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exmoor_cat
12-04-2004, 11:06 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4063377.stm

Suzy_Q_Brewmistres
12-07-2004, 06:58 AM
Cool.... one more reasons to make and drink mead... love it. :D

:-* Suzy Q, Brewmistress

Talon
12-07-2004, 06:20 PM
Without reading the article, bee pollen is great for lowering blood pressure, regulating blood glucose, maintaining a youthful vigor and in men helping prevent prostate cancer.

Ryszard
12-10-2004, 06:32 AM
Importance of mead in human diet is known (and used) in Europe for centuries. Bee bite supposes to be very healthy too (arthritis).

Oskaar
12-10-2004, 07:52 AM
Howdy Ryszard!

That's some interesting information about mead and bee bites, do you have any documentation that you can reference, or sources that I can research? It would be great to be able to make those assertions with some solid empirical evidence to that end.

The benefits of wine in one's diet are well known, it would be great to be able to make the same statements about mead as well.

Being one who is allergic to bees I would be interested in the "bee bite" data and how it is beneficial.

adTHANKSvance,

Oskaar

exmoor_cat
12-10-2004, 07:13 PM
I saw an article a while back about Chinese medicine using bee stings as a form of acupuncture. Thought that was a bit mean on the bees, due to their death afterwards, but Chinese medicine isn't known for its caring attitude towards animals.

What the article above does do is add to the scientific evidence for the remiedies. I personally am consciously moving over to herbal remedies as I do not like the high dependence rate on medicines that work by knocking everything else out as well as the illness in question.

Ryszard
12-11-2004, 11:56 AM
Howdy Oskaar!
I don’t have any documentation right of hand but I will remember about your question.
However, bee venom was mentioned in article suggested by exmoor_cat (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4063377.stm).

“And injecting bee venom into the tumour appeared to lead to it shrinking.”

Oskaar
12-11-2004, 02:31 PM
Nice!

Thanks for the link!

Cheers,

Oskaar

beeboy
12-13-2004, 07:46 AM
Oskaar, There are a couple of bee books out there that give medical uses of bees and bee products. Try the "ABC's XYZ's of Bee Culture" written by Root. It has anything you would ever need to know about bees and related subjects. Another one is "Beekeepers Don't Get Arthritis" or something simular.
Apparently the sting causes the body to release low level steriods in the area of the sting which can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. I know that when I get stung I'll jump around like I'm 20 years old again ;D. I also remember hearing about bee sting therapy being used to treat muscular distrophy, it was a experiment performed around ten years ago with mixed results. If I remember right it involved having the patient getting stung 30 or more times a day. It was a little too far out for the FDA and never approved.
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Beeboy

Oskaar
12-13-2004, 02:35 PM
Great information Beeboy!

Thanks for the references and the information, I appreciate your effort.

Cheers,

Oskaar

Icegator66
12-15-2004, 09:43 PM
....I used to work with a guy who’s wife had MS and She used Bee venom therapy and swore by it!! Here’s some info from a quick search.

http://www.ahealthyme.com/topic/beevenom