Jewelweed Tincture Recipe


Carrie MillerSo, you've found yourself in an itchy situation? Well, let's see if we can help ease that itch. Rather than waiting 'till you need it, it is better to have this made ahead of time, since it takes a bit of time to concoct.

jewelweed tincture
Picture By Carrie Miller

What is Jewelweed?

Jewelweed (Impatiens Capensis) is also known as "Touch-Me-Not." It's a member of the Impatiens family. Jewelweed tends to grow in the shade alongside its nemesis poison ivy (Ironic, isn't it?). It easily grows in moist damp areas, like along creek beds.

jewelweed tincture
Photo By Carrie Miller

Why use Jewelweed?

Jewelweed is great for combating poison ivy, oak, sumac, and even bug bites! It helps to clear up rashes, speeds the drying time of blisters, and soothes the itchy rash that follows.

How to use jewelweed?

Making a great tincture from jewelweed and witch hazel is a sure-fire way to help relieve the itch and discomfort. Fresh jewelweed is best to use but dried or frozen will work as well. It just may not be as strong. Other great ideas include: Infusing a carrier oil and adding it to homemade soap or salve. But for this article we are going to make a simple tincture to help fight the itch.

7/16/2018 3:55:09 PM

Hi Dave, Glad you enjoyed! You are one of the lucky who is sparred by the poison ivy reactions.

7/16/2018 3:53:39 PM

Dave, i'm super excited you enjoyed the recipe! you are one lucky person to not get affected by poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Have a blessed day!

7/16/2018 3:53:38 PM

Hi Dave, Glad you enjoyed! You are one of the lucky who is sparred by the poison ivy reactions.

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