We grow, harvest and solar dry our organic dried jewelweed on our small farm in Orange, Virginia. After crushing the organic dried jewelweed plant, we remove most of the stalk. This potent dried herb is used in our Stop Itch and Shampoochee Soap to help soothe and heal skin which has come in contact with poison oak, poison ivy, poison sumac and other issues of skin inflammation. Simply dampen the bar and rub directly onto the inflamed skin. The creamy solution will dry and relieve irritation. Rinse and reapply as often as needed. Follow up with Ash&Oil Regenerating Cream at least 2 times/day.
Jewelweed is an annual plant native to North America. It is common in damp, well drained soils near natural drain ditches, and along creeks.The jewelweed plant is known by many common names including orange jewelweed, common jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, and touch me not.
The jewelweed herb plant has a unique way of disbursing its seeds. Small, spongy, seed pods develop and swell until they “pop” scattering the seeds as far away as 6 feet or more. Touching the pods when they are fully swelled will result in the premature “pop” and is always a favorite activity for children learning these plants.
Jewelweed can be used on site, and will often grown near Sting-weed. Smashing jewelweed stems and leaves in the hands produces a juice, a near water like substance that is great for washing your hands and soothing the skin for various ailments ( like sting-weed welts). If you spend time in the woods, this is a plant to get familiar with and educate your friends and family. It is such a fun and useful plant Impatiens capensis (dried Jewelweed). Used for making organic jewelweed Soap, jewelweed salve, tincture, oil, spray and lotion. You can also make a jewelweed extract to obtain the wild essential oils inside the plants stems and leaves. jewelweed leaves, stems and stalks are combined to obtain the maximum benefits from this herb.
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