Externally, the pollen is a very fine powder. It is a product from anthers, surrounding the pestle of the flower. What are the medicinal properties of pollen? Experiments have shown that pollen has all the essential amino acids that must be ingested with food. In nature there is no analogue of food comparable with pollen on the concentration of the components, required for normal development and functioning of the body. In pollen were found 14 vitamins, 18 minerals, 30 trace elements, 22 amino acids, proteins, sugar, fats, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, enzymes, phytoncids, hormones, antibiotics and other important substances for the body. All these ingredients are organically linked and balanced with each other.
Pollen stimulates the growth and regeneration of damaged tissues, such as blood-forming tissues. Therefore, it is used in anemia. Especially effective action has a mixture of pollen and honey in a variety of liver diseases. Pollen normalizes the activity of the nervous and endocrine systems. It activates insulin release process in pancreas cells, therefore it is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. In addition, pollen strengthens capillaries, reduces blood cholesterol level, has anti-sclerotic properties (therefore it is used, for example, in the treatment of ischemic heart disease) have choleretic, diuretic, antiradiation, antitumor activity, retards the growth of microorganisms of the intestine and regulates its function. Pollen stimulates the immune system, increases appetite and normalizes body weight, increases mental and physical ability to work, enhances libido and male sexual activity.
Also, this hive product enhances the action of many medications. Thus, its use in combination with antibiotics can reduce their dose; moreover, pollen sometimes replaces antibiotics. In addition, the pollen does not cause allergic reactions. However, the biological activity of pollen quite rapidly decreases during storage. Thus, even after two or three months after collecting it loses a significant portion of vitamins and enzymes. If preserved with honey and powdered sugar it preserves better. However, pollen au naturel is not fully digested.