Judy Kramer California Indians had many uses for the plant, some surprising.
This happens often in California brush fires. Most people get the rash from touching leaves, while gardening, hiking, or looking for a ball lost in the weeds. Answers to questions about the rash are here.
Not sure but this stuff is terrible. In field and lab settings, their test plants were active for a longer part of the year under warmer temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels.
Applying herbicides by spot-treatment will help to reduce the chances of the product drifting onto other plants.
Contact Us. If you are barelegged and get scratches while splattered with sap from poison ivy, you may be headed to the emergency room. For effective control of poison ivy, the reproductive ability of the plant can be disrupted by destroying its roots and stems.
When working in or near poison ivy, always wear gloves and protective clothing to make sure that no area of your skin is exposed to the sap of the plant. How long does the rash last? Poison ivy is found everywhere in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. Tell us what you think about our website - send an email to webmaster chp.
After a few days, the blisters may become crusty and start to flake off.
Top of the page. But extreme remedies abound in other medical traditions bloodletting, anyone?
Medical Review: Poison oak probably does useful work keeping soil from washing away. Urushiol oil is so potent that only one nanogram billionth of a gram is needed to cause a rash.
Poison ivy leaves are alternately arranged on the stem.