Insect Bites Get Relief at Home

Todays topic is one that is close to my own heart. There is nothing worse than insect bites. They are itchy, burning and really annoying. What Herbal options are there to help?

Tea tree oil for insect bites

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil for Insect Bites

One of the most amazing items to have in your natural pharmacy is Tea tree oil. Actions include

  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibiotic
  • Anti Viral
  • Anti-microbial
  • Antifungal

Not only can tea tree oil get rid of toenail fungus, it can also reduce the burning and inflammation of insect bites. Tea tree oil can be easily obtained in most places. It is also available at Amazon.ca Nature’s Bounty Tea Tree Oil 60ml 2 ounce

Insect bites are soothed by coconut oil

Coconuts for coconut oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is amazing. Spread it on toast, moisturize skin, remove age spots and more. Using coconut oil on an insect bite takes away inflammation and burning itch immediately. It is

  • Anti-viral
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-fungal

For more information about coconut oil see my blog here

Astringent properties of Witch Hazel calm insect bite pain

Hamamelas virginiana or Witch Hazel

 

Witch Hazel

OK I admit it. Every time I say the name I giggle and think of an old cartoon witch. Witch hazel may sound funny but it’s an amazing healer. It reduces varicose veins, can be used as a facial toner and soothes insect bites. It will draw out the poison and reduce the inflammation. More information on witch hazel can be found on my blog.

Chickweed

Our budgie loved this stuff. I have used chickweed as a bath to calm eczema. Along with it’s cooling effects are

  • Astringent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Nutritional
  • Tones smooth muscle

Chickweed grows literally like a weed. Every one of my herb pots has self planted chickweed. It grows in grass and in flower beds. Next time you are pulling chickweed from your garden, you may want to use some in a salad soup or sandwich. It has a high vitamin C content and is nutrient dense. For more info check out my blogs on chickweed. Here is a link to one of them.

THIS BLOG IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE ADVICE OF A DOCTOR

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360273/