Medicinal plants against insect bites

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During the day, wasps dispute the cake or the lemonade, mosquitoes hum at our ears at night - summer time is insect time. While their stitches are generally harmless in our latitudes, they are definitely unpleasant.

An animal stabbed, then do not scratch it. Otherwise it itches even worse and the sting can ignite. It makes more sense to use natural remedies such as ribwort or onions because they relieve the itching and reduce swelling. This is particularly important after an attack by braking, as they prefer to stay near cow pastures and bring germs into the skin with the stitch. A trick: suck the place to remove pathogens. This is also advisable for wasp and bee stings, so that the poison does not spread in the body. Important to know during a bee attack: When stinging, you usually lose the sting. The should be removed with tweezers immediately carefully, without squeezing the gift bag located thereon.


Tagetes repulsive for flies

Mosquitoes find incense (Plectranthus coleoides, left) disgusting. A few plants in the balcony box in front of the bedroom window ensure that you can spend the night without the annoying humming. When airing but you should extinguish the light, otherwise dares but maybe an animal in the house. Tagetes (right) also keeps away insects, including flies. The outgoing perfumes do not please them at all

Savory relieves itching

arnica flowers

The grated leaves of the savory (left) relieve the itching when you press them on a mosquito bite. When swelling after a bite, an envelope with arnica tincture works wonders. This also applies to the treatment with a homeopathic ointment from the flowers of the arnica (right). In addition to the external treatment one can also take arnica globules (D 30). It is recommended to use five globules three times a day

If you swallow a wasp with a drink and stab it in the throat, it can become threatening. Here you should suck ice cubes and call the ambulance. This also applies if there is severe swelling, shortness of breath, nausea or circulatory problems after a bite. Here is usually an insect poison allergy, which can be life-threatening.

lemon juice

Plantain leaves

For brake bites, it is advisable to disinfect the site to prevent inflammation. Often you just have no wound spray at hand. Vinegar water and lemon juice (left) will serve you well. Spitz plantain (right) grows on almost all roadsides and is ideal against the swelling of stings. One rubs one or two leaves between the fingers and then applies the exiting juice to the spot

Prevent insect bites

So that nothing happens, you should always cover drinks outdoors and drink from cans only with a straw. Avoid perfume and strong scented cosmetics - they attract insects magically. Bright clothes keep mosquitoes off. And so they do not disturb sleep, you can build plant barriers, for example, with pots of incense in front of the window.

Plant power helps with itching

Gauchlattich against stitches

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Plant power quickly stops the itching

Medicinal plants against insect bites: bites

Coltsfoot only know most as a good coleopteran. But the juice from the grated leaves ensures that a stitch does not heal quickly

Medicinal plants against insect bites: they

The lowermost white part of the leeks is applied as a compress, providing relief for all types of insect bites

Medicinal plants against insect bites: bites

Persistent itching takes basil brew. Boil four tablespoons of fresh leaves in half a liter of water for about five minutes. Strain, cool - preferably in the fridge. Dab the spot with the broth again and again

Medicinal plants against insect bites: plants

In wasp stings laying fresh onion slices is highly recommended because they also prevent inflammation

Medicinal plants against insect bites: insect

The juice of lemons disinfects a sting, cools and calms. Simply stroke the affected area several times over the affected area

Medicinal plants against insect bites: insect

To the plants, which take the itching and inhibit swelling, is also the sorrel. If you put a leaf on the insect bite, it also has a cooling effect

Gauchlattich against stitches

Leeks against insect bites

Basil brew against itching

Onions against wasp stings

Lemons disinfect insect bites

Sauer sorrel against itching

Tips against mosquitoes

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in rain barrels and puddles. The development from egg to insect in summer lasts only about three days. Rain barrels are covered with lids as a precaution so that the females do not reach the water surface for oviposition. Water filled pots or coasters should be emptied regularly. In garden ponds, fish take care of the annoying mosquito larvae.

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