THE Cure for Nettles




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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Step 1: Step 1

Grab some dock leaves!

They can be found everywhere.

Step 2: Step 2

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

Step 3: Step 3

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

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    6 years ago on Step 3

    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.


    6 years ago

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


    6 years ago on Introduction

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


    6 years ago on Introduction

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