Plantain Leaves For Insect Bites
Plantains are the starchy sibling of the well-known banana. While the fruit itself has a lot of benefits themselves, their leaves are incredibly helpful for insect bites. The anti-inflammatory properties found in them help relieve the itchiness, swelling, and redness commonly associated with bug bites. When applied to the skin, plantain leaves can provide a cooling sensation that can help soothe the irritation to your skin.
To use plantain leaves for bug bites, you can crush fresh leaves to release their juices and apply the juice directly to the affected area. Alternatively, you can apply a poultice made from dried or fresh leaves to the bite. To make a poultice, crush fresh plantain leaves or grind dried leaves into a powder and mix them with a small amount of water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the bite and cover it with a clean bandage or cloth.