Stupidly got stung by my own nettles. I tried cellotape to pull the stings out, vinegar, baking soda, soap, anti-histamine cream, pee pee and calamine lotion - none of which really worked. Need to let some docks grow and plant some Aloe.

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Comment by Dian & Dennis Patterson on April 11, 2013 at 5:23pm

Nettles are a wonderfully useful plant, highly nutritious. Higher in protein than any other plant. As they can be invasive, we grow ours in a plastic drum. Plan to make nettle beer, next spring growth. We allways include it in our kimchee, etc.

Cheers,

Dian & Dennis

Comment by Suburban Micro Food Forest on March 26, 2013 at 8:33pm

Have you tried this? Im terrified of them now!

Comment by ursula mac on March 22, 2013 at 12:28pm

Use the leaves themselves as an antidote. Crush them up to get juice and put this on the stinging areas.

And yes...use gloves to pick the leaves...;-)

Aloe is always useful to grow, and you can eat dock in small quantities but I never found it to work on nettle stings.

Comment by Kali on March 21, 2013 at 11:54pm

lol

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