Honey bees are amazing creatures and it's undoubtedly true that we wouldn't be able to live without them. The great scientist, Albert Einstein, has been quoted as saying "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left..." and recent research shows that honey bees may actually be much more beneficial to the health of humans than previously realized.
Bee's venom (apitoxin) contains a toxic chemical called Melittin which has been proven to be revolutionary when it comes to treating terminal illnesses such as cancer, HIV and AIDS and due to previous research into HIV and AIDS, it has already been suggested that we are well on our way towards creating an AIDS-free generation. Research into using Melittin to treat other terminal illnesses is also looking promising.
However, it's not only honey bees that are showing promising results when it comes to medical benefits but research in the medicinal use of marijuana is also looking promising. It has recently been proven that THC, which is the main psychoactive ingredient contained in marijuana, kills cancer cells and here is a timelapse video of THC doing just that:
Additionally, cannabis oil has successfully been used to cure an 8-month old baby of a cancerous tumor and one woman has successfully managed to replace forty of her prescribed daily medications by drinking raw cannabis juice every day.
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