Swellings, stings and minor bites

Swellings, stings and minor bites

Natural remedies


  • Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

  • Sweet basil ( ocimum basilicum)

  • Holy basil ( ocimum tenuiflorum)

  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)

  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

  • Aloe vera (Aloe vera)

  • Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

  • St.John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

What to do?

Rub essential oil or fresh leaves of lavender around the bite or sting.


Use the leaves from either sweet basil, holy basil, sage or thyme to create a freshly squeezed juice and apply on skin.  


Apply St.john’s wort oil, aloe vera gel or marigold ointment,cream to the affected skin area. Infuse 2 heaped tsp of marigold to 150 ml water to make a marigold lotion. Cool and then apply.



  • April 24, 2020
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