Fresh plantain leaves, chewed and applied to bug bites, such as bee stings and mosquito bites, effectively reduce swelling, itching and pain. Wrap and tie a cloth over the poultice to keep it in place. See Botanicals section in Ingredients chapter for more information on plantain.
Plantain Leaf Poultice Homemade Photo Gallery
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