Apis Mellifica is one of the remedies in homeopathy useful in treating a variety of diseases, is an indispensable remedy, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Brauns.
It is prepared from the poison of honey bee with a few more active principles that are present in it and possess medicinal properties.
It belongs to the family Insecta.
The crude substance for preparation is made by the poison of honey bee found inside the honey bee. The poison of the honey bee is taken and mixed with alcohol, to form the tincture only then its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy.
Apis Mellifica of great homoeopathically important, remedy in treating, Apoplexy, Asthama, Cancerous conditions, Gangrene, Hydrocephalus, Kidney affections, and urinary troubles.
Apis Mellifica Constitution/ Personality
Apis Mellifica is suited to persons who are of the strumous constitution, and who have a bag-like swelling under lower eyelids and with pale eyes.
It is suited to persons who have the general oedematous condition of the body, the face is pale waxy, and swollen.
It is suited to people with irritable temperament and in general scrofulous diathesis, the gland is swollen inflamed, and in the initial stages of inflammation.
Apis Mellifica is used by many homeopaths in treating symptoms of hydrocephalus, where the cranium is enlarged swollen and a big head is seen.
It is a great remedy for treating edema of the skin, and mucus membranes, their soreness of the affected skin red rose hue, and puffiness of the parts, the skin is very sensitive o touch.
It is a great remedy for treating prickly heat all over the body aggravated in the summer heat.
It is indicated most of the symptoms are proceeded from right to left, it is more a right-sided remedy.
It is a great pain remedy, the character of pain is burning stinging, and soreness, suddenly migrating pains from one part to another.
It is a wonderful remedy for Urinary complaints when there is complete thirstless and great incontinence of urine as occurs in urinary tract infections, there is sudden urging stranger there are scalds while passing urine.
It is a great remedy for inflammation of the kidneys causing edema and even anasarca, mostly right side kidney is affected first then the left kidney.
It is a wonderful remedy for the treatment of edema, the edema is general or local with bag-like puffy swelling under the eyes.
It is a wonderful remedy for Prickly heat, the skin is alternately dry and perspiring, and extremely sensitive to touch.
It is a great remedy for treating Gangrene ulcers of the skin and in treating diabetic ulceration on the feet or toe, with edema redness, swelling, and stinging with burning in the affected area.
It is useful in cases where there is the appearance of red rashes from sudden insect bites, Apis will neutralize the poison.
It is indicated in Asthama when the patient will feel suffocated, feels as if every breath will be his last breath, with the dropsical condition of the chest.
Apis is a wonderful remedy for gastric conditions when there is a craving for cold in general, cold milk, and also a craving for sour things is noticed.
Apis is a great remedy for meningitis and brain fevers, there is irritability, and stupor, with sharp, sudden shrills, pain is so severe that the patient cries until it is lowered.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
It is a wonderful remedy for the last stage s of depression when the person is apathetic indifferent and unconscious of the surrounding.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating depression, and brain affections when the person is listless, cannot think cannot concentrate their mind on attempting to read or study. There is weeping deposition, cannot help crying, or is easily discouraged.
Mental state aggravates from heat and in a warm room, better by cold weather.
It is a wonderful remedy for depression resulting from jealousy in women, fright, rage, anger, vexation, and bad news.
Apis Mellifica is indicated in treating meningitis and hydrocephalus, indicated when there are sudden, shrill piercing screams of the child while waking or sleeping.
The child lies in stuporous condition on one side of the body twitching, the other side of the body, is motionless. The child is rolling his head from one side to another the head is drawn back rigidly.
The child is lying with eyes half open and benumbed, the pupils are contracted and dilated eyes are very red, and the face is flushed.
The child kicks off the coverings and the heat in the room worsens the complaints.
There is heaviness and fullness in the head along with a great thirst for water.
There is a beating headache; worse on moving the head, and headache with vertigo is usually related to an increase in blood sugar levels. There is increased weakness and fatigue also causing confusion, better by lying down.
Apis Mellifica is a great remedy in homeopathy for eye affections, it is useful in treating conjunctivitis, the conjunctiva is bright red
There is burning of the margin of lids, heat, and burning in the eyes, the lachrymation is hot, and there is fluid exudation with edema and sharp pains.
It is a wonderful remedy for photophobia, the patient cannot look at or tolerate light
It is a wonderful remedy for Keratitis, with intense chemosis, of ocular conjunctiva.
It is a great remedy for staphyloma of the cornea, following suppurative inflammation.
