Honey: the Antibiotic of Future
On Islam, 10/14/2014
Through the ages bees have played a significant role in Muslim cultures. In fact, the value of bees was so great that before an important battle Abu Bakr As-Sidiq told his general, Yazid Ibn Abi Sufian, "Do not burn bees and do not scatter them."
Surah 16, An-Nahl aka "The Bee", in the Qur'an also speaks of the importance of bees in Islam. In Surah 16, verse 69 states: "from their bellies come a drink of various colors, wherein is healing for mankind."
Many people interpret this "drink" to mean honey, however, bees also produce another healing drink in their bodies - Bee Venom (BV).
Bee Venom is a complex mixture used by the bees to protect their hives against predators. Bee Venom Therapy (BVT), also known as apitherapy, is a popular healing method that uses this venom.
BVT consists of using bee stings to treat symptoms of certain diseases. BVT can be performed by a doctor, a therapist, a beekeeper or a patient who is taught how to properly use the bees (Rothfeld)…