Royal Jelly May Aid Wound Healing and Skin Repair
Royal jelly — both used orally and topically — may support wound healing and other inflammatory skin conditions.
It’s known to have an antibacterial effect, which can keep wounds clean and free from infection.
One animal study revealed an increase in collagen production in rats given royal jelly extract. Collagen is a structural protein vital for skin repair.
A test-tube study showed significantly enhanced tissue repair capacity in human cells treated with royal jelly.
Conversely, a more recent human study did not notice any difference in wound healing between a control group and participants treating diabetic foot ulcers topically with royal jelly.
Ultimately, more research is needed on royal jelly’s effects on wound healing and tissue repair.
Some research indicates that royal jelly may enhance production of proteins involved in tissue repair. However, more research is needed.