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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2007, 11:22:12 AM »
Michael Bush, I've been meaning to ask you about the plantain for bee stings. Is this the banana that you fry? And what part of the plantain do you use to calm the sting? What is the process? And sorry if you have addressed this already.
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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2007, 12:06:43 PM »
Michael Bush, I've been meaning to ask you about the plantain for bee stings. Is this the banana that you fry? And what part of the plantain do you use to calm the sting? What is the process? And sorry if you have addressed this already.

It is not the fruit, but a common weed that grows just about everywhere.  Just take a leaf and mash it up and try to get some moisture out of it.
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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2007, 01:33:33 PM »
Folks,  although this is an interesting discussion,  keep in mind that the person requesting input has not returned to view any of the input given so far.  So keep that in mind before you spend the time to respond.

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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2007, 12:11:55 AM »
That weed doesn't grow in my parts, have never seen one.
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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2007, 11:04:21 PM »
That weed doesn't grow in my parts, have never seen one.
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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2007, 11:41:37 AM »
Folks,  although this is an interesting discussion,  keep in mind that the person requesting input has not returned to view any of the input given so far.  So keep that in mind before you spend the time to respond.
Yeah but other beekeepers can benefit from the question asked even if the orginal poster has vanished.


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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2007, 12:58:49 PM »
We have two species of plantain, the Broadleaf variety and also what is known as snake plantain Ribwort or the latin, plantago lanceolata.  I have used the broadleaf variety for remedies, but never tried snake plantain.  This is what it looks like, it does not grow as abundently as the broadleaf variety.



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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2007, 03:14:24 PM »
>I've been meaning to ask you about the plantain for bee stings. Is this the banana that you fry?

No.  It's this:
http://www.bushfarms.com/images/Plantain.jpg

> And what part of the plantain do you use to calm the sting?

The leaves.

> What is the process?'

Just take a leaf and bite it to crush it and put it on the sting as a poultice (after you scrape out the stinger of course).

> And sorry if you have addressed this already.

Try a search on "plantain" on this forum, or search for "bee sting" and pantain on google.    Or it's here:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm

On google you'll get about 40,000 hits on "sting" and "plantain".
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Re: A Kid's First Sting
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2007, 01:11:32 PM »
Michael, I meant to reply about the plantain taste.  Before I started to use plantain leaves for "stuff", I thought that it would have a hideous taste, like the dandelion that is so bitter.  Plantain actually has a very pleasing taste, chewing up a hunk of it and then using the mush on the required areas is actually rather a pleasant experience.  Yeah!!!  Gotta love this plantain that I finding more and more uses for.  Beautiful day, great life, Cindi
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