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Propolis

Scientists use honey bees’ propolis to treat aluminum toxicity

Posted January 20, 2014

Honey bees are tireless workers, committed to sustaining life for all through pollination of various plants and crops. Honey bees are effective natural chemists as well. By collecting resins from leaf buds and vegetables, they are able to produce propolis.

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Topical Brazilian propolis improves corneal wound healing and inflammation in rats following alkali burns

Posted November 30, 2013

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the Brazilian Scaptotrigona sp propolis, a widely used folk medicine, in corneal wound healing and inflammation.

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Three bee products that make great health supplements

Posted November 25, 2013

As ongoing soil erosion continues to deplete the nutritional value of many of our healthiest fruits and vegetables, more and more people are starting to seek out less conventional foods to meet their daily vitamin and mineral requirements. Indeed, the sales of little-known but nutrient-rich foods such as blackstrap molasses, Moringa oleifera, and maca root continue to rise. The same is also true of bee products, which are renowned for their unusually impressive profiles. The bee products listed below are especially healthy and put most commercial health supplements to shame.

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Effect of Croatian propolis on diabetic nephropathy and liver toxicity in mice

Posted August 7, 2012

In the present study, we examined the antioxidant effect of water soluble derivative of propolis (WSDP) and ethanolic (EEP) extract of propolis on renal and liver function in alloxan-induced diabetic mice. In addition, we examined whether different extract of propolis could prevent diabetic nephropathy and liver toxicity by inhibiting lipid peroxidation in vivo.

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Magic Mushrooms Ingredient Psilocybin May Treat Depression

Posted April 30, 2012

More than 50 years ago, a substance in magic mushrooms called psilocybin was widely used in psychotherapy, but it was not until recently that scientists teamed up to investigate it thoroughly. Now researchers have made the mind-expanding discovery that this magic mushrooms ingredient may be an effective treatment for depression and anxiety.

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