Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Royal Jelly Accelerates Healing of Oral Mucositis

This is great news for cancer therapy patients! I'm simply amazed to see the consistent documentation of the healing properties from all the products of the beehive. Royal Jelly, Propolis, Honey, Bee Pollen and Bee Venom all possess very important, documented evidence of healing and aiding living beings. Why is it so difficult for consumers and practitioners to not hear this important message that it's easy to Bee Healthy with honey bee products...

Oral Mucosal Adhesive Films Containing Royal Jelly Accelerate Recovery From 5-Fluorouracil-Induced Oral Mucositis
J PharmacolSci, 2013 Jan 25

Oral mucositis induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy has an impact upon quality-of-life, is dose-limiting for chemotherapy, and causes considerable morbidity. We evaluated the effect of royal jelly (RJ) on 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-induced oral mucositis in hamsters.

Oral mucositis was induced in hamsters through a combination of 5-FU treatment and mild abrasion of the cheek pouch. RJ was contained in chitosan-sodium alginate film (RJ film). Films were attached to the oral mucosa and the healing process examined by measuring the area of mucositis, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, microscopic aspects, and RT-PCR for detection of pro-inflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β). Furthermore, we evaluated the radical-scavenging activity of RJ and generation of keratinocyte growth factor from human periodontal ligament fibroblasts. RJ films (10%, 30%) significantly improved recovery from 5-FU-induced damage, reduced MPO activity and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Additionally, RJ showed radical-scavenging activity.

These data suggest that topical application of films that contain RJ had a healing effect on the severe oral mucositis induced by 5-FU and that the effect was caused by the anti-inflammatory or anti-oxidative activities of RJ.

1 comment:

  1. In addition to using Royal Jelly, individuals undergoing this type of intense chemo or radiotherapy also need to consume large quantities of propolis to protect their weakened immune system.