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Bee products used in apitherapy

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Apitherapy is a branch of alternative medicine that deals with the use of bee products for the treatment and prevention of various diseases. The task of apitherapy is to improve the health of people at any age. This paper reviews the literature on the bee products used in apitherapy and their impact on the human body.
  • Department of Analysis and Evaluation of Food Quality, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
  • Department of Carbohydrate Technology, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
  • Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszow, Poland
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