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Bee Sting Natural Treatment – Using Simple Ingredients You Have in Your Home!
Ouch! You’ve been stung by a bee. Don’t despair! There are many home remedies for bee stings that can be found right in your kitchen. Before you use any of the following treatments though, you should remove the stinger from your wound as fast as you can, treating it with antibiotic afterwards, if possible. So, here are some great bee sting natural treatments:
– Ice. Applying ice to the sting directly for 15-20 minutes should give relief.
– Lavender essential oils. These should immediately neutralize the venom in the sting. All you need is just one drop onto the sting.
– Toothpaste. The bee sting natural treatment works because of the glycerine contained in toothpastes, which dries the venom out. This alkaline substance neutralizes the poison.
– Honey. Yes, the all-powerful honey can also be one of the home remedies for bee stings, since it contains hydrogen peroxide and has antibacterial properties, which may accelerate wound healing.
– Plantain. This weed has various medicinal properties and can help with stings. It can sometimes be found right in your yard (if you have one).
– Papaya. You can use any type of papaya, but it is best to use unripe, green papaya, because its concentration of effective ingredients is at its peak. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain, which decreases the venom effects and breaks down proteins in the wound. All you need to do is rub some fresh papaya onto the sting.
– Basil. This bee sting natural treatment may come as unexpected, but it is claimed to be quite effective, especially for relieving the pain caused by bee stings.
– Garlic cloves. Good old garlic – is there anything it can’t heal? Garlic has many healing properties and is great for pain relief. Just crush one clove and press it against the bee sting, releasing the garlic juice onto the wound.
– Baking soda and water. Make a thick paste by mixing water with baking soda and then apply it to the bee sting. Don’t wash it off after.
– Peanut butter. This one has just recently been discovered to help with bee stings. It may feel kind of icky, but try it and see for yourself.
– Calendula flowers. If you can get your hands on these, they are said to be quite effective. Just crush a bunch of them together to get juice out of them, and apply the juice directly onto the sting.
– Onion. Onion juice is probably as effective as garlic juice, just easier to get out. All you need to do is cut an onion in half and put the juicy part of it directly onto the sting.
– Parsley. If you can get the juice out of this one by crushing it hard, it is said to be on the most effective home remedies for bee stings.
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The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Bug Bite Treatment8 Apr 2011|