Apis mellifica acts on cellular tissues causing edema of the skin and mucous membrane .swelling and puffiness of various parts, edema, red rose hue, stinging pains, soreness, intolerance of heat, and slightest touch, and afternoon aggravation are some of the general guiding symptoms.
Introduction of APIS MELLIFICA
The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most common of the 7–12 species of honey bees worldwide.
The genus name Apis is Latin for “bee“, and mellifera is the Latin for “honey-bearing“, referring to the species’ production of honey.
Classification of APIS MELLIFICA
Found throughout Europe and in Canada, the US, and many other countries.
Proved in 1852 by Dr. Frederick Humphries.
Organic poison of the sting.
The remedy is made either from the whole female bee or sting poison of the bee alone. The insect is crushed, dissolved in alcohol, diluted, and succussed.
Pathophysiology of APIS MELLIFICA
It acts on cellular tissues, glands, skin, brain, urinary system, heart, pleura, and serous membranes.
It affects the right side more than left. By its action on cellular tissue.
It causes edema of the skin and mucous membrane.
Inflammation of kidney causing edema and even anasarca.
On membranes of the brain, it causes hydrocephalus.
Pleura causes pleurisy with effusion.
On the serous membrane of joint causes synovitis.
On glands, it causes induration and enlargement.
Constitution of APIS MELLIFICA
Pale, waxy, edematous face with bag-like swelling under the lower eyelids.