Comfrey (scientific name: Symphytum officianle) is a beautiful perennial herb with turnip-like, black roots. The leaves are hairy, large, and broad, which bear tiny bell-shaped, cream, white, pink or purple flowers. It originates from Europe and usually grows in wet, grassy locations. You can see them widespread on the ditches and riverbanks of the British Isles. Both herbalists and organic gardeners grow comfrey for its versatility and usefulness. To treat your mosquito bite, using comfrey, follow the steps given below:
- Step 1: Crush dried or fresh comfrey leaves or roots with few drops of water.
- Step 2: Apply the paste on your sting or bite.
- Step 3: Steep one teaspoon of this herb in a cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes.
- Step 4: Strain the liquid and use it as a warm compress on the wound.
How Does The Remedy Work?
Comfrey is rich in a compound named allantoin, which acts as a natural antiseptic and speeds the wound healing process. The compound also assists in replacing the body cells. Besides treating mosquito bites, Comfrey can also be used for ailments like bronchial problems, sprains, broken bones, gastric ulcers, varicose ulcers, arthritis, acne, severe burns, and skin problems.
Comfrey Is Not Good, If:
- You are consuming it. It is highly toxic. It is meant only for external application.
- You are applying on serious, open wounds. Huge amounts of chemicals in comfrey might damage your liver.
- You have liver problems. Using comfrey may worsen it.
1. European Goldenrod
European Goldenrod (scientific name: Solidago virgaurea) is also one of the best home remedies for mosquito bites. It is diuretic in nature. Thus, it is commonly used for stopping muscle spasms and increasing the urine flow. Some even use this herb as an “irrigation therapy.” It is a process where goldenrod is consumed with plenty of fluids for increasing the flow of urine to cure lower urinary tract problems and other inflammatory diseases. Goldenrod can be used for rinsing your mouth. Also, to treat throat and mouth inflammations. It can also be used directly on the wound to heal it faster. For wounds like mosquito bites, follow the steps given below:
- Step 1: Crush some fresh leaves of European Goldenrod with few drops of water.
- Step 2: Apply the paste on your wound.
- Step 3: Do this for a few days until your wound heals.
How Does The Remedy Work?
Goldenrod has anti-swelling properties to help in reducing pain as well as inflammation. When the leaves are crushed, its astringent properties treats mosquito bites naturally.
European Goldenrod Is Not Good, If:
- You are allergic to ragweed and associated plants. It might cause allergic reactions.
- You are suffering from fluid retention (edema).
- You are using it for your Urinary Tract Infections.