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.

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


Shanti S.
S S5 years ago

Thank you.

Valentina R.
Valentina R5 years ago

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

Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

thanks for sharing

Lean Towards Y.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thank you.

Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Nora Hetrick
Nora Hetrick5 years ago

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

aj M.
aj E6 years ago

good for winter itch too? (would think so)

Carole R.
Carole R6 years ago

Many thanks for the useful information.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.