Less helps more. Mild bee venom shows greater application potential

Honeybee venom has been used in traditional medicine for centuries as an anti-inflammatory. Only its main component, melittin, has been scientifically well researched. However, with its strong effect, the natural substance can also damage healthy cells when used. A team of researchers from Frankfurt am Main and Giessen has now discovered milder melittin variants in evolutionarily older wild bee species that seem to be more usable for pharmacology.

Press release: https://www.senckenberg.de/en/pressemeldungen/less-helps-more/

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft