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What herbal remedy works best for ant bites?

  1. Golfgal profile image82
    Golfgalposted 7 years ago

    What herbal remedy works best for ant bites?

    red ant bites itch like crazy, other than taking benadryl for days, what else can be done as a natural antihistamine?

  2. lotuslove19 profile image67
    lotuslove19posted 7 years ago

    You can apply the paste made of baking soda and water and apply alum to reduce the redness and itching eve.rubbing camphor in coconut oil also gives a cooling effect. that the remedy which is traditionally uses in India.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    Calamine lotion works for me.  Or you could . . .not play in ant mounds.  Uncle mounds are even less friendly at times. . . .uh huh.

  4. Corin profile image57
    Corinposted 7 years ago

    Apply asap a drop of lavender essential oil on each red ant bite: it helps to relieve the itching.

  5. aslanlight profile image73
    aslanlightposted 7 years ago

    Garlic has powerful antihistamine properties. I haven't tried it for ant bites but it could work.

  6. Corrie Lamprecht profile image75
    Corrie Lamprechtposted 6 years ago

    Melaleuca alternifolia also better known as Tea-Tree or Ti-Tree; from Australian outback and available in most natural stores worldwide.  Try something like Body Shop.

    Not only for ant bites; but for all sorts of insects, skin problems and many other issues.

    VERY effective and VERY safe,.

  7. redhera profile image38
    redheraposted 6 years ago

    Placing a wet tea bag on the area of pain helps sooth the problem area. Tea bags contain tannic acid that help neutralize the formic acid produced by ants.

 
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