apitherapy

noun

api·​ther·​a·​py ˌā-pi-ˈther-ə-pē, ˌa- How to pronounce apitherapy (audio)
: the use of substances produced by honeybees (such as venom, propolis, or honey) to treat various medical conditions
Undaunted by warnings that the procedure is medically unproven … thousands of arthritis sufferers, multiple sclerosis patients and others rely on apitherapy for relief.Holly Ramer, The Chicago Tribune

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“Apitherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/apitherapy. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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