Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Bee, Other Venoms Have Pain-Relieving Properties

Snake Venom Could Relieve Arthritis
Daily Mail (UK), 3/28/06

Snake venom could ease the aching joints of seven million UK arthritis sufferers, scientists claim.

The chemicals found in snake venom could also ease the pain from cancer they said.

Dr Naftali Primor, research and development manager at Shulov Institute of Sciences (SIS) in Israel, said a snake venom pain-relieving cream could be on sale within five years. [SEE: Apitronic Services - Bee Venom Therapy Supplies and Books]

The Arthritis Research Campaign said they had heard of examples of people with arthritis being bitten by snakes and having their pain reduced.

Spokeswoman Jane Tadman added: "Similarly, others have reported the same effect from bee stings and nettles and it appears that all venom and stings have some kind of pain-relieving properties…

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