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Toxic Plants

Postby ergot » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:31 am

World's Most Poisonous Plant
There are plants that are potentially dangerous. Never eat a plant without knowing what your eating or doing some research first.
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Re: Toxic Plants

Postby ergot » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:35 am

Poisonous Plants 1-2-1, Aconitum napellus, monkshood
Interesting historical info regarding this beautiful plant!
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Re: Toxic Plants

Postby ergot » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:48 am

Борщевик нападает
Cow parsnip is very poisonous!
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Re: Toxic Plants

Postby surfsteve » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:33 pm

I've pulled many 1000's of poison oak with my bare hands before I knew what they were and never had any symptoms from it. I must have some how developed an immunity to it. My grandma told us that you can develop immunity to poison ivy by eating a little bit of it when it first sprouts out of the snow and then a little more as it grows bigger. I suspect I may have developed my immunity to poison oak by pulling the baby plants in the spring, gradually being exposed to higher and higher amounts as the plants grew bigger.
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Re: Toxic Plants

Postby wildrose » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:45 am

10 Common Poison Oak Myths
surfsteve wrote:I've pulled many 1000's of poison oak with my bare hands before I knew what they were and never had any symptoms from it. I must have some how developed an immunity to it. My grandma told us that you can develop immunity to poison ivy by eating a little bit of it when it first sprouts out of the snow and then a little more as it grows bigger. I suspect I may have developed my immunity to poison oak by pulling the baby plants in the spring, gradually being exposed to higher and higher amounts as the plants grew bigger.

surfsteve: Maybe, maybe not...
Myth 9 – You can develop immunity from exposure. False. With some 90% of humans allergic to urushiol, it’s only a matter of time before most of us will develop a reaction, and it turns out the more reactions you experience from exposure to urushiol, the more likely you are to react to with further exposure. But the reverse is also true: avoiding exposure (and outbreaks) reduces your susceptibility to a reaction. In other words, the myth has it backward: your best immunity comes from simply avoiding contact to begin with.

LINK: https://wyeastblog.org/2012/05/28/10-common-poison-oak-myths/
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Re: Toxic Plants

Postby ergot » Thu May 04, 2017 3:48 pm

Poisonous Plants In The Home
Deadly, but beautiful.
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