1. Plantain! You can find it in most any yard in our area. I recently got bitten by a Brown Recluse. My leg had a raised swollen place on it, that itched and burned. My father told me to chew some plantain leaves and make a poultice out of the crushed leaves to apply to the area. Within hours the poison was drawn out, and the swelling went down. While I had some discomfort during healing, I did not exhibit any of the flesh loss or infection/open wound often associated with these bites.

  2. I find a poultice made of mugwort to be helpful for pain from bruises and for clearing lungs. After about an hour the color of deep bruises are lightened and toxins drawn out. Mugwort is also great for de-worming farm animals.

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