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    Default Jewelweed: Free Poison Ivy Relief



    One fairly easy FREE remedy for poison ivy is Jewelweed.



    Jewelweed is easy to spot, as it usually grows nearby poison ivy. Simply

    make a poultice with the crushed leaves & stem and apply, or you can make an

    easy ointment and apply it for longer lasting relief.



    To make an ointment simmer (on very low) 2 cups of chopped jewelweed in a

    small amount 1/4-1/3 c. of light oil (such as almond or vegetable oil). I don't

    recommend Olive oil for 2 reasons. First, it burns too quickly and second the

    scent is overpowering. Carefully strain the herb, add a teaspoon or so of grated

    beeswax, stir until melted. Remove from the heat. For a preservative, pop a

    vitamin E capsule with a needle and carefully extract the contents into your

    ointment, stir well. Pour into sterilized jar. Keeps in the fridge for Months

    (well, technically.. it doesnt keep that long because you can use it for

    everything from Beestings to mosquito bites to diaper rash.) If you fail to

    strain the herb well, your ointment WILL Mold.



    Medicinally Jewelweed contains two methoxy-1, four napthoquinine (which is

    an anti-inflammatory & Fungicide which happens to be the active ingredient in

    Preparation H!)



    The fresh plant will last up to a week in the refrigerator. (Another side

    note.. if you KNOW that you've been exposed to Poison Ivy or Oak, crush

    jewelweed and rub vigorously over the exposed area to prevent the rash.)



    ~Liss

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    Default Jewelweed: Free Poison Ivy Relief

    One fairly easy FREE remedy for poison ivy is Jewelweed.

    Jewelweed is easy to spot, as it usually grows nearby poison ivy. Simply
    make a poultice with the crushed leaves & stem and apply, or you can make an
    easy ointment and apply it for longer lasting relief.

    To make an ointment simmer (on very low) 2 cups of chopped jewelweed in a
    small amount 1/4-1/3 c. of light oil (such as almond or vegetable oil). I don't
    recommend Olive oil for 2 reasons. First, it burns too quickly and second the
    scent is overpowering. Carefully strain the herb, add a teaspoon or so of grated
    beeswax, stir until melted. Remove from the heat. For a preservative, pop a
    vitamin E capsule with a needle and carefully extract the contents into your
    ointment, stir well. Pour into sterilized jar. Keeps in the fridge for Months
    (well, technically.. it doesnt keep that long because you can use it for
    everything from Beestings to mosquito bites to diaper rash.) If you fail to
    strain the herb well, your ointment WILL Mold.

    Medicinally Jewelweed contains two methoxy-1, four napthoquinine (which is
    an anti-inflammatory & Fungicide which happens to be the active ingredient in
    Preparation H!)

    The fresh plant will last up to a week in the refrigerator. (Another side
    note.. if you KNOW that you've been exposed to Poison Ivy or Oak, crush
    jewelweed and rub vigorously over the exposed area to prevent the rash.)

    ~Liss

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    Default Re: Jewelweed: Free Poison Ivy Relief

    Vitamin E is not a preservative. It is an antioxidant. This means that when it is added to oils, it will HELP to prolong the shelf life of an oil otherwise exposed to oxygen and thus, oxidation. Preservatives are used when you add water to a product to help prevent bacteria and mold, whereas antioxidants are used to prevent rancidity in oils.

 

 

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