Calamine lotion used in the 1950s for sun burn, poison ivy blisters. It is a chalky pink color. Calamine is either a mixture of Zinc Oxide with about 0.5% ferric oxide or a zinc carbonate compound. In a 1992 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that no proof had been submitted showing calamine to be safe for use or effective in treating bug bites, stings & rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac.
Acorns were major in the diet of almost every Native American culture. Acorns help keep blood sugar levels down & provide tons of complex carbs & protein. Rich in vitamins B12, B6, folate riboflavin, thiamin & niacin & a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, copper & zinc as well as fiber. The tannic water it produces is antiviral & antiseptic. It can be used as a wash for rashes, skin irritations, burns, cuts, abrasions & poison ivy. #dherbs
"Apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment for poison ivy because of its anti-inflammatory properties as well as for its ability to equalize the pH balance on the rash. When used as a topical application, apple cider vinegar will reduce the severity of itching and shorten the duration of the rash."