Efficacy of Apitherapy for Skin Regeneration

  • Anam Javed Assistant Professor of Zoology, School of Zoology, Minhaj University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Keywords: Dermal recovery, apitherapy, bee products, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, skin healers


In daily routine, skin may be exposed to diverse severity showing wounds and burns which heal at different rate. This variation in dermal recovery and regeneration rate indirectly indicates the physiological factors which function to reestablish internal normal state of the body. To speed up the process of skin healing, several cost effective local produce based boosters are utilized for treatment of dermal burns and injuries. In this regard, honey bee products are preferred as alternative than side effects inducing anthropogenic medicines. Apitherapy (bee therapy) is the broad-spectrum pharmaceutical appliance of honey, propolis, bee pollen, royal jelly, bee wax, bee venom and bee bread which are commonly obtained products from honey bees and are considered as ideal skin healers due to their suitable biochemical composition, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and other supportive qualities. Thus, further research efforts are required for better apiculture techniques and dose optimization of these bee products to replace many hazardous antibiotics and other synthetic drugs.


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