Apis mellifica is a well-known homeopathic remedy that is also known as simply 'apis'.
As the name suggests, this is derived from honey bees and used to treat conditions that have similarities with the effects of bee stings.
Examples of conditions that may indicate the use of apis mellifica include injuries caused by bites or stings that cause swelling, reddness, puffiness, and the sense that the affected area resembles a watery "bag". In terms of the person's reaction, apis mellifica is further indicated if the affected individual is also restless and irritable.
More about the substance used to prepare apis mellifica homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy apis mellifica is derived from honey bees and is used to treat conditions that generally have some similarity with the effects of the honey bee's sting.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
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- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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