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 With ingredients like iris rhizome extract, royal jelly extract, and xylose, this cream hydrates and protects the hair from oxidation and high temperatures that come with heat tools. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 To sum up the decades-long study, honey and royal jelly (another bee product) support the skin’s cellular regeneration. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 28 July 2022 Most of those microbes don’t survive in royal jelly — food fed to growing queens, but also given to all larvae for the first few days. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 21 July 2022 This cream includes only six healing ingredients: royal jelly, bee pollen, beeswax, honey, bee propolis, and olive oil. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2022 Kate Hudson's favorite hydrator is chock full of moisture-boosting and reparative ingredients like olive oil, bee propolis and royal jelly to provide immediate soothing relief to dry and chapped skin. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Larvae fed a diet of rich royal jelly develop into queens, whereas larvae that eat a less refined diet of ‘beebread’ and pollen develop into worker bees. Chao Yan, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 The team suggests that supplementing royal jelly with plant miRNAs from pollen is one factor that prevents larvae from becoming a queen. Chao Yan, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 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 See More

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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 5 Oct. 2022.

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