• Argentum Nitricum

    Art. Nit.

    Argentum Nitricum

     

    Silver nitrate, the source of this remedy, was given the names “hell stone” od “devils stone” because of its corrosive effect. Silver nitrate is extracted from the mineral acanthite, the main ore of silver, and is produced mainly in the U.S., South America, and Norway. In the past, due to its caustic and antibacterial qualities, it was used in medicine to cauterize wounds after surgery and treat conditions such as warts and eye infections. Although it is safe in small doses, large amounts are poisonous, causing breathing problems and damaging the kidneys, live, spleen, and aorta, and overdosing affects the skin, turning it permanently blue. It has also long had a less lethal use – for making the back of mirrors. In homeopathy, the remedy is most often used for nervous and digestive complaints.

     

  • Apis

     

    Apis

    Apis Mellifica

    The bee is known for its unique ability to produce honey and for its sting. Bee produces – honey, beewax, propolis (resin used in the building of hives), and royal jelly (feed to queen bees) – are used in complementary medicine. In homeopathy, Apis is used to treat stinging pain and inflamed, burning skin which has swollen and is painful to touch. The honey bee is commonly found in Europe, Canada and America. Homeopathically, the whole live bee is used, including the sting, and dissolve in alcohol. The remedy was first “proved” in the U.S., at the Central New York State Homeopathic Societ.