Ouch Stinging Nettle!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mamagardener, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    Well, I was working in the yard not wearing gloves, I don't know why I always wear gloves. Well I was cutting down some flowers and other stuff not thinking about it when Ouch!!! I grabbed me a handful of stinging nettle. Let me tell you the pain does not go away!!! From now on I will be wearing gloves![​IMG]
    Anyone else ever do that or something like it?
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Ice helps. They actually use nettle juice for pain management; some farmers grow it to sell.
  3. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    thanks chicknmania, I did already ice it and it feels better now. I have also used stinging nettle as a tea. When you boil it the sting goes away.
  4. Brick243

    Brick243 Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southeast Oklahoma
    I got some that on my leg a long time ago, before I knew what it was. I was in the western part of Oklahoma, I had never seen any in the area I was from.

    That stuff hurt so bad. I was with my wife and another couple. I had to play it tough. I couldn't believe how much it hurt.
  5. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    never mind... I answered my own question
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Lol. When I was younger, a group of friends and I were playing in the cow pasture. I got nailed with stinging nettle, then went bolting for the house and ended up getting nailed by the electric fence on the way there. It felt like a kick in the guts when the fence got me, but I can tell you, the nettles hurt worse!!!
  7. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    Unfortunately we have it everywhere. When we think we get rid of it, it pops up somewhere else.
  8. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    Quote:Ow that sounds bad, I hate stinging nettle more than I hate poison ivy.

    By the way love your avatar, what a beautiful baby.
  9. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    an old remedy for nettle burn: chew up a bit of plantain leaf and rub it on the burn. Better IMO is to use juice from jewel weed aka touch me not aka wild impatiens. That is also super for poison ivy. Grows in damp fields and woodland edges/openings.
    While playing hide and seek as a little one I jumped out the hayloft and into the nettle patch. owwwwwwwwwww
  10. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    my husband had his first experience with stinging nettles this summer. took the dogs to the river and was coming back through a brushy section and DH started to itch and burn and holy cow!!! i told him what it was and he didn't believe me he was not happy for the next couple hours

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