Beeswax, White Wax, Yellow Beeswax, Yellow Wax, Apic cerana, Apis mellifera, (موم دیسی) known with its scientific name "Cera alba" is a product made from the honeycomb of the honeybee and other bees. Bees consume about eight times as much honey and fly 150,000 miles to create one pound of beeswax. The mixing of pollen oils into honeycomb wax turns the white wax into a yellow or brown color. Beeswax is generally available as yellow, white, or bleached.It is edible but quite chewy in nature. It can also help slow down the dispersal of medications into the body. It is a good electric insulator. Beeswax also provides slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body.It is used mainly in cosmetics, topical applications, and commercial products like candles. There are several health benefits of beeswax when used as a topical application. Some of the main health benefits are as follows:
It is good for treating,
- hair damage/growth
- Skin problems/diseases
- Lip care
- Stretch marks
- Lowering cholesterol and for relieving pain
- Swelling (inflammation)
- Diaper rash
Precautions/Warnings of using Beeswax:
It may cause certain side effects on health, especially when consumed in large quantities. Some of the main side effects are:
- Intestinal blockage when swallowed in large quantities
- Allergic reactions especially in people who are allergic to honey and other related products.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.