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Apis Mellifica - Relationships - Hering

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.



It has cured where Belladonna Bellad. failed in cough of horses; where Bryonia Bryon., Canthar., Digitalis Purpurea Digit., Helleborus Niger Helleb., etc., had failed in albuminuria after scarlatina; cases in which Pulsatilla Pulsat., seemingly indicated, failed, especially in uterine complaints; when Thuja Thuja, Phosphorus Phosphor., Canthar., etc., had failed in affections of the prostate gland.


Complementary Nat Mur Natr. mur.


It follows well after vaccination (erysipelas, painless diarrhoea); after Sulphur Sulphur, in panaritium.

After it follows well Graphit. (tetter on ear-lobe); Arsenicum Album Arsen. (hydrothorax); Phosphorus phosphor. (absorption of the false membrane in diphtheria) Stramon. after Apis has removed the jealousy in mania; Lycopodium Lycop. (in staphyloma); Sulphur Sulphur (in hydrothorax, pleuritic effusion, hydrocephalus); Iodium Iodium (in puffy, swollen knee).

Has been given in alternation in cases when the change of symptoms indicated it with Iodium Iodium in swelling of knee; Sulphur Sulphur in swollen eyes; Hep Sulph Calc Hepar in urticaria; Merc Viv Mercur. in ascites with peritonitis; Lycopodium Lycop. in staphyloma.

It often disagrees after Rhus Tox Rhus tox. in eruptive diseases; and Rhus Tox Rhus tox. given after Apis has often disagreed.

Collateral relation (belonging to the same family); Bombus, Crabro, Vespa Crabro Vespa.


Antidotes to massive doses and in poisonning Nat Mur Natr. mur., the substance, the solution, the potencies; sweet oil, as it contains table salt; onions; bleeding is decidedly a bad palliative, and is in most cases injurious.

Antidotes to potencies after overdosing, Ipecacuanha Ipec., low, relieved much; to drink coffee, seems indifferent; some have given Apis, high, Lachesis Laches., and Lactuca Virosa Lact. ac. (has been given in ailments from stings, and from anthrax infection).

It is an antidote to Canthar. (ischuria, inflammation of bladder, acute Bright's disease); abuse of Iodium Iodium, China Cinchon., Digitalis Purpurea Digit.


These are relationship sections of other remedies that refer to Apis Mellifica. Where the text is greyed out, a relationship with that remedy is already described above.

Ammonium Carbonicum > relationship
Similar to its relatives. Ammonium Muriaticum Amm. mur., Ammonium Phosphoricum Amm. phos., etc., and to Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. tart. (emphysema, etc.; blood poisoned with carbonic acid); Arnic.; Arsenicum Album Arsen. (inflammations); Aurum (heart); Apis Mel Apis (scarlatina, miliaria; burning, stinging); Belladonna Bellad.; Cocculus Indicus Coccul. (muscular asthenopia); Calc Carb Calc. ostr. (parotitis in scarlatina; pale flabby, etc.); Hep Sulph Calc Hepar; Kali Bich Kali bichr.; Kali Carb Kali carb.; Lachesis Laches. (erysipelas); Laurocerasus Lauroc.; Nat Mur Natr. mur. (muscular asthenopia); Phosphorus Phosphor.; Pulsatilla Pulsat.; Rhus Tox Rhus tox. (rash, scarlatina with parotitis, etc.); Ruta Graveolens Ruta (muscular asthenopia); Staphysagria Staphis.; Sulphur Sulphur; Veratr. (cholera-like symptoms during menses).

Anacardium Orientale > relationship
Similar to Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. tart. (cough in high-tempered children; gaping, drowsy after cough); Apis Mel Apis (skin); Coriaria ruscifolia (loss of memory, etc.); Ferrum Met Ferrum (occiput pains in cough); Iodium Iodium; Juglans; Lycopodium Lycop.; Nitric Acid Nitr ac. (cursing). Nux Vomica Nux vom.; Acid Phos Phos. ac. (brain); Platin.; Pulsatilla Pulsat.; Urt. ur. (skin); Zincum Metallicum Zincum (brain); Pulsatilla Pulsat.; Nat Mur Natr. mur. (dry coryza); Causticum Caustic. (in writers, spasm).

Antimonium Crudum > relationship
Similar to Apis Mel Apis (skin); Arsenicum Album Arsen. (gastric catarrh, burning eruption, dropsy); Amm. mur. (mucous flux); Bryonia Bryon. (rheumatism, gastric symptoms, effects of heat, etc.); Chamom.; Hep Sulph Calc Hepar; Ipecacuanha Ipec. (gastric ailments); Merc Viv Mercur.; Nux Vomica Nux vom.; Pulsatilla Pulsat. (gastric symptoms, relief in open air, mind, chills and fever, etc.); Ran. bulb. (horny exanthemata); Rhus Tox Rhus tox.; Sulphur Sulphur; Scilla Maritima Scilla.

Apocynum Cannabinum > complementary
Concordances Acet. ac., Apis Mel Apis (which has no thirst in dropsies); Arsenicum Album Arsen.; Belladonna Bellad.; Bryonia Bryon.; China Cinchon.; Colchic.; Digitalis Purpurea Digit. (dropsy; slow pulse); Elat.; Helleborus Niger Helleb. (hydrocephalus, ascites, etc.); Kali Carb Kali carb.; Lycopodium Lyc., Merc Viv Mercur.; Merc Viv Merc. Sulphur sulph.; Scilla Maritima Scilla; Sulphur Sulphur; Veratrum Album Veratr. alb.

Arnica Montana > relationship
It follows well after Aconite Acon., Ipecacuanha Ipec., Veratrum Album Veratr.; after Apis Mel Apis, in hydrocephalus.

Crotalus Horridus > compare
Compare also Tarentula Hispanica Tarent. cub, Arsenicum Album Arsen., Laurocerasus Lauroc. (tetanus, whooping-cough), Apis Mel Apis, Carb. veg., Silica Marina Silic. (vaccination), Camphora Camphor. (in coldness; probably Crotalus Cascavella Crotal. has more marked genuine collapse, with confused speech, etc.).

Ipecacuanha > relationship
Ipec. is followed well by Arsenicum Album Arsen. in cholera infantum, debility, croup, chills, etc.; by Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. tart. in foreign substances in larynx; by Nux Vomica Nux vom., Arsenicum Album Arsen. in checked cold; by Apis Mel Apis in keratitis.

Nat Mur > complementary
Complementary to Apis Mel Apis followed by Sepia Sepia.

Rhus Tox > incompatible
Incompatible with Apis Mel Apis.

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