Friday, September 30, 2016

Antimicrobial Effects of Royal Jelly Confirmed

Deserving of its name, Royal Jelly is indeed very remarkable! Not only does it provide hormonal support in men and women, acts as a "brain booster" aiding mental capacities, it also has significant antimicrobial force, especially against Gram positive bacteria. 

Royal Jelly: An Ancient Remedy with Remarkable Antibacterial Properties
Microbiol Res. 2016 Nov


Abstract
Royal Jelly (RJ), a honeybee hypopharyngeal gland secretion of young nurse and an exclusive nourishment for bee queen, has been used since ancient times for care and human health and it is still very important in traditional and folkloristic medicine, especially in Asia within the apitherapy.

Recently, RJ and its protein and lipid components have been subjected to several investigations on their antimicrobial activity due to extensive traditional uses and for a future application in medicine. Antimicrobial activities of crude Royal Jelly, Royalisin, 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid, Jelleines,

Major Royal Jelly Proteins against different bacteria have been reported. All these beehive products showed antimicrobial activities that lead their potential employment in several fields as natural additives. RJ and its derived compounds show a highest activity especially against Gram positive bacteria. The purpose of this Review is to summarize the results of antimicrobial studies of Royal Jelly following the timescale of the researches.

From the first scientific applications to the isolation of the single components in order to better understand its application in the past years and propose an employment in future studies as a natural antimicrobial agent.


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