Health benefits of bees venom
The bee secrets via its stinger a venom called Apitoxin, a highly alkaline liquid that has 52% of melittin which is an oligopeptide consisting of 26 amino acids.
It also contains apamine (neurotoxin), adolapine (analgesic), phospholipase (an enzyme that destroys the cell membrane attacking its phospholipids), hyaluronidase (vasodilator), histamine (chemical substance involved in the inflammatory response), dopamine (neurotransmitter and noradrenaline) this latter a neurotransmitter and hormone released by neurons of the Sympathetic Nervous System.
The cytotoxic effect of bee venom destroys cell membranes and stimulates pain receptors to experience a greater damage than it actually was. The toxin causes pain and irritation but it’s just a minor damage.
In fact, the melittin is a more powerful anti-inflammatory substance than some other cortisone-base medicines because it encourages cortisone production. Why is this so important? Because it can be used for curing some diseases. The principle of healing of bee venom, also called TVA, is based on the ability to increase blood circulation through arteries and capillaries dilation and the cleaning of possible impurities in the blood vessels as well. Therefore, the bee venom treatment is used for treating some conditions resulting from toxin accumulation in the human body. Better blood circulation helps in the elimination of toxins from the body while improving and curing chronic diseases mainly, considering that the body needs a detoxification to fight them, especially for rheumatoid diseases.
However, according to most of apitherapists, who are self-taught experts or trainee beekeepers that know the benefits resulting from bee products such as honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, apitoxin, it can be used for other diseases like psoriasis, circulatory problems and degenerative conditions like Parkinson.
Furthermore, this therapy provides energy to human body and improves mental and physical health. A study carried out by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis at the United States, has also proved that bee venom toxin is good for removing tumor cells.
The report published by the magazine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, states that these good results research were obtained as from the combination of bee venom active ingredient and nanospheres that is called nanobees. In lab test on mice suffering from cancer, nanobees attacked those tumors using melittin while the rest of tissues were protected from being harmed by apitoxin.
Actually, nanoparticles can destroy, according to this University research, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS, but leaving surrounding cells intact. The melittin fuses with this viral envelope and ruptures it.
The principle of healing of bee venom, also called TVA, is based on the ability to increase blood circulation through arteries and capillaries dilation and the cleaning of possible impurities in the blood vessels as well.