Herbal Remedies for Poison Oak
Poison oak is a plant in the cashew family that can cause an allergic dermatitis in susceptible individuals. Contact with poison oak can cause a red, hot, itchy rash that is often weeping.
Hebal treatment includes immune stimulants internally, soothing topical anti-inflammatory herbs, and astringent herbs that dry up rashes.. Grindelia (gum plant) tincture can be spread over the rash at night to help dry it out. Because the resin in the tincture dries as thin, semi-hard coating, it can help prevent the spread of the rash by inadvertent contact with other body parts.
Herbs Used To Treat Poison Oak
|Echinacea||immune stimulant||tincture, capsule, tablet|
|Grindelia||anti-inflammatory, pain reliever||tea internally and externally|
|Sassafras||anti-inflammatory||tea as a wash|
|St. John's Wort||anti-inflammatory||tincture externally|