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The Application of Honeybee Products in the Health Sector

DOI: 10.4236/abc.2023.131001, PP. 1-16

Keywords: Honeybee Product, Health, Medicine, Propolis, Therapy

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The chemical composition of each of the eight total products of beekeeping, which are honey, bee venom, propolis, royal jelly, drone brood, bee pollen, bee bread and beeswax, is analyzed. Each beekeeping product has its own chemical composition which varies from producer to producer. Some of these bee products have been used for centuries in traditional medicine, but to date research has demonstrated many other medicinal properties of these products that were not known. Therapeutic properties of bee products have been discovered even against various types of cancer and scientists are continuing their research to discover other secrets behind the therapeutic properties of bee products. In addition, therapeutic effects of bee products have also been discovered against COVID-19 disease which has significantly affected global health. Finally, it is concluded that bee products are proven to be one of the most valuable medicines that nature can offer showing the great value of the science of beekeeping.

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