Ailment: Mosquito bite
Remedy: Coriander (Cilantro)
Coriander chelates heavy metals such as mercury & lead. It also has many traditional healing properties. It is essential in Tai and many Asian cuisines.
Comment posted by Sam of Perth , WA, Australia on 8 October 2016 at 2:49 4304
I crushed a leaf, scrubbed the affected area, and applied the coriander. My itching and swelling subsided in 5 minutes. Side note: fresh from the plant is more effective than a store-bought or pre-harvested sprig.
Comment posted by Sylvan of St Kilda, Victoria, Australia on 14 January 2014 at 8:6 1702
I was massacred by a mosquito in some delicate areas and just wanted to peel my skin off from the aftermath. This worked instantly! No need for chemicals, just crushed some coriander in a mortar and pestle and rubbed the paste onto it.
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 21 April 2010 at 14:30 72
A little fresh coriander juice relieves itching and inflammation. Pound a few sprigs in a mortar, mix with a few drops of water and squeeze out the juice through a cloth. Another approach is to put the mashed coriander on the bite. Hold it there with a little tape or a bandage if necessary.