When beekeepers got stung by a bee many years ago, they would grab a plantain leaf, chew it up and spit it on the sting. It still works today but we have made it a bit more pleasant. We use dried powdered plantain and put it into a nourishing salve made from our organic beeswax and moisturizing sunflower oil. It works wonders on any sting or bite or itch. It works well for poison ivy too. Keep some in your medicine cabinet.