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Summer Itch Relief

Summer Itch Relief

An herbalist friend recommended this remedy to me years ago when I suffered from a weepy, oozy, tear-your-skin-off case of poison ivy, and had tried every remedy in the books to no avail. This one worked. Oh the blessed relief!

Since then, I’ve found it to be terrifically effective against mosquito bites, flea bites, and other summer itchies, too. Find out the secret!

Osha Root Tincture (which may be ordered online or found in your local natural foods store) is the best remedy for allergic reactions caused by poison ivy and bug bites EVER.

Simply apply tincture directly, and sparingly, to the affected area and allow to dry.

To learn more about weeds and health, see Susun Weed’s groundbreaking “Healing Wise” (Ash Tree Publishing, 1989).

If osha is unavailable, here is another helpful itch treatment:

Cosmetic-grade clay mixed with water to make a paste, applied liberally to the affected area, and allowed to dry.

Read more: Health, Natural Remedies

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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12:13PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you.

1:22AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

I am currently suffering from summer itch. Hateful. D:

6:33AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

thanks for sharing

12:08AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Thank you.

10:13AM PDT on May 26, 2012


12:15AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

6:26PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

chickweed is a good anti itch herb.. i make a tincture of it and add some to a cheap cream and it works wonders..

7:02AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

good for winter itch too? (would think so)

6:59PM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

Many thanks for the useful information.

11:25PM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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