Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Apitherapy Could Cure Parkinson’s

Bee venom useful to boost immune system against neurodegenerative disease
The KoreaHerald, 11/4/2012

Bee materials such as honey, royal jelly and bee venom have been useful in oriental medicine.

Bee venom, especially, is widely known for being used the most in apitherapy, treating patients with arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Local scientists discovered that such bee material could also effectively treat Parkinson’s disease.

A team headed by professor Bae Hyun-su of Kyung Hee University’s College of Oriental Medicine said that bee venom could help boost the immune system against the neurodegenerative disease.

The venom will increase regulatory T cells, which modulate the immune system, preventing the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, the team explained in the scientific journal, Brain, Behavior and Immunity…

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