Introduction: THE Cure for Nettles

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I hate getting stung by nettles. But there is a cure for stings. It is the simple dock leaf from the dock or rumex plant.

Above me is a Nettle Plant DO NOT rub this on your skin!

This instructable is all about that simple remedy. 


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Grab some dock leaves!

They can be found everywhere.

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Tear them up and roll them into a ball/oval shape with your hands.

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Finally, apply to the sting area (not to hard!) soon you shall have sweet relief!

This is in the Home Remedies Contest so please vote!


EaglesNest (author)2013-10-09

Hi, should the line read "ABOVE me is a nettle plant"?

carfin33 (author)EaglesNest2013-11-07

Thanks, I've changed it now

snoopindaweb (author)2013-10-16

Great tip.. Odd as It sounds (even to Me). When I was about 10 years old I grew up along the head waters of the Clarks Fork river. There were some large patches of Nettles within a little 200' walk to them. An Uncle told Me if I'd start slow, "just a hand and part of an arm and work up, I'd become resistant to Nettles. I started increasing more skin till I could walk around in them in swim trunks and have on important ill effects. I have been resistant to Nettles since, I'm 65. True "not recommended" Story.

dudes (author)2013-10-12

Thank you so much! I get nettles a lot.

SHSlvl2 (author)2013-10-10

Sword fern works well too. All you need to do it get some and rub it on

Lei_Kei (author)2013-10-10

Ouch, I hate that getting stung by nettles. Thanks for teaching me how to releave it

Ranie-K (author)2013-10-09

Are these all your own images? Some of them are used on other websites. Please use only your own images.

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