Natural Remedies for a Brown Recluse Spider Bite

Posted by Ellen C. (United States) on 04/12/2020
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Approximately eight hours after being bitten, I learned it was a brown recluse bite. I started using Cayenne Pepper poultices and had an immediate reduction in pain, and redness and swelling. I have been replacing the poultice 2x a day for about 3 weeks. It looks almost fully healed.

I've now started applying poultice once a day and adding lavender oil to help heal the area and the reaction my skin has had to the bandaids I've used to keep the poultice in place.

Pinon Pitch
Posted by Flower's Mom (Pueblo of Acoma, NM) on 07/31/2019
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Pinon Pitch

For brown recluse spider bites, we have had success using pinon pitch applied directly to the site as well. Cover lightly with a bandage so the sticky sap does not get all over everything. It will draw the venom and toxins out and then you can continue with the other items you mention until it is fully healed.

Goldenseal Poultices
Posted by Adele B. (Salt Lake City) on 07/29/2019
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The bite of the brown recluse became purple in a short time. I had no idea what it was until about 12 hours later when a friend told me there were fang marks and little pustules.

I immediately put a GOLDENSEAL poultice on the area which was my cheek on the right side of my face. After that dried possibly 2 hours later I washed that off and made a poultice of salt with jojoba oil.

Added clay poultices, but now am doing mostly ACTIVATED CHARCOAL, GOLDENSEAL AND IN BETWEEN CBD OIL TO CALM THE HEAT AND FEED NUTRIENTS TO THE SKIN FOR HEALING, BUT THEN GOLDENSEAL DOES THIS ALSO. It continues to be hot and red is spreading after 9 days.

The bite site has gone from a golf ball size to a large pea. There is a tiny seepage pin holes from the bite area, but no breakage of the skin. My friends tell me it looks good and not to worry. I've been doing the poultices 24/7 and will continue until the red and bite site are completely gone. I never had any physical problems. Not even chills, but then I'm in good shape, my immune system is really strong, I'm not eating any sugar, white flour or fast food. Lots of fruit and veggies. No dairy or meat. I drink organic Ashwagandha and green tea.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Marnie (Madera, Ca) on 02/09/2018

James, thanks for sharing this effective and simple remedy. I shall always keep some tea tree oil in my first aid kit.

How did your friends know the bite was from a brown recluse spider? Did the bites occur in Idaho? Just wondering because I'm going to be moving to Nampa :)

Suction Cup Method, Multiple Remedies
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/07/2015


Re your cousin's Brown Recluse bite on top of heat...

BRO....YOU THE MAN!!!!!!

Really, you might have saved her life. The suction idea was brilliant. The use of Epsom salts was also brilliant. It is that kind of self help that just doesn't say; let the doctors do it...that can mean the difference in life or death.

Well done Doctor Johnny.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charles (Austin Tx) on 08/26/2021

what rife frequencies were you using?? I have a rife machine.

Posted by Nosakhere (Chicago, IL) on 10/19/2008
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I really hate getting sick which goes without saying. However my agonizing desire to beat the bite fueled me to seek out advice for a spider bite.One night when I was sleeping a nocturnal hunting brown recluse spider must have decided to crawl under my neck for warmth. In that moment I was sleeping on the floor mattress to escape the snoring from a dear friend of mine. Anyway I must have rolled over & crushed it unknowingly in my sleep and caused the little fellow to release a nasty amount of venom with his bite. I felt very itchy and felt what only seemed like a pin prick the very next morning in the back of my neck. After placing black soap on the skin, (not the commercial kind but the real kind) this usually comes in plastic or a ball of thick paste to stop the itchy break outs on my arm. The slight rashes on my arm went away with the soap. However I noticed that the bite on my neck was in fact more affected as the source. I began poking at them to release the fluid & swelling. This was very painful, So I took an alieve gelcap prior to this procedure as it would slightly ease the process. However I wanted to find natural ways to make it go away. I am a musician & voice over artist/T.V. host. I'm no doctor, but I appreciate the gifts of nature for cooking & all it's healing properties as well. So I found this website. (Earth Clinic). After reading some of the articles, I began trying the garlic clove taped directly to the back of my neck. There was a strong tingle that gave me much satisfaction knowing that it was working to cure the problem. I later tried the baking soda and it reduced the swelling greatly & the puss from the damaged tissue began to run out from the lava lesion caused by the bite. I had to repeat these once or twice a day often throwing in a peroxide rinse occasionally while squeezing out the remaining puss. Right before my eyes I could see the wound quickly healing. My glands had become swollen from the bite & about 2 or 3 days later they returned to normal as well. I threw back a couple of doses of a prescription antibiotic just for good measure. And all I had left was a scab which I applied Hibiclens which was terrific causing rapid skin reformation.

All that was left was to exfoliate the damaged skin with black soap & a gentle scrubber and then apply coca butter after drying. These natural cures are wonderful. God really knew what He was doing when He placed them here for us. If it had not been for these cures. This accident would have gotten much worse & would have been dragged out to at least 8 to 10 weeks instead of the 2 weeks I endured.

My thanks goes out to Earth Clinic (folk remedies) for this wonderful & valuable information.

the Artist "Nosakhere" (Papa Soul)

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