Sedum purpureum known by its more common name "Live Forever" is a hardy plant that can survive in a variety of locations and regenerates quickly, which is how it received its name.
Recently, I was stung by a bee and my husband told me to grind some of the leaves into a paste and place it on the sting. At first I was a little cautious because I didn't have much knowledge or experience working with the plant. However, I did as was suggested and to my surprise the swelling and pain went away rather quickly.
I asked my husband how he knew about this and he said that it was an old remedy that his mother and grandmother used when he was a child. Of course, I went out today and harvested a shoot of the plant off of my father's plant and brought it home. With my own little one starting to run around I thought it would be a good idea to have one on hand just in case she were to suffer a bee sting.
I wanted to share this little bit of information with everyone. I thought it might come in handy in the future.
On a side-note, if you can't gain access to or purchase one of these plants then toothpaste works well on stings too. Personally, I've found that minty toothpastes seem to work the best.
I've added a link below that has information about the plant, its habitat, etc.