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Jewelweed??

Posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 23, 2004 at 10:28:34:

Has anyone tried this herbal as either a preventive or treatment for poison ivy, oak, or sumac?? TIA



Re: Jewelweed??

Posted by PhillyLady [1906.913] on July 23, 2004 at 10:54:57:

In Reply to: Jewelweed?? posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 23, 2004 at 10:28:34:

Hi Peterb:

I haven't tried it, but do you have a case of poison ivy?




Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 23, 2004 at 11:14:58:

In Reply to: Jewelweed?? posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 23, 2004 at 10:28:34:

Hi, PeterB.

Jewel weed grows wild EVERYWHERE poison ivy may be growing. If you know you have been exposed, just look around and there it will be. Just crush a handfull of it's leaves and/or flowers and rub them whereever you have touched the poison ivy.

I have no experience with taking jewel weed orally after the exposure has broken ont. At that stage I think Rhus Tox (homeopathic) may be more effective.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 23, 2004 at 11:46:23:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 23, 2004 at 11:14:58:

Thanks Walt, I didn't know this. I'll need to look up the plant to know what it looks like. The jewelweed I found is a spray for topical use. I'll check out the Rhus Tox, as well.



Re: Jewelweed??

Posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 23, 2004 at 11:50:05:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? posted by PhillyLady [1906.913] on July 23, 2004 at 10:54:57:

Not me, Philly, but a relative. I had her use aloe gel and tea tree oil I had on hand which helped but apparently jewelweed works best.

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Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by PhillyLady [1906.913] on July 23, 2004 at 15:36:34:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 23, 2004 at 11:46:23:

Hi Peterb:

Supposedly there is an old belief which claims that wherever a poisonous plant grows, its antidote counterpart can be found growing nearby. So Dr. Stoll's comment regarding jewelweed growing near poison ivy would reinforce that belief:-)



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Posted by June.one [253.4] on July 23, 2004 at 15:51:08:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 23, 2004 at 11:46:23:

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Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by bing [312.10] on July 24, 2004 at 23:57:01:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 23, 2004 at 11:14:58:

Walt, is this also true for poison oak, too?

Poison oak is rampant in my area. Some of the people here are soooo allergic to it that it's like after breathing the air around this plant they start to have itches.



Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 25, 2004 at 07:34:54:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by bing [312.10] on July 24, 2004 at 23:57:01:

I do not know, Bing.

The quickest way to tell would be: once exposed rub the crushed jewel weed on only one part of the exposure and see what happens.

If you do that I would be interested in hearing what happens.

Walt



Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by bing [312.10] on July 25, 2004 at 11:00:10:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 25, 2004 at 07:34:54:

Walt, I looked around the poison oaks but didn't see any jewelweed. I'll look some more and let you know.



think it is that real pretty orange flower. .

Posted by Sedona [1884.81] on July 26, 2004 at 06:26:32:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 23, 2004 at 11:14:58:

my Grandpa used to give it to me.. for this
years AAAAAGOOOOO...

BEST..

Sedona :)



Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by peterb [17.1249] on July 26, 2004 at 08:06:20:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by PhillyLady [1906.913] on July 23, 2004 at 15:36:34:

Nature is pretty smart if you ask me, Philly.

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Re: Jewelweed?? Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 26, 2004 at 08:06:20:

In Reply to: Re: Jewelweed?? Archive. posted by bing [312.10] on July 25, 2004 at 11:00:10:

Thanks, Bing.

Considering the thoughtfullness of God, placing Jewel Weed in close proximity of poison ivy, perhaps there is another plant growing beside poison oak that will do the same thing for it?

Walt

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Re: think it is that real pretty orange flower. .

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on July 27, 2004 at 07:37:44:

In Reply to: think it is that real pretty orange flower. . posted by Sedona [1884.81] on July 26, 2004 at 06:26:32:

Yep, Sedona!

The leaves seem to have the same effect as the flower.

Walt

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