I noticed that we didn't appear to have a post for people to be able to identify jewelweed. I had someone ask me, just today, about just this subject. This site gives an excellent summary along with good pictures pointing out what to look for.
Do you have a method of making an anti-itch ointment or lotion using jewel weed flowers
I have an abundance of jewel weed here and I frequently use the flowers for bug bites, poison ive, etc. I am looking for an ointment, lotion, or what-have-you recipe. Thanks!
Yes, today is a day of discovery. I have often wondered what jewelweed was. I saw it today (but no poison ivy right in that spot, lol). I hope to go back & make a salve with what I harvest. Does anyone else have experience using it or making a salve to use? Any tips? I hear fresh is best with this plant.
Jewelweed juice extraction
I have found jewelweed to be a very effective remedy for poison ivy. I found some articles about extracting the juice but they all involved a lot of heat, and I worry that this will reduce the effectiveness. I gathered a bunch of the plant and put it into an electric juicer, which worked well at extracting the juice. But…
A child with asthma & eczema
@torey I have a young relative, 6 yrs old, that struggles with these two things. For the eczema, I suggested an infused oil/salve of chickweed, plantain, comfrey & horsetail (and possibly jewelweed) for topical use. I know that you suggested Oregon grape root in the past for liver function. What form would this be in & (if…
Warding off poison ivy
My husband is a whitewater rafter. He goes out year round into wild places and often comes into contact with poison ivy. It used to be a real problem for him until someone told us about Fels-naptha soap. It's a laundry soap that comes in a yellow bar. I wouldn't recommend using it all the time, however since he started…
topical jewelweed and plantain tincture (?) for poison ivy
Does anyone have the recipe for this from the old Bulk Herb Store website? I think it was just jewelweed, plantain and alcohol. The new owners of the Bulk Herb Store don't seem to have any of the old recipes up. I looked online but couldn't find quite was I was looking for. We mainly used this prophlylactically when we…