My country relatives are all familiar with Jewelweed Salve and have it on hand in their medicine cabinets. Jewelweed Salve is used to treat poison ivy and poison oak. It also works to relieve the itch of mosquito bites and skin rashes.
If you buy Jewelweed Salve it can cost $10 (or more) for just 5 ounces. So if you have Jewelweed growing in your area, it’s far more economical to make your own salve.
This is a recipe for Jewelweed Salve by Pam of Thankful Expressions. She provides a great tutorial on preparing the salve. There are also some excellent photographs.
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