May 17

Herbs for Bug Bites and Bee Stings

Herbs for Bug Bites and Bee Stings | Podcast |

Podcast: Herbal Remedies for Bites and Stings

To listen to this episode of Herbal Prepper Live, click here for my podcast host page at Prepper Broadcasting.

What Is the Purpose of Ticks?

Or horseflies, or mosquitos? I don’t know, but they irk me.

While I love being outdoors, I’m no fan of bites or stings. At best, they are annoying. At worst, they can be life threatening. Unfortunately, bites and stings are going to happen as the warm weather calls us outside into our gardens, backyards, and camping/hiking trips.

A bug bite or a bee sting can mean anything from a minor annoyance to a life-threatening emergency. Some people are allergic to the venom in bee and/or wasp stings. Certain bites carry bacteria, some carry venom, and still others carry viruses. These include (but are not limited to): Lyme, Powassan, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, and the latest to come to the US, chikungunya.

Most of the symptoms of these illnesses are similar- fever, joint pain, flu like symptoms. Some, such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus run the risk of permanent neurological damage or even death. Post disaster, it may be impossible to tell one type of infection from another without access to a lab to run tests without being very familiar with their differences.

Herbal How-To:

This episode of Herbal Prepper Live covers all sorts of bites and stings, and the illnesses they can cause. Plus, I discuss botanical and natural remedies for stings and bites common at this time of year. Learn how to:

  • Take the itch out of mosquito bites.
  • Draw out the venom from a bee sting or spider bite.
  • Make a child-safe bug spray that will repel ticks. (I have two formulas to share.)


  • What is this new Powassan virus all about? How widespread is it?
  • The role of rodents in spreading both tick-borne and mosquito-borne viruses.
  • What is this activated charcoal stuff?

Recipes will include herbal salves, sprays, and poultices for dealing with pests naturally.  Be sure to tune in and learn how to make natural, first aid formulas for some of the most common injuries this time of year- bug bites and serious stings.


Activated Charcoal, Bee Stings, bentonite clay, bug bites, Herbal Bug Spray, herbal remedies, Lyme, Plantain

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