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Are Nettle Stings Caused by Acid or Alkali?

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Nettle is a species of flowering plants in which several species have stinging hairs on the leaves and stems. The stings are caused by an acid that can be neutralized using a paste made of baking soda and water. You are required to apply the mixture on the affected area as soon as you get stung.
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Formic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nettle.
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Formic acid is present in stinging nettles and has a pH of 2-3 which is slightly a stronger acid than vinegar (pH of 3). The burn shouldn't last long. I myself have found my self
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The stinging nettle contains histamine and formic acid,
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