Herbal Bug Bite and Sting Remedies

These Herbal Sting Remedies are simple and effective.


| November 2012



Homegrown Remedies By Anne McIntyre

With “Homegrown Remedies,” you can learn how to grow herbs in pots and use your plants to create natural remedies to treat a variety of health complaints and common ailments.

Cover Courtesy Gaia

Remedying bug bites and stings can be as simple as rubbing herbs directly onto the skin. This remedy is excerpted from Homegrown Remedies (Gaia, 2011), a guide to growing all the herbs you need to make natural, inexpensive remedies. For more information on herbal remedies and a sample of recipes, check out 4 Herbal Remedies Everyone Should Know.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Homegrown Remedies.

Herbal Bug Bite and Sting Remedies

Rubbing herbs directly on bites and stings can bring instant relief. Lavender and basil help prevent swelling and relieve pain. Crushed plantain leaves draw out toxins and lavender flowers are healing and anti-inflammatory; both are excellent for wasp stings and mosquito bites.

Ingredients

• Any of the following: 1 marigold (calendula) flower, 1 to 2 lavender flowers, 1 to 2 basil leaves, 1 leaf aloe vera, 1 leaf plantain

How to make





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