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8 Amazing Benefits of Royal Jelly

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Royal jelly is a honeybee product, which has various health benefits. It boosts digestion ability of the body, improves skin texture and quality, improves male fertility health, aids in weight loss, heals cancer as well as ensures memory loss impairment. Some people also use it to promote hair growth and to get rid of dandruff.

Royal jelly is a milky white secretion produced by the hypo pharyngeal glands of nurse bees or worker bees. This milky secretion is utilized as the food for larvae and queen bee. All bee larvae irrespective of their gender are partially submerged into royal jelly for sustenance for the first three days of life. The bees start eating pollen and honey upon maturation and the potential queen larvae and stay on a pure royal jelly diet to promote fertility. Queen bee lays around 1500 to 2000 eggs in a day and lives much longer than the worker bees. Queen bee is also twice the size of the worker or sterile honeybee. Since ancient times, royal jelly is efficiently used for different purposes, which has a positive impact on the health of men and women. Here in this blog, you will find detailed information regarding various benefits of royal jelly.

1. Royal jelly for Skin

Royal jelly fights skin conditions like eczema, Candida, and acne. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation, eliminate bacteria, and improve the appearance of your skin. All you have to do is take some of the royal jelly, apply it to the affected areas and wash it off after 20 minutes. You can use royal jelly extract or powder for this purpose.

Treatment of dark circles via royal jelly

Royal jelly helps in treating the dark circles under the eyes. Follow the below mentioned method for 2 weeks and you will find a remarkable change in your dark circles.


  • Take two tablespoons of royal jelly and apply it all over the affected areas.
  • Keep it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
  • Alternatively, you can also mix some almond oil with royal jelly and apply.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash with cold water.

You can also moisturize your hands and legs with royal jelly. Apply it to your skin and leave it on for a maximum of 15 minutes then wash it off with cold water. You will surely see your skin change dramatically.

Treatment of dark spots via royal jelly

You can also use it to lessen scars and dark spots and for making your skin glow.

Method to use

  • Take two tablespoons of royal jelly. Add some yogurt and one egg white to it.
  • Mix well and apply it to your face.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes, and wash it off with cold water.
  • Do this thrice a week to keep your face smooth and clean.

Royal jelly is one of the foods, which contains several antioxidants. So, when buying RJ or Royal Jelly, ensure that you are buying a fresh, frozen type to maximize the vitality of the product.

Royal jelly for skin

2. Royal Jelly for Hair

Royal jelly has several hair benefits too. It can be used to smoothen the hair or to get rid of excessive hair dandruff.

Boosts Hair Growth

The protein and other vitamins in royal jelly are known to boost hair growth.

  • Take some royal jelly and mix it with coconut milk.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Controls Dandruff

You can also prepare a hot oil treatment for your hair. It can help you in the removal of unwanted dandruff in your hair.

  • Take two tablespoons of almond oil and mix it with royal jelly.
  • Heat it for 20 seconds in the microwave.
  • Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water.
  • Shampoo and condition as usual.

Royal jelly for hair growth

3. Royal Jelly for Male Health

In the recent times, doctors recommend patients to opt for natural foods so that the health of the individuals can be improved without any side effects. Royal jelly is one such food, which boosts male fertility levels.

  • The presence of proteins, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin C combined with the traces of iron, calcium, potassium and sillica makes royal jelly an optimum choice to promote male fertility.
  •  It is a proven fact that royal jelly improves testosterone levels in men.
  • You will be surprised to know that the testosterone levels in men increase to 20% when royal jelly is consumed for a time period of 90 days. It also helps in treating the cases of erectile dysfunction.

4. Royal Jelly for Diabetes

Royal jelly has been found to be beneficial for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

  • One of the major benefits of royal jelly in diabetes mellitus is curing foot ulcers.
  • A research has proven that royal jelly heals foot ulcers when applied in the form of ointment. In this way, diabetic patients can majorly benefit from the usage of royal jelly.
  • It is also noted that the consumption of royal jelly in the diet of diabetic patients, reduces the glucose levels of the patients. This leads to good control of the blood sugar in the body.

Royal Jelly for Diabetes

5. Royal Jelly for Weight Loss

Weight loss is one of the major concerns in the life of the most of individuals. One must opt for the natural ways to ensure that definite weight loss occurs with the right implementation of the tips. The best quality of the royal jelly is that it affects the bad fats of the body, thus leading to successful weight loss.

