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Wasp bite.

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 15:58:17 -0600
Sender: HERB.TREARNPC.EGE.EDU.TR
From: Jinjer <cuncaphe.ISD.NET>
Subject: Re: swelling

>yesterday i was stung by 2-3 wasps on the forearm and now my arm is moderatly swollen from above the elbow to the hand. any treatment suggestions?

You might try a poultice of plantain (the weed that grows side-by-side in your lawn with dandelion) to draw the poison out. Plantain is a low-growing herb that sends up a flower stock with inconspicuous flowers.

If there is heat with the swelling, try monarda fistulosa in any form. If you make a tea, take some of it internally and wet a dish towel with the rest to wrap the arm in.

This is probably old news by now, I hope you found something useful elsewhere.



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