Karen Donnachaidh wrote:Hi Ryan! Does this work? Yes. (And, yes soap and water do too.)
Jewelweed grows thick here long our creek and edges. It's often called Touch-Me-Not because the ripe seed pods will burst when touched and seeds fly everywhere. They're fun to pop. Mine is anywhere from 3' to almost 6' in some places right now. It hasn't started to bloom or even form buds yet. That will be awhile yet.
If you would like some seed this fall, you can PM me with your address and I will send you some when ripe.
Alex Jewell wrote: By the way, many years ago a Tuscaragus Elder (some folks called him a Medicine Man) told me the people would eat a little of the first poison ivy leaves in the Spring as an antidote to PI for that year.
Have always wondered if exposure therapy works for PI. Figured anyone nowadays is too leary to try, even with this doctor recommendation.