It is a wonderful remedy for styes, and also to prevent the recurrence.
Apis Mellifica is a wonderful remedy for otitis media it is indicated when there are degenerative changes in the ears leading to early infection in the ears with bleeding from ears, severe itching, and burning sensation in the ear.
Apis Mellifica is a wonderful remedy for allergic rhinitis and nose block there is stuffiness of the nose, and there is the coldness of the tips of the nose.
The nose is red, swollen, and inflamed, with sharp pain in breathing.
Apis Mellifica is a wonderful remedy for gingivitis, there is swelling of the gums with constant pain and burning stinging pain in the gums, there is a pain in the teeth and there is bright red blood from the gums.
It is a wonderful remedy for stomatitis, the tongue is fiery red, swollen sore, and raw with vesicles, the tongue is scalded, red, wet, and trembling.
It is a great remedy for cancer or tongue with severe soreness in the mouth, there is burning stinging pain in the tongue without thirst, it appears fiery red, better by drinking cold liquids, cold milk.
The face is pale, waxy, and oedematous, indicative of underlying inflammation of the kidneys.
It is indicated for Erysipelas with stinging burning edema of the face, the edema extends from right to left.
It is indicated when the Uvula is swollen, and on examination, it appears sac-like.
It is a great remedy of aid when the throat is swollen, inside and out.
It is a wonderful remedy for tonsillitis, the tonsils are swollen, puffy, and fiery red there are Ulcers on the tonsils, and there are fiery red margins around the leathery membrane, creating a sensation of fishbone in the throat.
It is indicated in hurried and difficult breathing, the patient will feel suffocated, feels as if every breath will be his last breath, with the dropsical condition of the chest.
It is a wonderful remedy for Dyspnoea relieved by sitting up, in the open air, uncovering, walking, or changing position.
It is the top listed remedy when there is edema of the larynx, feels as if he could not draw another breath and there is short coughing.
It is indicated when there is severe palpitation in the heart with excess sweating, irregular heartbeat, and increased and prominent pulse rate.
It is indicated when there is no thirst for drinking water or craving for alcohol.
It is a wonderful remedy for peptic ulcers when there is severe burning, pain, and heat in the stomach region, acidity causes the water to fill the patient up to the throat burning the throat and vomiting from food that is eaten.
It is a wonderful remedy when there is a craving for cold milk, as there is a sore feeling in the stomach.
Apis Mellifica is one of the top listed remedies for Ascites that occurs without thirst, there is peritonitis, and the abdomen is swollen oedematous, and puffy.
It is a great remedy for Diarrhea of drunkards, in eruptive diseases, especially when the eruption is suppressed.
It is indicated when there is diarrhea with watery stools, greenish, yellowish slimy, contains mucus, offensive and painless, involuntary stools, as though the anus was wide open.
It is a wonderful remedy for cholera when there is constant oozing from the anus while, the patient unconscious and unaware of the surrounding.
It is indicated when there is much rumbling of the flatus, sudden darting pain in the rectum, with severe urging, during stools there is griping pain in the abdomen, there is rawness and soreness in the anus with sensation as if plugged, tenesmus with passage of blood, faint and exhausted feeling.
It is a wonderful remedy when there is given for abdominal disorders that are accompanied by no appetite, little or no thirst, or sore, bruised feeling in the abdomen.
It is indicated when there is a urinary tract infection with scanty urine, there is scalding of the surrounding area when passing the urine.
It is a wonderful remedy for urinary disorders especially, frequent micturition, especially at night levels, the patient gets a sudden urge to urinate.
It is acting correctly when large quantities of colorless urine are passed, one must wait and not change the prescription.
It is a great remedy for frequent urinary tract infections, with severe burning and scalding in the urethra during micturition, there is mucus and pus in the urine at times even blood; the parts are sore over which it passes.
It is a wonderful remedy for hydrocephalus, hydrocele right-sided in developing kids with involuntary nocturnal enuresis with thirstlessness and aggravation from uncovering.
Apis Mellifica has a wonderful action on the male genital tract, it is highly useful in treating, hydrocele conditions in kids, during early developmental stages.
There is an affection of right testicles with swelling and edema of the right side scrotum.
The patient suffers from frequent genital skin Infections due to summer heat.
There is itching, and burning of the genitals when covered with a frequent tendency to Urination and scald the area of the penis when passing urine.
Apis Mellifica has got wonderful action on female genitals, for treating edema of the labia relieved by cold water.
