Poison Ivy on the Run
by Tracy L.
Hi ~ I'm so tickled with the results of our latest 'brew' that I had to share it.
My seven year old got into poison ivy almost a week ago. I'm ashamed to say it, but we have been so busy that it was two days before I even realized it!
As soon as I realized what we were dealing with, I pulled down Practical Herbalism and got busy. I intend to make the oil extract into an ointment, but as of yet - we've just used it in oil form. Each time I treat my son (about 4 times a day) the rash looks a bit better than the previous time; some spots are completely healed already! Considering that my husband got progressively worse for several days before showing improvement (using Caladryl) we've been very impressed with these results. I'm fairly certain that if I'd have caught it sooner, the rashes would be gone by now.
Below is our oil extract, which I expect to be good for all sorts of rashes and skin irritations. (I used it on my baby's irritated bottom with equally impressive results!) I also made a wash by simmering the same herbal blend in water for several minutes. I wiped down his skin with the wash before applying the oil.
Mix 1/3 cup each herb in a small saucepan and cover with extra virgin olive oil: Burdock root, Comfrey leaf, Plantain leaf. Simmer until herbs are crispy (about 1 - 2 hours). Strain. Add 5 drops lavender oil (acts as a preservative) for each ounce of oil extract. Use as needed.
Comment from Gwen on June 17, 2008:
I made a batch of "Poison Ivy On the Run" from the Bulk Herb Store herbs, including the burdock root. This was the first time that I've ever made anything like this, and I wasn't sure what to expect. A day or so later, my daughter had a patch of poison ivy on her neck, and we got to test it out. It really does work miracles! I passed along some of the magic green potion to my sister and some friends whose children are allergic to mosquito bites, and they have had amazing results as well. The kids come running as soon as they get a bite or itch with the oil in hand. It seems to stop itching and pain immediately, and speeds the healing process. Amazing! Thank you, Bulk Herb Store, and Thank You God for such amazing plants!
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