Bee hive extracts can cure Gout
Most Gout treatments available these days are effective only in alleviating symptoms temporarily. The good news Korean researchers have found that Propolis can be used as an effective cure for Gout.
Kim Mok-yeon introduces to us their discovery.
Gout is a disease caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood.
It is a form of inflammatory arthritis which is characterized by recurrent attacks of red, hot and swollen joints, mostly in the joint at the base of the toes.
A Gout patient in his 60’s says that he has been suffering from the disease for the past 20 years, and the pain is indefinable. “'Its extremely painful. Its more painful than getting cut on the flesh with a knife.”
In the past, scientists have developed treatments that can settle the symptoms of an acute attack by reducing serum uric acid levels, but a fundamental treatment has not been developed yet.
Lately Korean researchers have discovered that Propolis extract from beehives is effective in curing gout.
Researchers say that Propolis has Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester or CAPE, a natural compound that suppresses acute inflammatory responses in our bodies. “We found through an experiment that the sample mouse infected with gout improved significantly after being injected with the CAPE substance obtained from Propolis.”
Scientists, say that the CAPE in propolis is very effective at holding back inflammatory agents that cause joint and bone diseases, and that it has less side effects because it's a natural substance. “Because of the effectiveness of the CAPE substance, I think consistent intake of large amounts of Propolis can help in preventing and curing gout”
Industry experts expect the latest findings to contribute to the development of a fundamental cure for gout, which more than 300,000 Korean citizens are suffering from.