Apitherapy – the medical use of bee products
Keywordsbee venom, propolis, royal jelly
AbstractIntroduction: Bee products have been used by man for centuries. However, their therapeutic options are not fully understood. Aim of the study: To review research on the possibilities of using the medicinal properties of bee products. Material and method: Standard criteria were used to review literature data. Search for articles in the PubMed database was carried out using the following keywords: apitherapy, honey, bee venom, propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen. Description: Apitherapy is a healing method known to mankind since the oldest times. Due to the diverse composition, substances produced by bees show a number of activities, which include Antioxidant, immunomodulatory, antibacterial and anticancer effect. Thanks to numerous mechanisms, they have a beneficial effect on wound healing, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. Summary: Numerous properties and a wide range of activity of each bee product brings the possibility of using them in the therapy of many diseases.
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SZABAT, Przemysław, POLESZAK, Julita, SZABAT, Marta, BOREŃSKI, Grzegorz, WÓJCIK, Magdalena & MILANOWSKA, Joanna. Apitherapy – the medical use of bee products. Journal of Education, Health and Sport [online]. 26 August 2019, T. 9, nr 8, s. 384–396. [accessed 2.4.2023].
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