What is Beeswax?

Aug. 31, 2022

Beeswax is an important substance that bees use to build their hives and is an important member of bee products that many of our friends are not familiar with because it is not common in our lives. Today we are going to talk about beeswax for you.


Beeswax is a fatty substance secreted by the wax gland of bees (worker bees), and it is also the main raw material for bees to build their hives.


The role and efficacy of beeswax: recent medical research shows that beeswax has many medical functions.


(1) It is a tonic for the middle and vital energy, reduces fever and cough, astringently relieves pain, detoxifies and stops dysentery, and astringently relieves sores, and stops bleeding in the fetus. Chinese medicine uses beeswax as a muscle-building and pain-relieving medicine for the treatment of soup wounds, sores, dysentery, pus and blood for a long time. Beeswax is also used as an excipient to make wax pills, so that the medicine can disintegrate slowly in the body to prevent poisoning or over-stimulation.


(2) Beeswax and its emulsion have antibacterial and antiseptic effects; after intravenous injection of beeswax and heparin's suspension, the anticoagulant effect of heparin can be enhanced significantly.


(3) Anti-aging, emollient, anti-skin, wrinkle-removing beauty. After emulsification, beeswax is not only miscible with oil, but also can make oil combined with other ingredients, so beeswax is one of the commonly used raw materials for cosmetics. It has been reported abroad that the treatment of skin wrinkles with beeswax preparations can obtain the effect of face beauty with long-term use.


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(4) As a warm medium, beeswax is heated and melted to transfer heat energy to the organism to achieve the purpose of disease control and skin beauty through moistening or mechanical compression. Therefore, beeswax can be used for wax therapy to keep the skin elastic, prevent excessive skin relaxation and treat a variety of diseases.


(5) Anti-deterioration


Beeswax has many other uses in food and medicine. Because beeswax has good shaping and detachment properties, it can be used to prevent water, moisture, oxidation and deterioration, so it is often used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. In medicine, beeswax can be used to make dental casting wax, base wax, sticky wax, and the shell of pills; in food, beeswax can be used for coating, packaging and outer coating of food.


(6) Treatment of rhinitis


Chewing beeswax has obvious therapeutic effects on rhinitis, laryngitis and many other respiratory diseases in humans, especially for rhinitis.


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