Chickweed: drawing cream.
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 1995 03:33:50 EDT
From: Rene Burrough <100735.543.COMPUSERVE.COM>
> How about using chickweed for bites? What would you suggest for anaphylactic shock?
Anaphylactic shock is life threatening, and I am not qualified to comment. However, in less serious cases of bee & wasp stings, chickweed cream could certainly be helpful if the insect sting was still in the wound. Chickweed cream is a super drawing salve. I always swore by slippery elm for splinters, etc. until I saw chickweed cream do magic things for boils. They now run even in my thinking.
Chickweed cream is good for splinters as well as stings; burns and scalds after the usual cold water first aid treatment, and is wonderful on eczema particularly where there's itching. And there may be residual itching after the sting from all that blood that's rushed into the area.