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Apis Mellifica - General symptoms - Clarke

The Honey-bee, Bee sting, Apis Mellifera, Apis mel, Apisinum, Apis.

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HPUS indication of Apis Mellifica: Stings
Apis Mellifica
Common symptoms: Stings, Allergy symptoms, Hives.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Apis Mel in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Apium virus. Honey-bee poison. N. O. Insecta. Tinctures are made of the whole bee; and of dilutions of the poison with alcohol.

Abscess. Ankles, swelling of. Apoplexy. Asthma. Bladder, affections of. Carbuncle. Chancre. Constipation.

of sucklings. Diarrhoea. Diphtheria. Dissection wounds. Dropsy. Ear, erysipelas of. Erysipelas. Erythema nodosum. Eyes, affections of.

ulceration of. Trachea, irritation of. Tumours. Typhus. Urethritis. Urine, abnormalities of. Vaccination. Varicose veins. Variola. Wounds.

give leading keynotes for its employment in a great variety of conditions. In addition to these there is great sensitiveness of the surface to touch. General soreness "every hair is painful to contact." Great debility as if he had worked hard.

is compelled to lie down. Tired and bruised feeling. Great restlessness and fidgetiness (the Arsenicum Album Arsen. restlessness is more from mental anxiety). Trembling, jerking, and twitching. One half of the body twitching, the other lame or paralysed. Hemiplegia. Apis is more a right-side medicine.

Nash.) Apis has slow action and must not be changed too soon. Increased flow of urine shows it is having a favourable effect. The dropsies of Apis are characterised by a waxy hue of skin, whitish or yellowish.

transparent swelling of eyelids.

bag-like swelling under eyes.

surface of body sore, bruised, or burning. In cardiac dropsy the feet swell after walking, and are intolerably sore and burning. In chest affections there is sensation of contraction (Lachesis Lach.) and inability to lie down. Tension, swelling, and stiffness of limbs. This tight sensation is manifested in another symptom sensation in abdomen as if something tight would break if too much effort was made to void a constipated stool. Aversion to tight things like Lachesis Lach. Prostration even to faintness. Paralytic weakness. Paralysis (after diphtheria and other severe diseases). Nervous, restless, over-sensitive.

or hot and drowsy, with or without thirst. agg. From touch or pressure (though the head is amel. by pressure). In this Apis resembles the Antimonies, and it is like them in sensitiveness to heat, especially to heated rooms (Pulsatilla Puls., Iodium Iod., Kali Iodatum Kali iod., Camphora Camph., Secale Cornutum Secale, Sulphur Sulph.).

agg. by warmth of bed. Cold water amel. Many symptoms (eyes and chest) are agg. in the night, and sleep is disturbed by piercing cries, or else by moaning and whining. agg. In morning mucus in mouth, restlessness, diarrhoea. agg. In evening erysipelas, giddiness, headache, chills, fever. Many symptoms are agg. lying down, and amel. sitting.


The well-known effects of a bee's sting

burning, stinging, lancinating pain with excessive swelling