Information on Poison oak

DescriptionPoison 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.
Treatment PlanHebal 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.

Herbal Remedies for Poison oak

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
St. John's Wortanti-inflammatorytincture externally
Grindeliaanti-inflammatory, pain relievertea internally and externally
Echinaceaimmune stimulanttincture, capsule, tablet
Jewelweedanti-inflammatorytincture externally
Sassafrasanti-inflammatorytea as a wash