Know the Facts About Poison Ivy, Oak, And Sumac!

Do you know of any plants that cause an allergic reaction to over 50 million Americas every year?  A species of plants that over 85% of the worlds population is allergic to?

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, & Poison Sumac are poisonous plants that dwell in most parts of the United States and can camouflage itself in your garden.  Without knowing its whereabouts or its defining characteristics, this can certainly ruin a weekend if infected.

Redness, itching, and blistering are all side effects of the allergic reaction that can be caused by coming into contact with these plants and not taking the proper actions to rid oneself of the infection.

Next time you are curious about a mysterious green on your property or an awkward looking plant on your stroll through the woods, keep these helpful tips in mind before grabbing what could be an itchy mistake.”

Learn from the infographic below how to identify these poisonous plants, how to avoid an outbreak, and conventional an unconventional home remedies that work very well.



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2 thoughts on “Know the Facts About Poison Ivy, Oak, And Sumac!”

  1. We make lemonade out of the red sumac buds (not the yellow orange, those are poisonous) and haven’t known anyone personally to have a reaction to the leaves, but I’ve heard of people reacting to them.

    1. Hi Kelly,
      I never heard of making lemonade out of red sumac buds but that is very interesting. I have a niece and a friend who is highly allergic to sumac. It is a bad a poison ivy. My niece got it when she was just a little girl and my sister had to take her to the doctors to get a shot to get under control. It was all over her little body. I felt so bad for her. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

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