Many people do not know about jewel leaf or that matter have never even heard of the jewel leaf plant. Jewel leaf grows wild between May and October in the eastern part of the North America from Southern Canada to the northern part of Florida. It is found mainly in the woods where it is moist and damp. Usually by the edge of creeks or riverbeds. It is a green leafy plant with yellowish-orange flowers.
There are couple of ways to use jewel leaf. My grandmother use to boil it for about 20-30 minutes and then pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it. Not only did this feel wonderful when using it on your poison ivy, it was a great way to store the jewel leaf for long periods of time. Another way is to simply crack or slice the stem of the plant and rub the juice on your poison ivy. This will give you instant relief. I do know this works for I used this on my own children as they were growing up.
If you are fortunate to live in this area where the jewel leaf plant grows and you do get poison ivy it is worth trying. Take the time to look for this wonderful plant. It works so much better than any of those products on the market and the best thing it is free and natural.