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The Latest Weapon in the War on Cancer: Honey Bees

Honey Bees

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  • Propolis, the “caulk” honeybees use to patch holes in their hives, may slow the growth of prostate cancer
  • When low oral doses of a propolis extract were given to mice with prostate tumors, tumor growth slowed by 50 percent, and feeding the substance to mice daily caused the tumors to stop growing
  • Propolis has powerful immune-modulating effects, along with potent antioxidant and anti-microbial action, and healing, analgesic, anesthetic, and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Like propolis, a handful of additional natural compounds have been discovered that show promise for treating cancer without the toxic effects caused by chemotherapy; bromelain, vitamin C, turmeric (curcumin) and eggplant extract are among them

By Dr. Mercola

Propolis, the "caulk" honeybees use to patch holes in their hives, has been used as a natural remedy since ancient times, treating ills ranging from sore throats and burns to allergies.


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