  • In one of the researches performed in 2017, it is found that the accumulation of the white fat, which is popularly known as the bad fat, is controlled when royal jelly supplements are added even to the high-fat diet.
  •  Royal jelly makes it a point to deal with bad fats positively without affecting energy levels and metabolic ability of the body in any manner. Royal jelly aids in thermogenesis, which is a natural process where the metabolic ability of the body is improved. This increases the burning of the body fat at a speedy rate.
  • HDAA and HDEA are the compounds found in royal jelly, which help in activating special proteins present in the cells of human beings. When the intake of royal jelly is increased, the special proteins also get activated to multiple times which thereby leads to the increased fat burning process in the body.

6. Royal Jelly supports Digestion

If you have got digestive problems since long or facing some not able problems in the digestive system, then it is essential that you add royal jelly in your daily diet.

  • Royal Jelly contains 'Bifidobacterium'. This is one of the most useful bacteria, which is present in the body. There are around 50 species of this bacteria and each of these bacteria species is responsible for the improvement in the functioning of digestion in the body.
  • Bifidobacterium plays a crucial role in preventing the occurrence of disorder known as Internal Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which comprises of diarrhea, constipation and consistent stomach pain.
  • The bacterium also helps in keeping the health of the gastrointestinal tract at an optimum level.

7. Royal Jelly helps in Healing Cancer

Royal jelly is a useful food, which also contributes efficiently in healing cancer.  You will be surprised to know that the antioxidants present in the royal jelly ensure that the cancer patients are benefited with the consumption of royal jelly.

  • Oxidation is a natural process, which occurs in the body and in the case of cancer patients; oxidative stress makes the normal cells turn into tumor cells. Oxidative stress is basically the imbalance of the free radicals and reactive oxygen species.
  • The royal jelly helps in removing free radicals, which reduces the negative effect of oxidation.

Royal Jelly helps in Healing Cancer

8. Royal Jelly for Memory Loss Impairment

Royal jelly is also found to have a positive impact on the memory loss impairment of individuals.

  • Royal jelly helps in curing the cognitive inability of an individual. This is especially useful in case of the individuals who are losing their memory because of their age, mainly after the 70s.
  • It is proven that when royal jelly is combined with ginkgo and ginseng, then the memory power of the individuals boost to an appreciable extent, thus keeping the individual mentally strong and active even in the later stages of life.

Royal jelly is also beneficial in case of arthritis, bone loss, improving brain health, maintaining blood pressure, protecting liver health, and protecting the skin from sun damage and pollution, improving menopausal health as well as keeping optimum eye health.

Take a step forward and start consuming this highly beneficial and unique bee product to improve your overall health. For more interesting blogs on wellness and health, stay tuned with

Dr. Chitwan Dubey

About The Author

Obstetrician, Gynecologist Dr. Chitwan Dubey

Dr. Chitwan Dubey is a leading Obstetrician and IUI Expert currently working at SevenHills Hospital in Andheri, East Mumbai. She has been practicing in the same field for over a decade and her areas of expertise are Endometriosis, Ectopic Pregnancies, Fibroids, Total Lap Hysterectomies, and Fertility Enhancing Diagnostic etc. She completed MBBS from Rant's Medical College in 2004 followed by MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Mumbai University in 2006. Dr. Chitwan Dubey is an honoured member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). For contact details of Dr. Chitwan Dubey visit


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Mainik Balal

Royal jelly is no doubt beneficial for health but due to adulteration, it's hard to find in its purest form. It might be costly but try to use pure royal jelly as the fake one wouldn't help as well as it can even degrade your condition.

Oct. 11, 2018, 2:35 p.m. 4.5


Geetanjali Prabhakar

So many benefits of royal jelly in different problems. I can't wait to use this. Ela, please suggest where to buy pure royal jelly from?

Sept. 13, 2018, 8:01 a.m. 4.5


Manoj Kapila

Royal jelly for memory loss impairment seems impossible but it is true. Royal jelly worked effectively for my memory and I am getting better with the time. You should give this a try.

Sept. 1, 2018, 4:57 p.m. 4.5


Pooja Lohiya

I have tried like everything for my dry hair and dandruff but nothing worked. I think royal jelly might help after reading the benefits of this jelly. Let's see if that works.

Aug. 16, 2018, 1:12 p.m. 5.0


Sandhya Rao

I don't know how I was unaware with the benefits of royal jelly. I am sure I didn't have it till now but soon I am going to buy this. It's a cure to my every problem.

Aug. 12, 2018, 10:49 a.m. 5.0


Saquib Vishnavi

Aug. 9, 2018, 6:53 p.m. 4.5

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