POISON IVY: What you've been itching to know
- Poison ivy. // Monkeyshines on Health & Science;Sep2000 Chemistry, p14
Focuses on poison ivy, a plant found all over North America which contains the irritation agent called urushiol which causes a red, itching rash in skin exposed to it. Tips in preventing the effects of poison ivy; Description of the plant.
- An ITCH to REMEMBER. Lanken, Dane // Canadian Geographic;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 121 Issue 4, p44
Provides information on poison ivy and its other irritating species in Canada. Regions in the country where these poisonous plants thrive; Habitat; Scientific explanations of their poisons; Practical usages of these plants; Brief historical account of several poison ivy irritation cases; Herbal...
- The Many Faces of Poison Ivy. Parkinson, Gregory // New England Journal of Medicine;7/4/2002, Vol. 347 Issue 1, p35
Presents images of poison ivy, or Rhus radicans. Coloration and flowers; Description of the allergen found in this plant; Appearance changes of the plant throughout a growth season.
- SCRATCH TEST. // National Geographic Adventure;May2008, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p35
The article presents information on several remedies for treating the allergy caused by poison ivy. Treating the disease with baking soda is an age-old remedy. It is done by adding half a cup of baking soda to a cool bath or creating a pasty compress of three parts baking soda to one part water....
- Basic Toxicodendron Botany for Clinicians. // Patient Care;May2005, Vol. 39 Issue 5, Special section p6
Provides information on the botanical features of Toxicodendron. Nonleaf characteristics of poison ivy that aid in field recognition; Description of the oleoresin produced by all members of the Toxicodendron genus; Characteristic feature which can be useful in deciding whether a plant belongs...
- ANNALS OF MEDICINE. Roueché, Berton // New Yorker;9/12/1964, Vol. 40 Issue 30, p158
The article discusses various aspects of poison-ivy poisoning. The plant grows throughout the temperate zone of North America, from Canada to the West Indies, and from Mexico to Maine. Chemically, the poison of poison-ivy is a phenolic substance. The poison-ivy poisoning is an allergic disease....
- POISON IVY. Lantz, Tom // Organic Gardening (08973792);Dec90, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p21
Explains the control of poison ivy without using chemicals. Wearing gloves and grubbing out or cutting back plants at soil level to deplete the plant's food reserves; Smothering of the root area with mulch; Grubbing in early spring or late fall or when there are few leaves on plants and...
- What to do when poison ivy, sumac, or oak appear. McGowan, Alice // Horticulture;May2008, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p61
The article presents tips on dealing with poison ivy. Neither strictly poisonous nor truly an ivy, Toxicodendron radicans is a member of the Anacardiaceae, or sumac family, along with poison oak and poison sumac. The plant family is known to secrete urushiol, which is a particularly fierce...
- Poison Ivy - Rhus radicans. // Ivy Journal;Summer2005, Vol. 31, p8
The article features the plant Poison Ivy or Rhus radicans. Poison Ivy is a shrubby vine that crawls and climbs by means of aerial rootlets. the plant should always be observed at as great a distance as possible as it is poisonous to the touch.