Herbal Remedies

Herbal, Natural, Home Remedies for Insect Bites/Stings

    Herbal, Natural, Home Remedies for Insect Bites/Stings
  1. Citronella Oil, diluted in vegetable oil and applied to the skin.
  2. Place a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel extract over the bite and hold for 10 minutes. A paste of baking soda may also be used in this way.
  3. In Indian households, the smoke produced as a result of burning of neem leaves in a small vessel, 1 hour prior to going to bed helps in driving away the mosquitoes.
  4. Mix water with cornstarch into a paste and apply. This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most insect bites, and is also an effective remedy for diaper rash.
  5. Apply sliced raw garlic, which relieves wasp and bee stings; follow with an ice pack.
  6. Make a paste of vinegar and corn starch. Apply to bite and let dry. This draws poison and reduces swelling.

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