It is a great remedy for treating ovaritis, and oophoritis with burning and stinging pains worse in the right ovary.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating Metrorrhagia with profuse blood flow and heaviness in the abdomen, faintness and stinging pains, a sense of tightness in the abdomen, there is bearing down sensation as if menses will appear at any time.
It is a wonderful remedy for irregular Periods, there is PCOD which further results in increased weight gain and puffiness of the body.
It is a great remedy for Dysmenorrhoea, with severe pain in the ovary mostly the right-sided ovary is affected.
It is indicated when there is great soreness, burning, and itching in the vagina and surrounding area in contact leading to urinary tract infection.
It is indicated in ovarian tumors, with heaviness and tenderness over the abdomen and uterine region.
Apis Mellifica is a wonderful remedy for later stages of Rheumatism, the knees and ankles are swollen, shiny, sensitive, and sore with stinging and burning pains and the feet are swollen and stiff.
It is a great remedy for synovitis, there is a felon in beginning, followed by swelling. The feet feel too large. Rheumatic pain in limbs, they tired, bruised and there is a stinging type of pain when swelling is present.
It is a wonderful remedy for paralysis of limbs there is numbness of hands and tips of fingers.
It is a remedy indicated for Hives with intolerable itching, oedematous swellings, and puffiness.
It is a great remedy for hand tremors, there is tingling in the hands and feet
Apis Mellifica is a great remedy for muscle aches of the back indicative of Rheumatic pain in the back and extending to the limbs.
It is indicated when there is a sensation as if being tired, and a bruised feeling in the back, neck, and shoulders.
Apis Mellifica is a wonderful remedy for treating Urticaria the skin is itching severely, like a bee sting or stings from another poisonous insect.
It is a wonderful remedy for urticaria, the body is covered with large, elevated white wheals, stinging, burning, pricking, smarting, or itching. The urticaria symptoms are aggravated by covering, at night, the application of heat or in a warm room and better in the cold and open air.
It is a great remedy for skin conditions when there are boils, carbuncles with red hues, oedematous conditions, sensitivity, to touch, aggravation by heat or covering, and amelioration from cold and open air.
It is a great remedy for skin cancer the affected part is burning and stinging with extreme sensitiveness to touch and general soreness.
Metastasis of cancer takes place in the cellular tissues like lungs, synovial joints, and mucus membranes causing effusion.
Apis Mellifica is a great remedy for meningitis fever in the afternoon with chill, with thirst during the heat stage worse on motion and heat.
During the heat stage, there is external heat, with a smothering feeling as if every breath will suffocate.
During the sweating stage, there is slight perspiration with sleepiness.
The Perspiration breaks out and dries up frequently, worse in the warm room.
After perspiration, nettle rash, also with shuddering and there is no thirst in the sweating stage.
The Apis Mellifica patient usually has a low-grade type of fever with diabetic nephropathy, and kidney affection and sleeps after the fever paroxysm.
Apis Mellifica Modalities
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Apis Mellifica is worse, after sleep, in closed rooms, warm and heated rooms.
Symptoms are worse from getting wet, touching, or under pressure.
There is time aggravation of symptoms, mostly in the afternoon, at 3:00 pm, and on the right side.
The conditions of Apis Mellifica are better in the open air, by uncovering in case of skin disorders, and cold bathing.
Pains are better by coughing, walking, or changing position when sitting erect.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Apis Mellifica are Natrum Muriaticum.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Apis Mellifica are Lachesis; Kali. Bichrome.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
It is compatible with Belladonna, and Hepar Sulph.
Apis Mellifica is incompatible with Rhus tox in eruptive diseases.
It antidotes the effects of insect bites.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition. It is used in treating edema, and puffiness of the skin.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Apis Mellifica match.
It is useful in Hydrocephalus, Kidney diseases, and Rheumatism.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Apis Mellifica and that given by the patient match perfectly. It is useful in cases of Bright’s disease, Delirium, Asthama, and Menstrual troubles.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Apis Mellifica is used to treat insect bites, which needs frequent repetition.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Apis Mellifica works well to treat the conditions like burning in the feet due to diabetes, acne Rosaceae, and gangrene ulcers on the skin.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Bright’s Disease
- Cancerous affections
- Eye troubles
- Intermittent fever
- Kidney affections
- Menstrual troubles
- Skin affections
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Urinary troubles
- Skin affections-prickly heat, allergy rash insect bite
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Apis Mellifica like weakness and fatigue are seen, then it can be antidoted by Cantharis, China, Iodum, and Digitalis.