royal jelly


Definition of royal jelly

: a highly nutritious secretion of the pharyngeal glands of the honeybee that is fed to the very young larvae in a colony and to all queen larvae

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Recent Examples on the Web One of Guerlain’s top-selling products is the Abeille Royale range of skin products created with royal jelly from bees which is believed to have significant healing and anti-aging properties. Rebecca Suhrawardi, Forbes, 19 May 2021 All told, these findings suggest that nurse bees are indeed, via their royal jelly, passing antigens on to the queen for inoculation into her eggs. The Economist, 18 Mar. 2021 Citing medical study support, Ross also recommends probiotics, chasteberry, royal jelly, passion flower extract, and calcium as other helpful ways to treat some of the common symptoms of PMS. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 20 Feb. 2021 Cooks occasionally clamber up the trailer to stoke the smoker’s fires; bees feeding their queen royal jelly. Soleil Ho,, 7 Jan. 2021 Stay red-carpet-ready thanks to Jennifer Aniston’s facialist, Mila Moursi, whose bio-cellulose patches are made with apple stem cells, royal jelly, and calming ginger root to naturally lift the under-eye area. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 23 Dec. 2020 An obvious byproduct of keeping a hive is honey — and lots of it — but hobby beekeepers can also use their bees to produce royal jelly and beeswax. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, 22 Sep. 2020 The masks feature a variety of ingredients from wine, rose, royal jelly and red ginseng to cucumber, charcoal, aloe and bamboo. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, 9 Sep. 2020 Early research looked at PMS symptoms and a specific combination product containing royal jelly, pistil extract, and bee pollen. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2020

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First Known Use of royal jelly

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Royal jelly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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