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Apis Mellifica - Generalities symptoms - T.F. Allen

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.



Tired, as if bruised in every limb, especially in the back, as one feels in the morning, after exertion; especially perceptible on rising after sitting, must stretch himself even in the street (after six hours),

General feeling of lassitude (second day),

General feeling of lassitude, with trembling,

Truly distressing prostration and lassitude,

With all the rest of the symptoms, a constant feeling of lassitude and great prostration,

Sleep and dreams

Inclination to yawn, ; mornings (fourth or fifth day),

Must yawn much, and is often sleepy; she feels the least interruption of her morning sleep all day (third and fourth week),

Yawning, chilliness, headache,

Yawning in uterine hemorrhage,

Much yawning after rising in the morning, although she had slept long enough (second day),

Great inclination to sleep; still he walks a tenth of a mile,

Great desire to sleep, amounting to most extreme sleepiness,

Desire for rest and sleep, but they compelled him to move about (wasp),

When the other symptoms diminished again, the prostration, with great desire to sleep, remained,

Very sleepy, early in the evening (second day),

Sleepiness, prostration, and vomiting of bile,

Very drowsy mornings; will not rise; back as if beaten; must extend and stretch himself; is confused in the head (second day),

She fell asleep while sitting, evenings, and started several times at a noise (after one hour),

They sleep very long, mornings, for several weeks (with many), (C. Hg.).

Too much sleep (from second to third day),

Frequent waking during the night, ; to pass urine,

Awaking four times from sleep at night, with great thirst for cold water,

Anxious starting in sleep, with some cough,


Was kept awake and restless during the whole night, by loose, urgent stools, (E. E. M.).

Nervous restlessness all night, that prevents sleep,

Nervous restlessness, especially during the latter half of the night,

Fidgety restlessness in the latter part of the night (third day, 2d dilution),

Very restless sleep; inclination to frequent awaking during the night, and incessant dreaming,

Has not the least enjoyment from sleep, it seems to him as if his brain had no rest at all, either day or night,

A burning pain under the left ribs at night, preventing sleep,

Stitches in the skin, preventing sleep, as if from in sects,

Awakes from tension in the face at night,

Boring in the temples when awaking, ; pressive pain,

The symptoms of the sting improve after sleep,

Night-sleep full of dreams (third day); still the same, mostly of travelling (eleventh day), 2d dilution, ; repeated at every proving,

Sensation as of movement from place to place, mostly travelling by railroad,

Dreams mostly of journeys, ; long distances,

Often dreams of flying far through the air,

Dream that he made journeys in great leaps through the air, like a bird,

Feels like a bird in the air; takes great leaps in his dreams,

Plagues himself in dreams all night, with a flying apparatus; tries to arrange the wings, which, however, will not work,

Dreams of a great, hot stove; was obliged to walk over a hot floor; also, on dirty, wet roads for a very long distance; them he came to a dinner-table where many people were assembled (first day),

Frequent waking first night, and dreams, with vexatious care about various kinds of business,

Dreams of a tormenting, active kind, full of care and toil,

Dreams of many people who are quarrelling; one among them, who becomes nearly beside himself, he leads from the room by the arm, whereby he is calmed (humble-bee),

Disagreeable dreams about fiends,

Dreams she has pain in the abdomen and diarrhoea (first night),

A young man dreams that he is a girl (R. Brauns).




Actual swelling, or "puffing up," of the whole body, without any noticeable change of color, except in the face, (E. U. J.).

(No blood, when venesection is attempted),

The blood let from a young, healthy woman, five minutes after she was stung, was colorless, and only red in the centre of the vessel,

Twitching of the muscles, (A. R. M.).

Jactitation of the muscles, (A. R. M.).



She was found to be in a spasm, generally tonic, but in a measure clonic; her knees were drawn up to her breast, and her hands and arms moved convulsively, (J. P. D).

The whole nervous system seemed most violently affected,

Terrified starting during evening sleep,

Excessive irritability of the nerves,

The sting instantly strikes through his whole frame, like an electric shock, thrilling both ends of his fingers and toes, (A. R. M.).

Restlessness; would constantly like to go from one place to another,

An extraordinary restlessness overcomes him in the afternoon, with as much exhaustion as if he had done very hard manual labor. (After smelling the bee poison, when gathering a swarm),

Nervous restlessness,

Nervous restlessness, during the latter half of the night,

Nervous restlessness; she did not know what to do with herself, so that tears came to her eyes,

Bodily unrest, as if after hard work,

General lameness, especially in the lower limbs (humble-bee),

For several days, totally unfitted for labor of any kind, (E. U. J.).

Frequent loss of all strength with a trembling sensation,

Great weakness at intervals,

Attack of weakness, during which she grows dizzy (evenings, third day),

So weak directly, that he was obliged to lie down, and lost his consciousness (after a sting in the middle finger),

During continual diarrhoea, weakness increases, and headache diminishes,

Scarcely able to walk; staggering, (A. R. M.).

Much prostration, (A. R. M.).

Sudden prostration, with coldness, (A. R. M.).

Great prostration for several days,

Sudden prostration of the vital forces (shortly after), (E. E. M.).

Sudden prostration of the vital forces; severe vomiting; profuse diarrhoea; cold extremities; pale face; severe griping pains in the abdomen; pulse weak, scarcely perceptible at the wrist. (From a sting on the eyebrow),

Prostration and depression (soon),

Heavy and prostrate in fever,

Was obliged to be led into the house; threw himself on the bed; unable to hold himself up,

Without feeling either weakness or faintness, she is yet suddenly compelled to lie down on the ground,

Sinks quite exhausted at stool,

Felt as if dying, nor could he describe the feeling in any other language, (E. U. J.).

Must lie down, he feels so unwell,

Must lie down,

Lies down, but rises again to go to the neighboring brook; after a few steps, dies,

Goes home and lies down; wants his red face bathed; wants to be raised up; asks for water; lips are cold; he dies, ten minutes after the sting of an humble-bee, in the temple,


Fainting; trembling,

Faintness (wasp),

Faintness, with nausea,

Fainting and twitchings, when the pains are violent,

She falls down, (B.).

She staggered and fell, (J. P. D.).

Fell to the ground and died in a few minutes,

My flesh was as sensitive as if cut with many lancets (next day, after many stings),

Sensitive to steel points that are directed towards her; it seems to her as if the skin in the glabella were being drawn up towards the forehead,

The whole surface of the body becomes exceedingly sensitive to the touch; every hair is painful when touched (6th dil.),

Skin extremely sensitive to contact; painful to the slightest touch; could not bear the sheet upon him, (A. R. M.).

Numbness over the whole body, at once,

A very strange feeling, which she could not define (in the minutes), (J. P. D.).

Violent pain, ; for days,

Screamed aloud at great pain, that increased with intense rapidity (directly after the sting of a wasp),

Sensation in whole body, as if everything were too large,

Sensation as if crushed over the whole body, on the sides, hips, back, in short, everywhere; with restlessness all night, and loose, urgent stool, mornings. (From several pellets of the 6th, taken evenings, on account of great warmth; the same symptoms are repeated in the same order, three times, after similar doses),

Felt very sore from head to foot (after first day), (J. P. D.).

Bruised sensation all over; sides, hips, back, in fact, he ached everywhere (after reaction), (E. E. M.).

Trembling sensation, with heat,

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