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Parsnip Burn - My Worst Gardening Mistake

Parsnip Burn - My Worst Gardening Mistake: My encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it it needed.

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Parsnip Burn - My Worst Gardening Mistake

Parsnip Burn - my encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it...

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Wild Parsnip (roots editable) BUT the plant produces a compound in its leaves, stems, flowers and fruits that causes intense, localized burning, rash, severe blistering from the sap and discoloration on contact with the skin on sunny days. This reaction is not brought on by contact with the foliage of the plant, only by contact with the sap. BE CAREFUL!!

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Parsnip Burn - My Worst Gardening Mistake

Parsnip Burn - my encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it it needed.

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Parsnip Burn - My Worst Gardening Mistake

“Comfrey contains allantoin, an anti-inflammatory phytochemical that speeds would healing and stimulates growth of new skin cells.” This burn cream recipe also includes one ounce each of dried plantain, calendula and St. John’s wort to bump up the healing power a little more.

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Sap from invasive weed in Sask. can burn skin

Experts are warning of a nasty weed in Saskatchewan, and across Canada. Wild parsnip can burn skin and cause temporary blindness.