Pollen is produced by the stamens in flowers, carried by the wind and by bees. Every species of plant produces a different pollen, and bees use it to seal their hives and to feed on. In phytotherapy, bee pollen pellets are used, which have numerous health, body and beauty benefits.
Pollen: a sexual stimulant
Made up of proteins, essential amino acids, sugars, fats, minerals, trace minerals and vitamins, pollen also contains hormones such as gonadotropin, which is known to stimulate the sexual glands. Pollen can thus be an effective natural way to boost sexual desire.
Pollen for fragile hair and hair loss
The pollens from certain flowers contain up to 17% rutin, a natural compound that effectively fights against hair fragility and hair loss. Buckwheat pollen contains the most rutin.
A natural anti-depressant
Pollen could be naturally effective for treating depression, overwork, and stress.
Its numerous nutrients (some with antibiotic properties), enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, protein, essential amino acids, B vitamins and phytosterols help to rebalance the body and mind.
A natural remedy for fatigue and anaemia
Pollen may be beneficial for regenerating the blood, by increasing haemoglobin levels, which is why it is naturally effective in the cases of anaemia or excessive fatigue. Taking one teaspoon of pollen a day for one month could increase the number of red blood cells by 500,000 per cubic millilitre of blood.
A natural remedy for maintaining your ideal weight
Whether you are fighting against being overweight or underweight, pollen is the ideal foodstuff for stabilising your weight. We assume that it is the effect pollen has on the glandular and hormonal systems that promotes equilibrium and makes maintaining a balanced weight possible.
Pollen: a natural digestive ally
Pollen is made up of substances which facilitate the digestion of sugars and starch, which means it can regulate intestinal function. This is why it is as effective in the case of constipation as it is in the case of diarrhea. Thanks to its antibacterial action, which works particularly well against E. coli, pollen protects the intestinal flora and stimulates gastric function.
Naturally effective for seasonal allergies
Consumption of small quantities of pollen at the right time (in Spring and Autumn) could immunise a person against seasonal allergies such as hayfever. In Germany, a study showed that pollen can effectively naturally desensitise children who suffer from hayfever or bronchial asthma during Summer.
These children took bees pollen diluted in water on a daily basis during Spring and Summer and three times a week in Winter. The intensity of symptoms significantly reduced in 84% of the children treated with this natural remedy. For even more efficacy in fighting allergies to certain pollens, consume pollen produced by beekeepers in your locality, where the flora is similar to the area in which you live.
How should you take medicinal pollen?
Pollen is available in the form of pellets, each weighing 20 to 25 mg. Each pellet contains 2 to 4 million pollen seeds.
Take 1 teaspoon of pollen diluted in a glass of water for children or adolescents. For adults, take 1 tablespoon of pollen diluted in water, either on its own or in a tea. Taking it once in the morning and once in the evening is generally enough. You can add honey if you like, to improve the flavour.