Working with Jewelweed
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.
Conditions treated with Jewelweed
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.