1. Jewelweed is  great for poison ivy (not forget-me-not as I accidently wrote in the e-newsletter)! The juice from the stalk helps soothe itching and can even prevent the poison ivy from manifesting after first contact. Break off a branch of jewelweed, take off the leaves and flowers, and bend / break the stalk at the joints.Gather the juice from the joints in your hand and lightly pat it on top of the poison ivy area. It may be tempting to rub the juice up and down, or just wipe the stalk on the skin, but to prevent further spreading the poison ivy oils it is important to only lightly pat the juice on the skin.

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