Jewelweed is a common plant of shady wet areas in Eastern North America. You will
often find Jewelweed in ditches and along creek beds. It also grows in shallow
water. Also known as Touch-me-nots, Jewelweed is an invasive annual that grows from
2 to 6 feet tall and bears hundreds of seeds per plant over the g`rowing season.
In zone 6 Jewelweed is not visible until April. It is big enough to pick for use on
dermatitis situations by mid May. Jewelweed flowers appear in June and last until
The stem is
succulent , hollow, usually reddish at the joints and very shallow roots with
stringy tan rootlets. The leaves are egg shaped with rounded teeth, (sometimes with
points on the end as in picture below) and have a waxy surface coating that repels
water like a newly waxed car. The veins in the leaves end in the notches between the
to learn about our jewelweed remedies for skin rashes.
The best natural remedy known for Poison ivy and Oak irritation!
flower is unmistakable, the only flower I can think of that even resembles
Jewelweed is Trumpet vine flower, and even that takes some stretch of the
imagination. Trumpet vine climbs trees and has pointed pinnate leaves
and is not likely to be mistaken for jewelweed.
There is also
a yellowed flowered Jewelweed, but it is less effective so I do not advise
When you find some Jewelweed, go to
to learn how to use it for skin rashes and irritation.
Over 95% of
people experience fast relief from symptoms of poison ivy and oak, as well as
faster healing from blisters using the Jewelweed plant of products with
extracts of fresh Jewelweed. Products made with dried Jewelweed are not as
here for Jewelweed soap, spray and salve.
Always made with freshly frozen Jewelweed, never dried!
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