Overview

Jewelweed is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse jewelweed with potentilla, since both are known as silverweed.

People take jewelweed by mouth to treat mild digestive disorders, as well as rashes caused by poison ivy. Some people also apply jewelweed directly to the skin for poison ivy.

How does it work ?

Jewelweed contains a chemical that is said to help improve itching and rash after you touch poison ivy, but there is limited scientific information to back these claims.

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