When someone is stung by an insect the area becomes swollen, red, extremely painful or burning, however if the symptoms are, hard to breath, hard to swallow, disorientation, swelling of eyes and mouth and in some cases unconsciousness or death. Nature gives us hundreds of insects that can bite or sting, but it also gives us an array of herbs that can reduce the itching and swelling.
Remedies for Insect Bite
• Remove the stinger. Do Not squeeze it this will inject more of the venom in the patient. Clean the area.
• Crush Plantain leaves extracting the juice and applying it on the injured area. • Apply toothpaste on the sting.
• A homeopathic remedy that can be very helpful is Apis Mallifica, 30x it reduces inflammation and pain, burning and stinging.
• A homeopathic remedy called Cantharis 30c is good for bee or wasp stings.
• A homeopathic remedy called Carbolicum acidum30c is used in more severe allergic reactions of bee stings or black widow spider bites.
• A homeopathic remedy called urtica urens 30c is good for itching, burning and pain.
• 1 tsp. lavender essential oil. 1 tbsp. vegetable oil. Mix the ingredients and apply it directly on the injury. Do not use around eyes.
• Jewelweed is used to reduce itching and soothe the skin, take two or three leaves, break them and apply the juice over the injured area.
• Allergic reaction from a bite or a sting is cause by formic acid which can be neutralized using 1 tsp. of yellow dock leaf tincture and 2 tsp. of baking soda. Mix the ingredients and form a poultice. Apply as needed.