Information on Nettle Sting

DescriptionThe 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 PlanThis 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

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Calendulaanti-inflammatorysalve, oil, cream
St. John's Wortanti-inflammatoryoil
Chamomile, Germananti-inflammatorysalve, oil, cream