How to Naturally Treat Bee Stings

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Honey bees only sting when they feel threatened because a bee sting means the death of the bee, and each bee can only sting once. When a honey bee stings, it leaves the stinger stuck in the skin.

The first thing to do when treating a bee sting is to remove the stinger to keep the venom to a minimum. Bee venom is acidic which can cause a severe allergy in some people. Many other insect stings, such as wasps, have an alkali venom, so you may be allergic to bee stings but not wasp stings.

Plantain is an herb that has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help on burns, scrapes, infections, skin issues, and insect bites.

To use plantain leaf on a bee sting, just pick a fresh leaf, crumple it, and apply to the bite area. This is quick and easy because plantain are commonly found growing in yards or ditches. However, you can also collect the leaves ahead of time to use in a poultice, tea, or salves.

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