Are you looking to put more “honey” into your honeymoon? The word ‘honeymoon’ comes from an Anglo-Saxon fertility ritual. Newlyweds would take honey every day for a month to increase fertility. It also helped to maintain ‘bedroom performance’! Its sweet, sticky, sensual qualities speak to its aphrodisiacal properties.
Astarte was the ancient Semite goddess of sexuality, fertility, maternity, love and war. They attributed the presence of honey to her. Even the Old Testament refers to the fertile Promised Land as ‘the land of milk and honey’.
Modern research supports these ancient claims for honey. It’s a multivitamin tonic, with antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Regular doses of honey improves physical strength, boosts your immune system, and reduce mental stress. It also helps you to make a baby.
Honey is rich in minerals, amino acids and can assist in ovarian and sperm functioning. It’s also rich in vitamin B, necessary for the production of testosterone. Studies have shown that honey increases the level of testosterone in the body.
Nitric oxide is a hormone involved in opening blood vessels, necessary for erections. A good dose of honey (about a hundred grams) can increase nitric oxide levels in the blood by 50%.
Pollen is a key component of honey. It stimulates ovarian function, helping women who are trying to conceive. Bee pollen is often a supplement used in successful fertility plans.
So how does it work? Well, Bee pollen is a mixture of bee saliva, plant nectar and flower pollen. It is rich in minerals such as copper, potassium, sodium and zinc and 24 others. Bee pollen contains at least 20 of the 22 known amino acids. A rich source of minerals is essential for fertility and conception.
Fertility benefits of pollen:
- It contains natural hormonal substances that stimulate and nourish the reproductive system.
- Increase sexual stamina and endurance.
- Improve sexual dysfunction caused by prostatic disorders.
- Stimulate ovarian function and increase the biological value of the egg.
- Eases symptoms associated with PMS.
Pollen isn’t the only component of honey beneficial to reproductive health. Propolis and royal jelly also have beneficial properties.
Propolis Information and Benefits
Bees build and protect their hives with bee propolis mixed with wax. Propolis contains a wide variety of nutrients including flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It acts as a hormone stabilizer. It also stimulates sexual potency in both men and women.
Royal Jelly for Fertility
Royal jelly is rich in B vitamins, enzymes, hormones and amino acids. It assists in the treatment of PMS, menopause, infertility and impotence. It is also used as a hormone balancer as well as for improving sexual performance.
You can consume honey alone, in herbal tea or dissolved in warm cow’s or nut milk, like coconut or almond.
Men can eat two tablespoons of honey (or dissolved in warm cow’s or nut milk or herbal tea) every night before bed. Women can eat half a teaspoon of honey with a hint of cinnamon before bedtime every night.
You’ll find royal jelly and propolis at your local health food store. Choose ‘unpasteurized’ honey to get its full benefits.
This topic is further expanded in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.