Bees Can Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Did you know that bees carry properties that can be good for your health*, and may be able to solve many problems associated with the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis?

That’s because of Melittin, Propolis, and Honey.

Properties of Bee Products:

  • Melittin is the main compound found in bee venom, and has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory properties. However, because it is venom, melittin is a controversial therapy method for arthritis, and so remains more common in alternative practices. But the research that has been done remains astounding: one study from Georgetown found that melittin is 100 times stronger than cortisone!
  • Propolis is a substance found in trees and plants. Mixed with honey, it is used by bees to fill in small holes or tears in their honeycomb. Although propolis is often used for its anti-inflammatory properties in alternative and holistic medicine practices, little research has been done on its effects. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, propolis is commonly found as an ingredient in natural cosmetic products.
  • Honey. If you prefer to “stick” to the familiar, try honey! Honey is not just a sweetener for bedtime tea – it is also widely recommended for its anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, whether you realize it or not, its anti-inflammation properties are the very reason why you mix it with tea before bed: like the ones found in other foods (such as cinnamon and cherries), anti-inflammatory properties help your body kick into sleep mode!

Before trying any new treatment involving bee products, always talk to your doctor.

* If you are allergic to bees, this article does not apply to you. If you are allergic and have been stung, seek immediate medical attention.

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