Apis MellificaThe Honey-bee, Bee sting, Apis Mellifera, Apis mel, Apisinum
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Apis Mel in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Acts on cellular tissues causing oedema of skin and mucous membranes.
The very characteristic effects of the sting of the bee furnish unerring indications for its employment in disease. Swelling or puffing up of various parts, EDEMA, red rosy hue, stinging pains, soreness, intolerance of heat, and slightest touch, and afternoon worse are some of the general guiding symptoms. Erysipelatous inflammations, dropsical effusions and anasarca, acute, inflammation of kidneys, and other parenchymatous tissues are characteristic pathological states corresponding to Apis Mellifica. Apis acts especially on outer parts, skin, coatings of inner organs, serous membranes. It produces serous inflammation with effusion, membranes of brain, heart, pleuritic effusion, etc. Extreme sensitiveness to touch and general soreness is marked. Constricted sensations. Sensation of stiffness and as of something torn off in the interior of the body. Much prostration.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, heat in any form; TOUCH; pressure; late in afternoon; after sleeping; in closed and heated rooms. Right side.
Better, In open air, uncovering, and cold bathing.≡ show all authors ...
Complementary; Nat, mur. The “chronic,” Apis Mellifica.; Also Baryta Carb Baryta Carb., if lymphatics are involved.
Inimical. Rhus Tox Rhus.⥄ Show reverse lookup of relationships
Apathy, indifference, and unconsciousness
Awkward; drops things readily
Stupor, with sudden sharp cries and startings
Stupor alternating with erotic mania
Sensation of dying
Listless; cannot think clearly
Jealous, fidgety, hard to please
Sudden shrill, piercing screams
Jealous, fright, rage, vexation, grief
Cannot concentrate mind when attempting to read or study.
shrieking; brain cry
Death; presentiment of death
Delirium; during sleep
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.
weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
causeless, groundless, with no reason
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
Unconsciousness; during fever≡ more ...
Vertigo with sneezing, worse on lying or closing eyes
During headache≡ more ...
Whole brain feels Very tired
Dull, heavy sensation in occiput, as from a blow, extending to neck (better on pressure), accompanied with sexual excitement
Bores head into pillow and screams out.
Bores head in pillow
Congestion (see pulsation)
Congestion (see pulsation); open air
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)
in a warm room
Swollen, and feeling swollen
Heat, throbbing, distensive pains, better on pressure, and worse on motion
Sudden stabbing pains
Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
pressing); open air
pressing); warm room
Hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting)
with high or low temperature; headache during the heat
walking; in open air
in forehead; when indoors; in a warm room
back of head (occiput)
top of head (vertex)
pressing (see bursting, pulling); when indoors; in a warm room
pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
stitching, sudden, sharp; temples
Skin and scalp; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)≡ more ...
Lids Swollen, red, Oedematous, everted, inflamed; burn and sting
Conjunctiva bright red, puffy
Sudden piercing pains
Pain around orbits
Serous exudation, edema, and sharp pains
suppurative inflammation of eyes
Keratitis with Intense chemosis of ocular conjunction
Staphyloma of cornea following suppurative inflammation
STYES, also prevents their recurrence.
Conjunctiva (external lining of eye); swelling
Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea
erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour, see face)
wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)
oozing pus (including cornea)
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; warm room
as from something in eye
stitching, sudden, sharp
Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned)
from fluid accumulation
under the lids
Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Dim; evening; when reading
Weak (see eyes, weak); using eyes
Whirling≡ more ...
External ear red, inflamed, sore; stinging pains.
Pain; with sore throat
Skin; discoloration; redness≡ more ...
Swollen, red, with piercing pain
Waxy, pale, oedematous
Erysipelas with stinging burning oedema
Extends from right to left.
Lips; turned out lips
Skin; discoloration; red
itching (see skin); stinging
out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Stiffness, muscles; lips
upper≡ more ...
Coldness of tip of nose
Red, swollen, inflamed, with sharp pains.
Coldness; tip of nose
Accumulation of fluid
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Swelling≡ more ...
Scalding in mouth and throat
Membrane of mouth and throat glossy, as if varnished
Red, shining, and puffy, like erysipelas
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
Lips swollen, especially upper
Gums and teeth
Tongue fiery red, swollen, sore, and raw, with vesicles
Tongue feels scalded, red hot, trembling
Discoloration; tongue; red
tongue; red; fiery-red
tongue; yellow; bright; shining
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue
blisters; tongue; burning
Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); red≡ more ...
Constricted, stinging pains
Uvula swollen, sac-like.
Larynx (voice box); bruised feeling
Discoloration; redness; throat
Inflammation; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
stinging; when not swallowing
sudden, sharp; on swallowing
Swelling; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
uvula (lobe at back of mouth); fluid accumulation
Tickling in the air passages; in throat-pit
Ulcers≡ more ...
