The stings I did nothing to burned for more than two days, especially when I put my hands in water. Of course, I also happened to drop the most potent of nettle of all on my hand.the best thing is don't scratch it cause the stinging will go away in about 5 to 10 minutes but if you scratch it it will sting for an hour or more
While the nettle is growing here now, the rest are not.Everyone reacts differently to nettles. My mother swells up like a balloon and itches for days. I can gather them for hours and end up with just a slight, not unpleasant tingling sensation. My son doesn't react to them at all.
Plantain is usually easy to find, mullien leaves bruised slightly and rubbed on the sight usually work, then there's the all time best natural cure, jewelweed, but that can be hard to find if you're not near water.
These do work. As with most annoying plants the cure is typically not too far away from the offending plant. These large leaf plants, a.k.a. 'elephant leaves' can take the sting, swelling, and itching if applied quickly. Remember to apply with the flow of the hair on the skin.These are supposed to work, give it a try, pretty certain you will have them in your part of the world.Crush the leaf and apply directly to site of irritation.