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Jewelweed is a wonderful herb to get to know. Found all over most of the US, except in the very arid Southwest, jewelweed is a unique and important find for your herbal medicine chest. It is often found growing near poison ivy, which is beneficial, since it is an effective remedy if rubbed over the affected area.
The only drawback to using jewelweed on poison ivy is that the fresh juice from the flowers and juicy stems is needed. If you find that you are plagued by poison ivy regularly, simply blend up the parts you need and freeze in ice cube trays for later use. These frozen cubes of relief will be very welcome on any rash.