April 10 2019 0Comment

Management Of Honey Bee Bite Through Ayurvda

Acharya Sushrutahas described various animal and insects poisons in his samhitas.

In day-today life many of us face the insect bite and suffer with this. Makshika Dansha – honey bee bite is the condition in which rarely there is threat to life, but pain and burning of affected part is severe.

Signs and symptoms

  • Kandu –Itching
  • Shopha-swelling
  • Daha-Burning
  • Ruja- pain

When we see the signs above its clearly indicates Pitta Prakopa.

According to Ayurveda management of such bites is as follows- Kashayam( decoction)- prepared by –

  1. Dhanyaka Phala and Patra( coriander leaves and seeds)
  2. Tulasi patra and beeja (Basil seeds and leaves)
  3. Chandana kanda ( sandle bark)

Sevanam and Dhavanam ( intake and used for wash )

Dose- 50 ml internally twice or thrice a day, depends on severity of the bite.

Lepa ( Pack ) of mud collected from surrounding of Tulasi plant is applied to affected part.

How these medicines work?

  • Decoction of Dhanyaka, Chandana and Tulasi internally pacifies pitta dosha along with vata .
  • Chandana has pitta, daha and visha hara properties.
  • Tulasi is vishaghna(antitoxic) and krimigna(anti-helmintics)
  • Dhanyaka pacifies vata which results into analgesic activity.
  • Tulasi has anti-inflammatory and anti-histaminic action.
  • Dhanyaka has also anti-pyretic and diuretic activity. It gives relief from itching.
  • Chandana has cooling effect it decreases inflammation.


Dhanyaka gives relief from itching due to diuretic property. Tulasi gives relief from swelling due to anti-inflammatory. It also gives relief from pain due to analgesic property. Chandana gives relief from burning due to antioxidant .

Dr. Smita, B.A.M.S

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