I have used tabacco poultices for over 30 years for insect stings.

by LK Grajek
(Brooklyn, Michigan)

Bee and wasp stings can be treated with a little dab of wet tobacco held on by a bandaid. Depending on the time of day, we would just leave it on overnight.

It draws the poison out and you can hardly tell that you have been stung!

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absolutely true
by: Anonymous

Last summer I found a red wasp had stung my hand, you sure know when that happens! Burn burn burn. Had a similar sting couple weeks prior and it hurt for days, so this time I was willing to try something different. My step daughter told me about tobacco as a poultice, so I wet some old pipe tobacco and taped it on. An hour later all pain was gone, and next morning I couldn't find any evidence of ever being stung.

Natives tell me their ancestors used tobacco for many things but never as we do by inhaling it. We miss good medicine by misusing or ignoring nature.

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