Mrs. Child on Insect Bites

May 12, 2006 @ 5:11 am | Filed under: Mrs. Child's Wise Advice


A raw onion is an excellent remedy for the STING OF A WASP.

—from The American Frugal Housewife
by Lydia Maria Child


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  1. I’d been told that when we lived in Germany. That’s what the German women do when their children get stung…rub a raw onion, cut in half, along the sting. Apparently it takes the stinger out, as well as alleviating the pain, but I don’t know how it would.

  2. Well, I’ll be adding onions to the market list for tomorrow ~ we seem to have a bit of a wasp issue in our backyard … Thanks for the tip, Lissa!