Jewelweed Herbal Remedies
The fresh juice or leaves of jewelweed are used externally in the treatment of various skin problems, such as poison oak, ringworm, warts, hemorrhoids, and nettle sting. Internally, the tea or tincture is used (rarely) as a diuretic and as a mild laxative. Jewelweed has a taste of ACRID and a temperature of COOL.
Jewelweed Proper Dose
|Jewelweed Fresh Leaves||Fresh leaves crushed and applied to the skin|
|Jewelweed Tincture||External use|
Jewelweed Reference Information
|Latin Name||Impatiens spp.|
|Other Names||Touch me not|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Botanical Info||An annual shade-loving plant often of wet areas from the Impatiens family which grows to 2 feet tall with thin, grey-green leaves, a jointed stem, and slipper-shaped yellow flowers.|
Felter, H.W. and J.U. Lloyd. 1983. (1898). King's Dispensatory. Portland, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications.
Wren, R.C. 1988. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs. Essex: C.W. Daniel Co. Ltd.