Khadijeh Akbari, Abbas Ostadtaghizadeh and Hassan Vatandoost*
World is encounter with the pandemic of COVID-19 virus. There are several researches on finding appropriate drugs for disease treatment. Traditional use of natural products especially honey bee venom for control of diseases will provide guideline for treatment of this new disease. Bee venom composed of natural peptides. These materials may be used for virus control. The aim of this review is to find evidence to use of bee venom for control of viruses caused diseases such as COVID-19.In this research a traditional electronic search using PubMed, Scopus, ISI, Literature Retrieval System (AFPMB), Iran Medex, Google Scholar, etc; to find the published data in this regard. There are several papers indicate that honey bee venom has drug efficacy as traditional product for control of diseases caused by bacteria, protozoa, viruses and fungi. It also has effect on inflammation. Studies indicate that venom has a melitine as anticancer product. This product could act as antivirus agent. Due to historical background of honey bee venom for control of different diseases, further investigations are required for evaluation of this product against COVID-19 disease.
Published Date: 2022-01-19; Received Date: 2021-12-29