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.
Poison Ivy Wash
For the third time in less than 7 days I have managed to bump into poison ivy. My go to has been a commercial Ivy Wash from Technu that contains chemicals I cannot pronounce. I know soap and water works but I carry the wash with me when I am out and about so that I can get the oils off fast. Is there an herbal wash that is…
Any idea what sweet fern is?
This lady sells an itch salve, supposedly better than jewelweed after a rash has taken hold. She mentions sweet fern a lot. Does anyone know anything about the plant?
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…
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…
Natural remedies for Poison Ivy
As we are getting into the warmer weather I am outdoors constantly. I always seem to somehow inadvertently run into and get a bout of poison ivy. I would love to hear what your favorite tried and true methods are for treating poison ivy?