4. Fuller’s Earth, Calendula, Comfrey, Chamomile, Plantain, Tea Tree, & Lavender
- Take 1-teaspoon of fuller’s earth.
- Take ½ teaspoon of each: Calendula powder, comfrey powder, chamomile powder, and plantain powder.
- Take 5 drops of each: Lavender and tea tree oil.
- Mix the fuller’s earth and dry herbal powders in a small bowl. Store this separately in a glass jar.
- Whenever you suffer from a spider bite, take 1 teaspoon of the mixed powder and add the essential oils to it to make a smooth paste.
- Apply on the infected skin part and leave until it dries.
- Repeat the remedy thrice a day to get rid of spider bites naturally.
How Does This Work?
Fuller’s Earth: This is organic clay, which is mined from earth’s crust. It has all the essential minerals to keep the skin healthy. Hence, when applied topically on the skin, it works wonders. The minerals present in fuller’s earth are quartz, calcite, iron, dolomite, and silica.
Calendula: This herb is well known for its moisturizing, rejuvenating, and soothing properties. The two essential compounds named rutin and narcissi assist in regenerating an antioxidant called glutathione, which impedes further skin damage and replaces new skin cells. Besides these health facts, calendula helps the skin to employ an amino acid called hydroxyproline, which is there in the connective tissues where the new skin develops. It accelerates faster wound healing.
Comfrey: When it comes to skin treatments, comfrey is something that has been extensively used. The origin of this herb dates back to 2000 years when ancients used them as a first aid for healing severe skin wounds and infections. In some cultures, the herb is ingested for treating internal health problems like ulcers and arthritis; however, herbalists today do not recommend consuming comfrey.
The reason comfrey is highly useful in getting rid of spider bites is due to the presence of a compound called allantoin (same as that of plantains). It accelerates curing and helps the wound to close faster. Apart from this, the herb also minimizes scarring and infection.
Chamomile: The use of chamomile leaves has been practiced since prehistoric times. The healing properties of this plant are due to the presence of volatile oils (bisabolol oxide: A & B, bisabolol, matricin) and flavonoids (apigenin). They help in healing wounds and burns at a faster pace.
Plantain: This has been already explained at Remedy #5, please refer there.
Tea Tree: Scientifically called Melaleuca alternifolia, the tea tree plant grows extensively in Australia. The oil from this amazing plant has been claimed to heal many skin problems. It helps in soothing skin inflammation and itchy skin. The reason it is one of the best home remedies for spider bites is an organic compound called terpinen. Also, the terpinen-4-ol compounds in them are reported to exhibit antimicrobial properties.
Lavender: This herbal plant belongs to the family mint and exhibits antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, and antihistamine effects. Apart from this, the two active compounds that heal the wound is linalyl acetate & linalool.
The Remedy Is Not Good, If:
- Your spider bite is poisonous. Instead, meet it with a doctor.
- You are applying the essential oils directly on the skin without mixing it with the powder.
- You are allergic to any of these ingredients. Skip the particular ingredient in the remedy.
- The bitten part is severe. See a doctor instead.