Dock plants

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  • #49112

    Flutterby48
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    Where do people find their dock plants please? Is it just a case of waiting for them to pop up near your nettles or looking for them in the wider great outdoors?

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  • #49138

    Jacqui
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    Yes it’s the juice of the crushed dock leaves that nullifies the sting. So you pick a leaf and screw it up and then rub it on the sting.

    I have often wondered if it would work for other stings, say a wasp or spider bite. Does anyone know?

    #49137

    Weimom
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    Well that is really interesting! Do you ‘squash’ the nettles first before you apply them to where you got zapped?

    Dock plants are a curse, I swear their roots go all the way to China! Maybe you could collect leaves & freeze them? If you do get plants, put them in a pot & don’t let them go to seed!

    Wendy

    #49132

    Flutterby48
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    Thanks Mothchelle, I’ll have a good scoot around you never know! Weimom – yes for the nettle stings, always worked when as a kid we were out in the country and got stung, Mum always used to know where to find them ☺

    #49130

    Jacqui
    Moderator

    Dock works for me. Instant cure!

    Jacqui

    #49127

    Weimom
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    Hi Just curious as to why you want dock plants! I have them in my garden & they are a curse, so hard to get rid of. I’m guessing it is because it is supposed to relieve the sting from nettles? I tried that once after being zapped by Urtica Australis & it didn’t work! I just had to put up with a numb/tingling sensation on my hand for 12 or so hours. Gloves & long sleeves are the best defense!

    Wendy

    #49121

    Mothchelle
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    Dock seeds are usually spread rampantly by the wind and have a habit of just popping up. I would be surprised if they weren’t already lurking in a quiet corner of your garden. They can be sourced in friends gardens, rough roadside, river edge, disused plots or manure from horse farms. I am sure you will find lots locally, but if you don’t, I can post you some down from here (Palmerston North) – I have far more that I will ever need 🙂

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