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Bee Venom Is Powerful Lyme Disease Remedy

More Effective than Antibiotics

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Bee venom and its toxic component, melittin, can reduce the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that causes Lyme disease more effectively than standard therapy using antibiotics such as doxycycline, cefoperazone and daptomycin. The laboratory findings come from the Lyme Disease Research Group at the University of New Haven, in Connecticut.


This article appears in the July 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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