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Bug Bites and Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

June 5th, 2009  |  11 Comments

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Summer is almost upon us.  Long sunny days to enjoy many outside activities of sports and leisure.   These activities are often hampered, however,  by the many creepy, crawly, flying critters that share our summer days and often cause us injury or discomfort!  Commercial bug sprays and medications often carry many dangers, but homeopathy can easily come to the rescue in the event of an insect bite or sting.

Let us first look at the most broadly capable insect remedy, Ledum pall.  It covers the reactions from the stings and bites of all bees, mosquitoes and ticks, as well as unidentified crawly creatures.  It eliminates pain and the nasty swelling as well as remote swelling from allergic reactions. Ledum has been shown to reduce the reaction even in an allergic person.  In fact, in the compendium of homeopathic medical literature, it has been credited for having reversed anaphylaxis reactions.

However, not all reactions to stings are alike. Occasionally, the site of the sting is hot and puffy in an edematous way. This would be a call for the remedy Apis mell instead of Ledum. Generally, Apis mell is the second choice, but if the site has a look as though the area is holding water, then Apis is the better remedy to begin with.  If, after choosing a remedy that appears to be insufficiently addressing the problem, give the next best remedy. Do this after at least 3 doses have been tried.

Make homeopathy your family’s choice of health care and creepy, crawly creatures will no longer threaten the fun of summer.

       P.S. ~Would you would like to learn more about how to be prepared for  all types of first aid situations and sourcing these remedies?  Then you need my upcoming course The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy. Learn more about how homeopathy is THE medicine for when the SHTF. For more information on how YOU can Think Outside of the Box, click here >> https://homeopathyworks.iljmp.com/3/toanu.




The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice.  The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.


I am a homeopath, a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children with only homeopathy over the last 30 years. I’ve been where you are now. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand your pain and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but trust me — I have seen it all. And nothing has ever come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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11 thoughts on “Bug Bites and Homeopathy”

  1. sarah says:

    Ledum for mosquito bites too? Does that address the itch then?

    1. Yes, Ledum 30 can be very helpful as well as applying raw vinegar directly on the site of the sting.

  2. Tina says:

    We may have a brown recluse spider infestation. If someone in my family were to suffer a bite, is there a protocol?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The protocol for any insect bite at the onset is to begin with Ledum 200 every few hours, then less frequently over days. Watch for my upcoming on line course and book that covers such issues, called A Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy.

  3. Sara says:

    I recently read about staphysagria being used as a prophylactic against mosquito bites. Would a person just take a few doses of stap each day for several days?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes and 30 potency woudl be best.

  4. Barbara says:

    What would the protocol be for anaphylaxis reactions. Would this be the same for asthma related breathing problems?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Asthma and anaphylaxis are different remedy protocols, and as much as I’d like to offer the method right here, it would be a dis-service if I didn’t give the particulars and nuances that need to be addressed. I plan to write about anaphylaxis on my blog in the future.

  5. Maria says:

    Hi Joette

    I wonder if you are familiar with the Asian Giant Hornet species (it is a killer wasp). I am truly concerned (ok I’m in panic) about this species. I read in the news (Europe) that it can kill humans in a really short period of time. I have a little child and I am freaking out with that wasp. Here you can have a better idea of that thing: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/the-asian-giant-hornet/

    Poor bees are helpless with this threat.

    How can homeopathy help?

    Thank you!

    Big hug from Maria (Norway)

  6. Lisa P. says:

    Thanks you all you post online to teach and encourage us to learn homeopathy. Monday night dear husband was stung many times by what we call ground bee ( yellow jackets) to some. I know he has had swelling issue in the past. When he told me I grabbed by extraction kit and use that first for all site then used the first aid download sheets for quick help Then gave him Apis 30 for for all were red and swelling like water was in there. after giving few doses his arm one was spreading a lot, my thought wrong remedy…… We then tried Ledum 200 after reading more. He was not the patient to take it in the way you had used on your son by morning OH…. the swelling, heat and red on only the right arm one. The other 6 bites were fine. apis looked best but he would only hit it a few times, continued to swell. After work still more redness and swelling. I knew Apis was the right remedy but patient was too much of a guy to take it, see he is very busy. Now he shows me and arm I’ll thinking needs to go to dr. but he’s a guy and that’s out. Now misplaced the Apis after carrying it around trying to get him to take more. He left for the fields to plow with do not get stung….. after he left I found it but I knew he need a higher dose I did not have. I then remember how one time I had put the remedy in distilled water and shook it and it got stronger each day when water was added. I chased after him and give him directions to sip this all night while riding the tractor. Next day redder and still growing covering 3/4 of his arm and elbow twice normal, my thought if not better he has to get to a doctor.. Add water to the little bit of Apis water he had left with direction sip many times and shake it. I want to say 10 hours later the area was not deep red and only half the arm swelled. Now the next morning he filled his Apis bottle on his own and believes in the Homeopathy. Tonight his arm is almost normal. I must say I started to doubt my knowledge and homeopathy after not seeing instant healing. Sometimes it takes time stay calm, read all Joette has to say over and over to give courage. Thanks you for blessing us. Ps. I’m thinking of ordering a stronger Apis remedy and send it with him everywhere he goes.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      yes, to have 200’s and even 1M’s of the important remedies is prudent. ‘Best investment ever.

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