Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
September 1, 2014
These jewelweed plants are getting a little leggy in the dog days of summer, but still can be used to soothe what stings you. A traditional remedy for poison ivy and other bites and irritations, this plant (flowers, leaves, and herb) when crushed makes a cooling goo. Simply squish and apply. Another way to prepare is to juice and then pour into ice cube trays. With these in your freezer, you have the cooling power of jewelweed anytime of year.