Be careful on garden cleanup!

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:44:13 PDT
Interesting thing about nettle, it is used as feed for buffalo in mountain area of India they are effected by it while cows can not eat it. We used mud plaster to remove the effects of nettle.

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> On Mar 17, 2020, at 10:05 PM, wrote:
> ´╗┐Plantain was mentioned just last week at an herb talk I attended.  Often,
> it is chewed and then applied to the stinging nettle hit or other bite/sting.
> Val
> Sonora, CA
>> On Mar 16, 2020, at 8:59 PM, Cody H <> wrote:
>> I wonder if it was plantain. I use plantain on bee stings for an almost
>> instant reduction in swelling and pain to nearly nothing, works better than
>> any other remedy I've ever tried. Never tried it on nettle stings though.
>>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 8:49 PM Randall P. Linke <>
>>> wrote:
>>> My memorable experience with nettles was when I was 12 years old, visiting
>>> friends of my parents in Scotland.  I was playing street tennis with a
>>> daughter of their friends when I missed the ball.  I went to fetch it and
>>> plunged my hand into a patch of nettles.  I have no idea what it was, but
>>> the girl I was playing with ran over, grabbed a bunch of leaves from some
>>> plant and rubbed it on my hand and the irritation was almost immediately
>>> abated.  I've always wondered what this obviously common folk remedy was.
>>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 3:30 PM Jane McGary <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> When I lived in the Cascade foothills, my place had every kind of
>>>> wildlife from elk to newts (even the mountain beaver). The most exciting
>>>> (?) episode in the garden itself happened while I was showing a visiting
>>>> couple the rock garden, accompanied by one of my female Malamutes.
>>>> Suddenly the dog pounced on a big rock, shoved it aside, and dug
>>>> quickly. She had found a nest of baby rabbits. She ate them right in
>>>> front of my visitors. Fortunately they were outdoors people -- the man
>>>> was an ichthyologist -- and were not horrified by nature red in tooth
>>>> and claw.
>>>> Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA
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