The many uses of tobacco. Kicken Chicken to the rescue.

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by SthrnMan, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. SthrnMan

    SthrnMan Member

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    For the first time in 37 years, my wife got stung by a wasp. She stepped on it and took a stinger to the arch of her foot. After much cursing she remembered tobacco helps with stings. So out of love for my wife I sacrificed a bowl of KC, soaked it in water and put it on her foot.
    Anyone else use tobacco for something other than smoking?
     
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  2. Summit

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    Can't say that I have. I have never heard about tobacco for bee stings. Is the pain relief fast?
     
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    One time, my canoe got a hole while out on the lake...
     
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    Yep, chewin'.
     
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    My grand father's snuff was made into a paste and daubed onto wasp and bee stings. I don't know if it actually helped or not but my grand parents swore by it to "draw out the poison".
     
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    I'd never heard this before, you learn something every day!

    My dad was once stung by a wasp on the back of his throat, after it landed on his jam sandwich without him noticing. He was a game keeper at the time, so he ran to a neerby fellow keepers house and grabbed an onion, took a few chomps and sure enough the swelling gradually subsided. It may well have saved his life!

    Moral of the story, Its always handy to have a knowledge of home remedies. Cheers SthrnMan!
     
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    It draws the poison out. The pain doesn't totally go away, but it helps a lot.
     
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    It had no noticeable effect on the pain at the time of the sting but the big super itchy swellings I got from bee stings weren't as bad and seemed to go away quicker. Only itch like hell for one night instead of two or three. I haven't had a bee or wasp sting as an adult because of where I live. Those things were nastier in Alabama than around here. Well, the wasps are meaner there. My only bee stings came from stepping on the buggers. As a kid it pleased me to learn that bees die from stinging you. It seemed morally correct, at the time. :)
    In Alabama in the fifties boys often didn't wear shoes in the summer, except to church, until they were ten to twelve yrs.
     
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    I had a guy tell me he used Copenhagen to get rid of a stye. He would also feed a little to his dog to get rid of worms.
     
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    Maybe it's JUST me.... but my immediate question is: did you then snork her foot?:beyes::D
     
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    I was actually just told today that tobacco is a good wormer for horses as well.
     
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