When you think of bees, you probably think of pollination, honey, black and yellow stripes. It’s unlikely that you would relate bees with human medicine, but believe it or not, bee venom may prove to be an effective treatment for enlarged prostates.

In research studies in the laboratory, scientists found that a month of bee venom injections helped to suppress symptoms of enlarged prostates in rats. Bee venom reduced inflammation and helped balance prostate cell growth with cell death rates.

Based on results in the laboratory, it’s possible that down the road, bee venom could become a drug therapy for treating enlarged prostates in men. Often, results in the laboratory are a good indicator of the potential for success in humans, so cross your fingers that this therapy continues to show success! Read more about this research here.

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