I think it would be a lot safer to feed poison oak to your milk goats and drink the raw milk, which is supposed to have the same effect.
My mom has done this with poison ivy for years. She has some nutty ideas, but this seems to have cured her of her seasonal poison ivy infections.
She takes one small leaf, rolls it up (with gloves of course) puts it into an empty gel tab and takes it with water during or after a large meal.
Emerson White wrote:
Had you ever been affected by PI before Oblio?...
A number of years ago, I went to a cob building workshop in Western OR with my sister and young niece. We were told by organizers, Becky Bee, that there was lots of Poison Oak and that taking a homopathic medicine, Rhus Tox(?) (which is poison oak), for two weeks beforehand a person wouldn't be affected by it. Well since my niece was 3 or 4 at time we decided to try it and although she did end up running through patches of poison oak she did not have any reactions. The eating of one small leaf per season does sound a lot like taking a homopathic dose...so maybe there is something to it.
Erica Wisner wrote:
In case you're interested, other foods related to poison oak include mangoes, cashews, goji berries, and betel-nuts. My husband has gotten hives or all-over itches from eating the first three, but pistachios don't seem to affect him.
Goji berries are not related. They're part of the nightshade/tomato family (Solanaceae), whereas all the others you mentioned are indeed part of the sumac family. I don't believe goji berries have urushiol.
Think homeopathy! I have a friend who takes a 30C dose of Rhus Tox (basically energetically Poison Ivy) before working in her garden which is rife with it - she never gets a rash!
Yes, you can purchase it (and that could be much easier) but you can make it too. Tincturing Poison Ivy in Vodka (please be careful!), then making a homeopathic dilution/succusion in a first aid dose (lower potency) should do it.
As an example - 1 drop of the tincture, to 99 drops of water - then capped and tapped on your hand at least 50-100 times will make a 1C dose. Take a drop out of this, place it in a new container with 99 more drops of water, cap and tap ("succuse") 50-100 times makes a 2C dose. The more diluted and succused, the higher the potency, so if you did this 28 more times (I guess switching the bottles back and forth), you would get 30C. Lower potencies are good for first aid or particular symptoms and would be good for your purposes here. Higher potencies (mostly over 30C, and including the "M's") are for chronic issues when a person is determined by a process the homeopath uses to determine their "constitution." It is intended to heal all disease at deep levels and can take a long time, with a long time between doses.
If you are in a pinch, you can estimate dilution and succuse your dilutions several times before administering.
A website I like with DIY homeopathic remedies is http://homeopathyandmore.com - and even their Constitutional Remedy test isn't bad!
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