Friday, July 24, 2009

Venom from Bee Stings Used to Relieve Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

Venom from Bee Stings Used to Relieve Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis


Bee venom has increasingly been used as medicine to treat a variety of illnesses, including multiple sclerosis (MS), arthritis, fibromyalgia, and tendonitis. Bee venom solution, or BVS, is categorized as a drug in twelve European countries, and included in everything from salves, liniments, creams, and injectibles. Some forms of the venom are only available by prescription, but many are sold over the counter. Bee venom products are said to treat arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis, bursitis, inflamed joints, Sudeck-syndrome, and numerous skin conditions.