Bees are an important part of our world. They help pollinate plants with a trickle-down effect that allows humans to survive. In addition to pollinating plants and making food, bees are able to help us in many other ways as well, and in this regard, with their venom.
Contrary to popular belief, bees do have venom. When they sting, the venom is injected into the skin, which could be deadly for those who are allergic to a bee sting, and also painful to anyone stung. By the way, some bees die after one sting. Despite the negative perception of a bee sting/venom, there are many benefits that can be sourced from the bee venom.
One of these benefits is a form of therapy known as Bee Venom Therapy. Basically, people are stung with bees to relieve things like arthritis, asthma, eczema, Lyme disease, tumors to list these few. The bees venom helps build up an immunity, giving the person an overall better chance at recovering from various ailments. Bee venom has also been indicated to be capable of healing cancer cells.
Wow, a pretty terrifying and impressive bunch of venomous animals. With the advancement in science and technology, more information and health/medicinal uses are bound to be sourced from these and other toxic animal venoms. The future, from the health perspective, does really look bright.
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