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Natural remedy for stinging nettle?

Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by DarkRaven, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Aug 8, 2017
    Swede

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    Short story:
    I went outside today, and got tired of walking and biking, and found a rather comfortable patch of weeds.

    You can guess what's going to happen, right?

    I jumped on it aaaaand... it was stinging nettles!!

    (I was wearing shorts)
    It stings like hell! Is there a natural remedy other than vinegar? (It finished)
     
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    TexasLisa

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    lcertuche

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    Ouch! I once got ahold of one when I was weeding my flower bed. I will never forget the feeling. It's not named stinging nettle for nothing.
     
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    Swede

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    Swede

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    And it leaves marks on my white skin, so it looks like I've got ugly spotty legs :(
     
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    sumi

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    Nettles hate me with a passion and the feeling's mutual. I brought some ointment from south africa that takes the sting out quickly. Ingredients here if anyone wants to try and make some: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zam-Buk It's wonderful relief for insect bites too.
     
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    TexasLisa

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    When I get into the Nettles, the stinging will last a couple of days. Is that the same with you guys?
     
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    tortoise

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    No, only lasts 5-10 minutes. Longest minutes of my life though.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Am I the luckiest person alive that I don't really know what stinging nettles are? I mean, I've heard of them but I don't know what they look like and I've certainly never encountered them.
     
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    TexasLisa

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    NH Homesteader, you are LUCKY!!! Here is a picture of the Stinging Nettles:

    upload_2017-8-9_11-27-25.jpeg
     

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