Jewelweed is nature's response to poison ivy. According to an article in Natural News:
"Jewelweed, or Impatiens capensis, has long been used as a remedy for skin disorders by indigenous North Americans. It apparently contains chemicals that neutralize the components responsible for the skin-irritating effects of poison oak, poison ivy and other irritants including stinging nettle, insect bites and ringworm. Folk remedies also recommend jewelweed poultices as treatment for minor injuries such as bruises, cuts, burns, sores, sprains and warts." *
Plantain also has a lot of skin benefits. This refers to the plant plantain and not the banana like fruit grown in the tropics. The North American plantain has natural antibiotic properties and is used in folk medicine on bug bites and minor cuts. Many like to use plantain to treat painful stings like those from yellow jackets.
This salve is made from olive oil infused with jewelweed and can be helpful in easing the symptoms of poison ivy, poison oak and other skin inflammations.
Ingredients: jewelweed & plantain infused olive oil, local beeswax, vitamin E, colloidal oatmeal, essential oils
This listing is for one tin containing 2 ounces of salve. Store in a cool place as this product does not contain a preservative.