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« on: October 20, 2010, 10:18:41 AM »

I love the Foxfire series of books. Every so often, I will pull one of them down and start reading it all over again. Listed below are some old home remedies for bee stings:

Chew or mash ragweed and put it on sting to deaden pain and reduce swelling.
Put moist snuff, mud, tobacco juice or red clay on it.
Put castor oil on it.
Take seven different kinds of leaves. Wad and twist them together, tear the wad in half, and rub the sting.
Place either turpentine, chewed tobacco, tobacco juice, kerosene, or place a mixture of sugar and dough on the sting. Any of these will relieve the pain and draw out the poison.
Crush a few chrysanthemum leaves and rub on the sting.

And for JP's chiggers that he's so fond of:

To relieve itching and infection, rub chewed snuff or tobacco over the bites or
make a mixture of butter and salt to stop the itching.

taken from 'The Foxfire Book' 1972
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 01:45:59 PM »

Those early volumes are the best reading. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 02:42:08 PM »

I love em and have the whole series. They have a website, but the books are the way to go.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 04:25:28 PM »

My mother used mud.   I went through my early childhood in Wisconsin with muds packs applied regularly.   She still claims that as it dries it draws out the stinger.   
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 04:41:23 PM »

Chewed up plantain seems to work. Heres the Foxfire link if anyones interested:

Foxfire Organization
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 09:24:35 PM »

A good chew of redman works! The older gentleman that taught me swore by it and had the nastiest bee veil around to prove it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 10:05:37 PM »

Dad always used Levi Garrett, until the early 80's when he quit. 
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