Apis: Remedy for bites and stings
with local swelling.
Apis mellifica is a remedy made from the honey bee,
and is an excellent first aid remedy for bites and
stings (not just bee stings) where the symptoms are:
burning and stinging pains with significant swelling
and local redness; better for cold applications and
worse for local heat; the area is highly
sensitive to touch and pressure. The
patient is typically restless. This remedy
has been used in the treatment of a wide
range of conditions including asthma,
migraine, arthritis and allergies, where
the symptoms match.
Ledum: Remedy for puncture wounds and
Ledum, or Marsh Tea, is often used in
the treatment of bites and stings,
including wasp stings, for which I
have found it to be almost a specific remedy. Pains
are usually stinging and throbbing, and the area is
often cold to the touch. It is also a useful remedy for
puncture wounds from a sharp object, and for black
eye from a blow, better for cold applications.