Heart; angina pectoris
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
collar bone; above
stitching, sudden, sharp; breast
stitching, sudden, sharp; heart
Skin; out-breaks on skin; breast; inflammation from infection, deep red colour on breast
Hoarseness; Dyspnea, breathing hurried and difficult
Oedema of larynx
Feels As if he could not draw another breath
Suffocation; short, dry cough, suprasternal
constriction of larynx
with skin diseases; suppressed out-breaks on skin
lying down impossible
while lying down
while lying; lying with the head low
wants doors and windows open
from warmth; in a warm room
Like deep snoring; daze and crying out as with a sharp pain≡ more ...
Swellings after bites; Sore, sensitive
Erysipelas, with sensitiveness and swelling, rosy hue
Abnormal growths; warts; waxy
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling
Out-breaks on skin; boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle); stinging
like nettle rash
stinging≡ more ...
neck; extending to shoulder
Inflammation; with suffocation, worse in warm room
Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)≡ more ...
Stomach; Sore feeling
Craving for milk ( Rhus Tox Rhus.)
Sore, bruised on pressure, when sneezing
Dropsy of abdomen
Swelling in right groin.
neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.
sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs
sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; right side, between ribs and hip
Swelling; from watery fluid; abdominal cavity
pain; pressing, pressure
retention of urine (see urination delayed)
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire)
frequent (see urination, frequent)
urination; painful or difficult urination; painful; dances around the room in agony
urination; involuntary, incontinence
night, bed wetting
Kidneys; inflammation; acute (see albumen)
suppression of urine
Stomach; thirst; during chill
Vomiting of food
Stomach; burping, belching; tasting like food; drinking water
vomiting≡ more ...
soreness; after stool
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing
Skin and lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); from stool
Involuntary on every motion; Anus seems open
Anus feels raw
Hemorrhoids, with stinging pain, after confinement
Diarrhoea watery, yellow; Cholera infantum type
Cannot urinate without a stool Dark, fetid, worse after eating
Constipation; feels as if something would break on straining.
Hard; during period
Watery≡ more ...
Burning and soreness when urinating
Suppressed, loaded with casts; frequent and involuntary; stinging pain and strangury; Scanty, high colored
Last drops burn and smart.
Albuminous (white, thick)
after scarlet fever
Burning (includes hot)
Ejecting lumps; of tubes
in hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting), very little but frequent discharges of milky urine with unconsciousness and delirium
Sediment; like coffee beans
Male; swelling; scrotum; fluid accumulation
testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation
Great tenderness over abdomen and uterine region.
Female; inflammation; womb
Oedema of labia; relieved by cold water
Soreness and stinging pains; ovaritis; worse in RIGHT ovary
Dysmenorrhoea, with severe ovarian pains
Metrorrhagia profuse, with heavy abdomen, faintness, stinging pain
Sense of tightness
Ovarian tumors, metritis with stinging pains
Male; prostate gland; inflammation
Female; congestion; ovaries
fluid build up (see swelling); ovaries
hardness; ovaries; right
pain; burning; ovaries
after sexual intercourse
pain; piercing, stabbing; ovaries
pain; stinging; ovaries
sexual intercourse; desire increased; in widows
swollen; enlarged; ovaries
Menses suppressed, with cerebral and head symptoms, especially in young girls
Bearing-down, as if menses were to appear≡ more ...
Felon in beginning
Knee swollen, shiny, sensitive, sore, with stinging pain
Feet swollen and stiff
Feel too large
Rheumatic pain in back and limbs
Tired, bruised feeling
Numbness of hands and tips of fingers
Hives with intolerable itching
hands; drops things
Coldness; lower limbs; knee; during chill
lower limbs; foot
Sensation of enlargement; foot
leg; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
toes; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs
Pain; burning; foot; toes
Paralysis; on one side of body (hemiplegia); left
Skin; discoloration; hand; red
discoloration; knee; purple; spots
discoloration; foot; pale
felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); itching
felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); whitlow, foot rot
felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); stinging pain
itching; lower limbs
Swollen; fluid in tissues
lower limbs; fluid in tissues
after scarlet fever
lower limbs; stinging
toes; not visible≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Afternoon chill, with thirst; worse on motion and heat
External heat, with smothering feeling
Sweat slight, with sleepiness
Perspiration breaks out and dries up frequently
Sleeps AFTER the fever paroxysm
After perspiration, nettle rash, also with shuddering.
Beginning in particular area; abdomen and extending from abdomen
At certain time of day or night; from 3 p.m.
from 3 p.m.; to 4 p.m.; 5 p.m.
from 4 p.m.
to 5 p.m.
In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater
in warm room; smothering in warm room
Warmth is unbearable
Morning; with chilliness
Localised; cerebro-spinal fever
Fever without chill
afternoon; 3 p.m.; to 4 p.m.
Continued fever; with skin out-break
Fever with skin out-break; measles
Desire to uncover
heat of the room is intolerable
Washing≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Dreams full of care and toil
Screams and Sudden startling during sleep.
Symptoms during chill
Deep; during heat
Fluid build up; external
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes
Lying down; lying down
Pain; burning externally
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
excessive physical irritability
Suppression of sexual desire
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Swelling; in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)≡ more ...