Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jewel Weed, the Natural Way to Stop the Itch!

Jewel Weed is best known for its skin healing properties. It is the best natural remedy for poison ivy, poison oak and other skin irritants. It can even be used as a preventative for Poison Oak and Poison Ivy irritations. Poultices and salves from Jewel Weed are a folk remedy for bruises, burns, cuts, eczema, insect bites, sores, sprains, warts, and ringworm. It has also been used internally for jaundice and asthma, although popularity in this area is diminishing.

Jewel Weed also called Touch Me Nots or impatiens, is an effective remedy for Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Stinging Nettles and other rash causing plants. Jewel Weed works by counter-reacting with the chemicals in other plants that cause irritation. In clinical studies, Jewel Weed has been shown to be every bit as effective as cortisone based creams for treatment of rashes from poisonous plants. Topical application of Jewel Weed liquid herbal extract not only cures the discomfort of these types of poisoning, it also prevents the reaction if you rub it on your skin before venturing into the plants habitat. You may also use it rub on the handles of tools that have been or will be used in areas where poisonous plants grow.

Jewel Weed can also be used to treat sprains, burns, cuts, eczema, insect bites, hemorrhoids, warts and corns as well. A study showed Jewel Weed to have potent anti-fungal properties and is useful as a treatment for athlete's foot, ringworm and dandruff.

Not for consumption though, Jewel Weed has a foul taste and is a diuretic which could be dangerous for some people. The plant is safest and most effective only when used as an external wash, in a poultice or salve.

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