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Apis is derived from Poison of the Honey Bee (Apium
Apis is Adapted to the strumous
constitution; glands enlarged, indurated; scirrhus or open
cancer. Women, specially widows; children and girls who,
though generally careful, become awkward, and let things fall
while handling them (Bov.).
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Bad effects of acute exanthema imperfectly developed or
suppressed (Zinc.); measles, scarlatina, urticaria.
Ailments from jealousy, fright, rage, vexation, bad news.
Irritable; nervous; fidgety; hard to please.
Weeping disposition; cannot help crying; discouraged,
despondent (Puls.). Sudden shrill, piercing screams from
children while waking or sleeping (Hellebore).
Oedema; bag-like, puffy swelling under the eyes (over the
eyes, Kali c.); of the hands and feet, dropsy, without thirst
(with thirst, Acet. ac., Apoc.).
Extreme sensitiveness to touch (Bell., Lach.).
Pain: burning, stinging, sore; suddenly migrating from one
part to another (Kali bi., Lac c., Puls.).
Thirstlessness: in anasarca; acites (Acetic acid, but face
more waxy and great thirst).
Apis has Incontinence of urine, with great irritation of
the parts; can scarcely retain the urine a moment, and when
passed scalds severely; frequent, painful, scanty, bloody.
Constipation: sensation in abdomen as if something tight would
break if much effort were used.
Diarrhoea: of drunkards; in eruptive diseases, especially
if eruption be suppressed; involuntary from every motion, as
though anus were wide open (Phos.).
Apis Affects right side; enlargement or dropsy of right
ovary; right testicle. Intermittent fever; chill 3 p. m., with
thirst, always (Ign.); < warm room and from external heat
(Thuja, 3 a. m., and at 3 p. m.).
Relations. - Complementary: Nat. mur. Disagrees, when used
either before or after Rhus. Ars. and Puls. follow Apis well.
Has cured scarlatina albuminuria after Canth., Dig., Hell.
Aggravation. - After sleeping (Lach.); closed, especially
warmed and heated rooms are intolerable; from getting wet
(Rhus), but better from washing or moistening the part in cold
Amelioration. - Open air; cold water or cold bathing;
uncovering; pains by coughing, walking or changing position;
when sitting erect.