The stinging hairs of the nettle contain 5-hydroxy tryptamine(5HT) and other inflammatory substances. When the skin comes in contact with these hairs, local redness, swelling, burning, and itching is often set up.
Treatment Plan for Nettle Sting
This remedy–Echinacea for Nettle sting–is drawn from the following sources:
Moore, M; Herbal Repertory in Clinical Practice; Santa Fe: The Institute of Traditional Medicine; 1982
Harper-Shove, Lt-Col F; Prescriber and Clinical Repertory; Rustington: Health Science Press; 1952
Herbal anti-inflammatories for external application is often effective at reducing the pain and burning.
Herbal Remedies for Nettle Sting
Related Nettle Sting conditions
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