Onions are a Natural Remedy for Insect Stings

A MOTHER reader shares her natural remedy for insect stings, this vegetable takes the pain out of bee, wasp and bumble bee stings.
By Teresa McSween
October/November 2000
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I always keep an onion in my first aid kit when traveling, camping, etc.
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The best natural remedy for insect stings is a raw onion. 

The best natural remedy for insect stings is to cut an onion in half and apply it right to the sting. After a few moments of slightly sharper stinging, the pain will diminish almost immediately, and the sting will heal in a short while. This home remedy for bee, wasp and bumble bee stings works. I always keep an onion in my first aid kit when traveling, camping, etc.

Teresa McSween 



















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