bee venom

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bee venom,

n poison extracted from bees. Has been used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, especially multiple sclerosis and arthritis; can be applied directly or by intramuscular injection.
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Apitoxin constituents have been used as analgesic, anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory agents for treating chronic diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis, bursitis, fibrosis, multiple sclerosis (SOBRAL et al.
Melittin is the main constituent of apitoxin (SOBRAL et al.
Volatile phase of the venom evaporates onto the glass plate, from where the apitoxin is then collected by scraping.
Technical regulation for identity and quality of apitoxin determines requirements of 3% maximum moisture of the product and protein content ranging from 50 to 85%.
From the above, this study aimed to analyze the quality of collected apitoxin from the collector filaments after beneficiation and to compare it with the apitoxin collected directly from collector's glass plate, considering moisture content, protein and toxicity through Artemia salina L.
Apitoxin used in this study was collected from an apiary located in the municipality of Ceara Mirim, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (longitude 36[degrees] 25' 32" and latitude 5[degrees] 38'04"), in the months of January and February of 2015.
Assuming you don't have a severe allergy to apitoxin, the venom in honey-bee stings, the worst you'll have to endure is some local pain, itching and swelling that's treatable with over-the-counter medicine.
Bee venom, also known as apitoxin, contains at least 18 active substances and is made up mainly of peptides.