Bee pollen has no proven health benefits as of 2015, according to WebMD. Herbalists often tout the benefits of bee pollen for a variety of uses, such as treating stomach problems, allergies, asthma, alcoholism and more, but none have been proven.
Bee pollen is often marketed in skin-softening products that are designed for treating eczema and diaper rash, notes WebMD. It is also marketed to enhance the performance of athletes and reduce the side effects experienced by those undergoing chemotherapy. Regardless of its lack of proven benefits, bee pollen doesn’t appear to pose any risks to human health when taken over a short period of time, but those who are allergic to pollen should not take bee pollen supplements because they may experience an allergic reaction.