Local helpers: plants and home remedies for insect bites

Sunny days in the woods, on picnic meadows and at the lake not only ensure beautiful moments with friends and family. Mosquitoes, ticks and other insects are also waiting outdoors, and sunburn and allergies can also occur. Insect bites and sunburn usually only become noticeable in the evening: skin redness and itching occur. These herbs and plants from the home garden or from the edge of the forest can soothe irritated skin and burning. You’ll find more about it here.

Plants and medicinal herbs can  relieve itching  . In particular, the juice of the plants or poultices help against insect bites and support healing.

Plants and herbs against itching

These plants can help with insect bites:

  • daisy
  • Basil
  • Parsely
  • Wilde Malve
  • buckhorn
  • Sorrel and Blunt-leaved Sorrel

Plant juice against itching and insect bites

Plant juice against itching – this is how it works: Pick or cut one of the plants mentioned in the garden, from the balcony or directly in the forest. Squeeze the herb until the juice comes out. Gently dab this onto the stitch. Plant sap has a slight antibiotic effect, can inhibit inflammation and has a cooling effect.

The juice of a  lemon  or onion can also provide first aid, especially for bee and wasp stings. Halve the lemon or onion and place the slice of fruit on the sting. The little helpers from the kitchen prevent inflammation and inhibit the growth of bacteria.

Compresses for insect bites: vegetable pulp, vinegar and quark relieve itching

Rub the plants in a mortar to a pulp and simply apply it to the affected area. Tip:  Secure the pap with a wrap or cloth and cool your bite or  sunburn . The application can be repeated several times a day.

Vinegar wraps or special acetic clay from the pharmacy or drugstore can also relieve itching and promote the healing process of insect bites or sunburn. Quark wraps also have a cooling effect and thus relieve pain, burning and itching.

In case of allergic reactions or itching that lasts for several days, it is advisable to seek medical advice.


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