Beeswax works like an antibiotic, killing the disease-carrying microbes and regenerating the damaged cells and tissues. It helps a lot when healing sinusitis, bronchial asthma, laryngitis, etc.
When heated, beeswax keeps a lot of warmth and radiates it slow. This effect improves a lot the blood circulation in the problem spot and reduces the inflammatory process.
What exactly Beeswax is?
Beeswax, as all the bee products, is a miracle of the beehive. The comb is built up from nothing and serves as a house, a nursery, and a food pantry. Bees have figured out that by building their combs into hexagons, the combs hold the most amount of honey and require the least amount of wax. The combs also serve as the perfect area for a bee to undergo its metamorphosis from egg to bee.
More specifically, it is a wax that is secreted from eight wax-producing glands on the worker bee’s abdomen. Beeswax is typically produced by the younger house bees when they are between twelve and twenty days old. As the bee grows older and begins to collect pollen and nectar, these glands start to atrophy, but their ability to produce beeswax doesn’t disappear completely. When bees swarm they will rapidly produce wax comb, since they need to quickly create a place for the queen to lay eggs and to store food somewhere.
Beeswax - Interesting Facts
Beeswax is extremely resistant on the environmental factors – it keeps its qualities for hundreds of years.
Beeswax absorbs big amounts of heat without losing its qualities.
Because of its unique benefits, beeswax is being falsified – mainly with paraffin, stearin, vegetable and animal fats, starch or even clay.
You can recognize the real product looking for the following features – beeswax has homogeneous color (light or dark yellow to brown), it has a very nice honey smell (especially when heated), has no flavor, it is hard and has a grainy structure.
Beeswax – Chemical Composition
Pure beeswax has a very nice honey aroma – especially when heated. The melting point of the product is about 60-70 degrees Celsius. It softens and melts gently until becoming a sticky and elastic material.
The chemical composition of beeswax is very complex – it contains more than 300 different elements.
Treats diaper dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema;
Relieves pain and has anti-inflammatory effect;
Treats itches and fungal skin infections;
Reduces stretch marks and many more.
How do we use it?
We recommend eating honey combs. Swallowing beeswax together with the honey helps for healing asthma, laryngitis, faryngitis, hay-fever, cleans the tartar deposits on the teeth.
There are hundred different types of ointments and creams made with beeswax. It is easy to absorb and very gentle for the skin, making it soft and smooth. Beeswax is good for healing wounds and dermatitis.