Jewelweed is a wonderful salve that is fantastic made from this plant on our farm! Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is an herb native to North America that has been used for many, many years as a natural remedy for poison ivy and poison oak.
Jewelweed and other impatiens have high levels of certain naphthoquinones that can be effective anti-inflammatories and in treating contact dermatitis.
We harvest our jewelweed - infuse it in oil for 4-6 weeks - and then make salve for the use in our salves, soap and other products.
With any new product - please use "good horse sense" and try on a small part of your body - look for a reaction - if none - then use at your own discrection.