Bee venom has healing components – is that true?
Bee venom (Apitoxin) is a complex substance with impressive abilities that enables bees to defend their colony and supplies of honey efficiently for millions of years.
The pharmacologically highly effective substance make it one of the most effective apitherapy (natural healing method with bee products) product.
Bee venom is also highly regarded in medicine.
It has been shown to stimulate the body’s cortisone formation. It is used worldwide for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, shingles and many other diseases. In the apitherapy, there are many positive reports about healings, and aiding with some illnesses.
The Japanese dentist Dr Kashiwamura (2018) states that bee venom can develop significant healing powers.
The main element of bee venom (40-50%) is melittin (an antibacterial peptide) and it is believed to reduce inflammation in the treatment of plaque bacteria with Porphyromonas gingivitis (PG) with lipopolysaccharides (LPS).
Melittin disintegrates bacterial cells and sterilizes them through the combination with erythrocytes (red blood cells) to invade the bacterial cell membrane and destroy the infected cells.