Dock leaves don't do anything

When you use one on a nettle sting. Does fuck all, it’s placebo.

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I know this, but only found out in the last few months

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  • That’s a lie and barleysugar should issue an apology

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good emergency toilet paper for the experienced bushman or bushwoman

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Since the placebo effect is arguably as important as an actual remedy when it comes to pain relief I’d say the fact that dock leaves don’t contain nettle-sting abating properties is immaterial if you believe using them helps.

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Isn’t the burdock bit of Dandelion and Burdock from the dock plant?

More like dick leaves

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^ fell into a pit of nettles in the last few months

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It does help though doesn’t it. Even if there’s no specific chemical affect, a nice soothing dock leaf makes it feel better, and that’s what counts.

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I reckon its partly a placebo but mostly a way of occupying kids attention and making them feel resourceful and capable. It wouldn’t be quite the same with commerical dock leaves you carry around in case they’re needed.

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Yeah makes your life feel like you’re playing an RPG

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  • I will be passing the myth on to the next generation
  • The lies stop here

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Is this actually widely accepted?

Not for acute pain but for children with minor pains, 100‰ yes.

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Yeah I think it’s about making kids feel brave and resilient and able to look after themselves. That will make it sting less imo as well as a belief that they’ve been given an effective antidote.

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Request to shut down this anti-dock leaf thread pls.

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Are there studies finding this?

Dock leaves is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me

Says on Wikipedia that:

In George Eliot’s Adam Bede , set in the early 19th century, broad dock leaves were used to wrap farmhouse butter

And this is exactly the sort of cute and wanky pretend I’m living in an isolated cottage with only leaves for company sort of behaviour i see myself getting well into tbh.

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