Natural Solutions for Poison Ivy and Oak Herbs

Poison Ivy and Oak Herbs

Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Viniger: 1 tablespoon of Raw Unfiltered apple cider vinegar will draw out the poisons and help relive the itching.
Jewel Weed: helps stop the spreading of poison ivy this plant grows near poison ivy sort of like beauty and the beast. crush this plant and spread it on effected areas.

Aloe Vera: will help sooth the irritated rash

The important thing is to stay calm and cool Yes, cool do not drink anything hot for it will bring your blood to the surface

Tea Tree Oil diluted with a little bit of water and applied to the effected areas with a cotton ball. The relief could be quite quick.!!!

Grindelia (Grindelia spp.). While working first-aid tents at events like the Rainbow Gathering, 7Song turns to grindelia for cases of poison ivy. He says grindelia, a perennial herb native to the southwestern United States, works for most people. Kathy Abascal, director of the Botanical Medicine Academy in Vashon, Washington, and co-author of Clinical Botanical Medicine (Mary Ann Liebert, 2003), adds, “It seems to reduce the itching and the inflammation.” Grindelia is not well studied, so we don’t know how it specifically works. Apply grindelia tincture straight on the rash or dilute it slightly with water. This should make the itching stop immediately, 7Song says. If it doesn’t, time for another trick

Goldenseal: Make a paste out of the powdered plant preferably the roots and apply to effected area ill help with rash detoxing( drawing out the poisons (all because of its natural antiseptic properties.

Oatmeal Paste:  Make the oatmeal thick dry and pasty and apply it to the effected areas this will help dry it out a help stop the itching.
Bentonite Clay:Rosemary Gladstar, the Vermont-based founder of United Plant Savers and author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal (Storey, 2001), once used her toothpaste in desperation on a nasty bout of poison oak. It worked better than her tried-and-true remedies. The toothpaste company is no longer in business, but you can make a paste yourself by mixing green clay, salt and white vinegar, then adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Clay can be used in many ways. Any type will help draw out irritating oils and soothe your itch. Even mud will do in a pinch, says Andrea Candee of South Salem, New York, and author of Gentle Healing for Baby & Child (Pocket Books, 2003). 7Song generally uses bentonite (available at health-food stores and herb shops) because it is strong and cheap. Mix it with your choice of soothing and disinfecting herbs, like slippery elm and goldenseal. Gladstar sometimes adds a few drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil. “You can make [the clay] ahead of time. It won’t dry out as long as the lid is on tightly,” Gladstar says. Spread the damp clay on your rash as often as needed and let it dry there. You also can use this clay on mosquito and black fly bites