Bee pollen is widely used as a natural dietary supplement and as an ingredient in skin-softening products. It is also used for treating eczema and diaper rash. Some herbalists also recommend it to enhance the performance of athletes, improve asthma and allergy symptoms, and reduce chemotherapy side effects, according to WebMD.
Bee pollen is also recommended by proponents of natural medicine for treating stomach problems, alcoholism and maintaining good health. As of 2014, however, medical research does not support the purported benefits of bee pollen for dealing with any known medical conditions, according to WebMD, although bee pollen appears to be safe for short-term use.