly in cells that are constructed specially so that they can generate queen-like physiologies.
That’s why numerous health food companies royal jelly has magical properties on the human body. According to a new study by the Slovak Academy of Sciences, this royal jelly can be especially used to heal cellular damage.
This amazing jelly possesses numerous properties among which the most important ones are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and immunomodulatory.
The research team separated royal jelly into several individual compounds and they could see how effective each one of them was in repairing damage of various cells. One of the responsible molecules was a small protein called defensin-1.
The researchers wanted to confirm its effectiveness, so they created their own kind of this gene and managed to create a concentrated version of the given protein. This compound was used with the jelly and laboratory rats were treated with it. Their wounds were healed amazingly according to the results in the end.
We have mentioned previously that royal jelly has been used to heal wounds for a very long time, but now we have a scientific proof behind this claim. We may even see defensin-1 sold in the pharmacies or used in treatments because of these marvelous results!