Enhancing the medicinal value of honey bees by feeding on medical plants

In traditional folk lores, Bee Honey not only are relevant main resources of valuable traditional medicine, but also play an essential role in the other nature’s works like pollination of plants and making of honey bee wax.

On the other hand, medicinal plants and herbs are not only part of daily cuisine but major source of traditional medicine. Furthermore it is important in the arena of plants world that a variety of species with overlapping bloom times, flower shapes and height of the plant that will ensure that bees have food year round. Honey Bees are the Earth’s first and best herbalists. They flutter from flower to flower; pollinating and as they do so they collect the plant’s magic pollen dust which then gets imbibed into deliciously healing honey. Bees also collect resin from trees to create propolis, which repair cracks in their hives and is also a useful human medicine.

Honey bees are the magic link to our food system and are the proverbial hunt in the cave life of humane when we think about health and balance in our ecosystems. The subjects of this article on that how to help the honey bee as gardener, land steward, eater & herbalist. Raw honey is not heated or pasteurized (but the commercial honey is processed). It also contains all the beneficial enzymes and is used usually unfiltered. It also has a special kind of aroma and flavor profile which represents the local flora of the immediate area. Infused honeys can be added to herbal tea for support the body’s immune responses to cure illness of various types and can also be eaten regularly as enhancer of immune support benefits. Primarily, in traditional medicine, honey was used for treating wounds and ulcers both internally and externally.

Internally, honey can enter inside minute pores, cleansing and healing them. This makes it great for therapeutic coarse voice, blending skin complexion, and removing dust particles from the eyes that is why it is used in many skin ointments and eye drops.

When eaten, honey improves digestion, boosts intelligence, and even works as an aphrodisiac due to its ability to increase semen fluid. Old honey and new honey Old honey, collected at least one year prior to use, is potent in its medicinal qualities. Old honey is a powerful scarifacient, employed in removing excess fat, and is also used to induce constipation. New honey can act

as a laxative and is seen as nourishing and useful to increase body weight. Pollinators strongly influence ecological relationships, ecosystem conservation and stability, genetic variation in the plant community, floral diversity, specialization and evolution. Bees play an important, but little recognized role in most terrestrial ecosystems where there is green vegetation cover for at least 3 to 4 months each year. In tropical forests, savannah woodlands, mangrove, and in temperate deciduous forests, many species of plants and animals would not survive if bees were missing.

 

This is because the production of seeds, nuts, berries and fruits are highly dependent on insect pollination, and among the pollinating insects, bees are the major pollinators. In rain forests, especially in high mountain forests where it is too cold for most bees, other pollinators.

  1. Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
  2. Peganum harmala L.
  3. Azadirachta indica Juss:

Neem is a fast-growing tree that can reach a height of 15–20 metres

(49–66 ft), and rarely 35–40 m (115–131 ft). It is deciduous, shedding many of its leaves during the dry winter months. The branches are wide and spreading. The fairly dense crown is roundish and may reach a diameter of 20–25 m (66–82 ft). White and fragrant flowers are arranged in more-or-less drooping axillary panicles which are up to 25 cm (10 in) long.

The inflorescences, which branch up to the third degree, bear from 250 to 300 flowers. An individual flower is 5–6 mm (3?161?4 in) long and 8–11 mm (5?167?16 in) wide. Protandrous, bisexual flowers and male flowers exist on the same individual tree.

  1. B) Peganum harmala L: (Zygophyllaceae), commonly known as Harmal, is a densely foliaged, herbaceous medicinal species, growing from a perennial woody rootstock. Peganum harmala: produces many single white conspicuous flowers that contain five oblong petals as well as five narrow and slightly longer sepals. The superior ovary is surrounded at the base by glabrous, regularly five-lobed disc nectar, which secretes little amounts of floral nectar. Floral nectar is widely known as the key reward offered by most out crossing plants to their pollen vectors. Nectar is generally an aqueous combination of considerable number of solutes. Most important among these are sucrose, glucose and fructose; however, other carbohydrates have also been identified in floral nectar.

Leave a Reply