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Old 06-10-2010, 01:24 PM
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Question Herbal remedy for rash

Whenever I pick my green beans and squash, I get a rash on my hands from the hairy leaves. This used to not bother me but I guess my skin is changing with age. And I hate wearing gloves in the summertime! I used to have a cream a friend made from jewelweed that would help with cases of poison ivy but I no longer have any.
I found a calendula cream at the natural food store that helps somewhat but it is kind of greasy.
Does anyone have a good herbal salve recipe? I need to know what herbs to plant next year.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:23 PM
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Default Potential substitutes for Jewelweed

We used to have jewelweed at our place in wisconsin and it was a nice help for poison ivy itch.

It is a type of impatien. Some people have used other impatiens and gotten similar itch relief.

So if you have some impatiens you might try those in a balm.

I hate gloves too--but try to make myself wear them cuz my fingers get cracked. I usually end up out there doing something without them though so I feel for ya.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:26 PM
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Haven't tried this but here is a recipie using the jewel weed

http://edibleandmedicinalplants.trib...e-978d31e0c6d5

looks pretty simple
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I hate gloves too--but try to make myself wear them cuz my fingers get cracked
I had the same problem.
Then I found Zim's crack cream.
No more cracked sore fingers.
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ooohhh I like that jewelweed salve recipe
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Might try this??

http://cgi.ebay.com/JEWELWEED-SALVE-...item563b087ffe
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I had the same problem.
Then I found Zim's crack cream.
No more cracked sore fingers.
thanks BackLash--I'll see if I can find some.
I've been using gold bond, it helps, but I have to keep my hands out of dirt and water, kinda tough.
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Whenever I pick my green beans and squash, I get a rash on my hands from the hairy leaves. This used to not bother me but I guess my skin is changing with age. And I hate wearing gloves in the summertime! I used to have a cream a friend made from jewelweed that would help with cases of poison ivy but I no longer have any.
I found a calendula cream at the natural food store that helps somewhat but it is kind of greasy.
Does anyone have a good herbal salve recipe? I need to know what herbs to plant next year.
Gloves would seem to be the easiest option.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:47 PM
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Gosh that's just so sensible!
sigh...

I can relate to the hate gloves thing though. I hate gloves. I hate hats too. But I do wear baseball caps in the garden.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:07 PM
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would love to make jewelweed salve. Just one problem, in five years I have not seen a single jewel weed. I think they like it a tad damp. this Karst here may not be to it's liking. we used to just crush a few leaves and rub the moist leave on stings and poison ivy and it worked. For poison ivy, wash the area good with homemade soap. It helps some. I planted two packets of calendula to make salve, only a few plants came up. I can't stand gloves either. and my hands look accordingly. Broadleaf plantain is good for healing cuts and scrapes, have not tried it on rashes though.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:23 PM
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it likes it damp and semi shady. We had it growing along our dirt road back in Wisconsin, in a low spot that had an underground spring running down under it. Gosh.. you made me remember. When we left there I felt like a refugee. Its been several years now.. I hate to leave again. We have woods again and I have always loved woods. Miss some of the beautiful plants we had there--maybe I can get starts somehow. We had jewelweed, jack in the pulpit, 2 types of trillium, wood anenome, solomon's seal, ... mayapples... dutchman's breeches. miss all that. Don't miss the skeeter so much though.
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Have you considered using simple silicon or latex gloves? They are so thin and easy to use while working on things. I buy boxes of latex (no allergy here) to clean the rabbit shed and doe cages, garden, pulling weeds, and even clip the hedge in back. They protect against dirty nails, rabbit scratches, and itchy weeds.
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I use plain Acid Mantle Cream. It rubs in nicely, isn't greasy, has no fragrance, corrects the ph on your skin, is soothing, and a little goes a long way. It's reasonably priced, too. You can get it from any pharmacy, but they might have to order it for you.

I also use it alone or as a base for herbal creams and lotions, since ointments and salves cause my hands to blister.
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I wear long sleeves.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:11 PM
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Thanks for the links to the salve recipes. I don't have much jewelweed around here. In Ohio, it was everywhere! I may have to try to transplant or find some seed. I think I'll plant some calendula for next year, too. The ointment I bought works really well, I just would use a different base. I've been putting it on after washing really good and at night. My hands didn't break out like the first time.
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Use plantain, plantago major, chickweed, stellaria media, and yarrow, achillea millifolium. The plantain is a drawing herb, for pulling out the poisons of bee stings, rashes, and the like. See what you have locally and research the heck out of itl

Lots of salve recipes out there. Lots of useful plants, too.
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I guess I could utilize some of these plants...I don't see any of them on my allergy list.

One time I went fishing with my dad (I think I was about 11) I decided to pick some nice flowers and bring them home - Deadly Nightshade. No rash, though. LOL.

I had two bee stings and I probably could have used something - one time a bee hitched a ride on the color of my blouse and I didn't know and brushed it off and I got zapped. The other time I put my hand on the doorknob to the vestibule door downstairs to our building and got stung on my index finger. (My hubby heard me yell all the way across the street - that one really hurt).

Who would think of looking at a doorknob for a bee on it, LOL ??

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