Mosquito Bites Treatment from the Farmers Market
Today, we are focusing on how we can use herbs to reduce itching due to mosquito bites. Just like us, mosquito love summer, especially warm summer evenings when they come out in force! Did you know that parsley (persil), an herb widely utilized in the French diet can help sooth insect bites? Indeed, with its anti-inflammatory virtues, fresh parsley offers a mosquito bites treatment that is all natural and that comes in handy all summer long. Check the Art of the Home mosquito bites treatment tip below to stop the itching!
Art of the Home Tip for a Homemade Mosquito Bites Treatment
To sooth mosquito bites and reduce itching:
- Get a few leaves of fresh parsley: flat-leaf parsley (persil plat) or curly-leaf parsley (persil frisé). Mince the parsley and apply on the mosquito bite by rubbing gently on the bite area. If you don’t have time to mince it, you can simply crush the parsley with your fingers. This will also extract the essential oil from the parsley leaves which contributes to the effectiveness of this mosquito bites treatment.
- During the summer, consider filling up a short glass with water and a small bouquet of parsley. Leave it in your kitchen or patio area and it will be ready in case of mosquito bites.
- Parsley on the go: going to a picnic? Bring some parlsey branches with you to decorate your summer salads and for a mosquito bites treatment if needed.