APIS can be effectively used when symptoms fit the following picture: Oedematous swellings, redness, pains burning and stinging. Restlessness. Thirstlessness. Better from cold applications. Worse from heat and between 4 and 6 pm.

The homeopathic remedy Apis Mellifica is made from the honey-bee poison. It act mainly on cellular tissues, causing oedema of skin and mucous membranes. The apis state can arise from infection, allergy or inflammatory causes - and caracteristically the swelling is so prominent that it gives the impression of a balloon ready to burst.

The personality of Apis often has a busy intensity, vitality and strength.

Key prescription areas are:
  • Angioneurotic edema in allergic crisis.
  • Pharyngitis with bag-like swelling of the uvula.
  • Glomerulonephritis. Nephrotic syndrome, with dramatic edema of the entire body.
  • Urticaria, with burning pains.
  • Herpes zoster of the face, with marked swollen lids which can hardly be forced open.

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The no.1 remedy series is inspired by the Helios basic guide to homeopathy for the basic remedy kit.