Common plant cures poison ivy

There’s never a good case of poison ivy. However, there is a cure and it comes from a common plant found in Pennsylvania.

It’s called a jewel weed. It’s a plant that treats poison ivy, mosquito bites, bee stings, and anything that irritates the skin.

Jewel weed grows in wet places and it’s fairly easy to identify. It grows about 5-feet-tall.

There are variations of the plant. For instance, the spotted jewel weed has orange flowers. The pale jewel weed has yellow flowers.

Inside the plant is a liquid called mucilage. That liquid can be rubbed on poison ivy rashes. It essentially dries up the oil in the poison ivy and cures it.

Keep it mind that if you apply mucilage to your skin beforehand, the poison ivy oil can’t affect you.

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