Taking the sting out of it!


Amongst the most abundant of wild plants observed along the edges of the brook are nettles (see above left-hand photo) Extremely unpleasant if you touch a nettle-the fine hairs on the surface of the plant cause a most painful and irritating rash to the skin if touched (as you all know too well!).

An age-old remedy seems to take the sting out of the nettle-rash-seemingly growing close by to the nettle colony is a plant referred to as a _Dock_. Take one of these broad _Dock Leaves_ (see the right-hand photo above), and rub it over the affected area of your skin which originally came into contact with the nettle!

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