What is poison ivy? What are poison sumac, poison rose, and poisonous oak? Poison ivy, poison rose, and toxic oak are all native North American plants.
All of these plants have different reactions when they come into contact with human skin. The chemicals in these plants are not toxic in their purest form, but can trigger a person’s body’s immune system to produce antibodies that attack the foreign substance from the inside out. However, it is extremely toxic if ingested. If the plant oils remain in the skin, clothing, or shoes, they can spread to other individuals.
Poison Ivy, a type of poison-producing shrub that grows in the southern U.S., contains at least 100 types of chemical compounds that include: terephthalicin, thujone, caffeine, phenylisopropylamine, thujone glycoside, methylsulfonylmethane, corynanthylmethane, phenylethylmethane, thujone glycoside, and caffeine. It is considered toxic to humans because of the effects it has on breathing, nervous, cardiac, circulatory, digestive, and endocrine systems.
Toxic Sumac, which is native to central and south-central North America, contains approximately 70 compounds, including: dibromodicalyltetrahydroisopropanol (DMTF), carbolic acid, and methanol. These compounds cause severe and potentially fatal poisoning in humans. It is known to cause seizures, coma, convulsions, coma, respiratory failure, and death.
Poison Oak, another species of poison-producing shrub that grows in the U.S. and Central and South America, has been used for centuries in the treatment of poison ivy and poison sumac. This plant contains caryophylline, thujone, and cyanogenic glycoside.
Poison rose, another poison-producing shrub, is native to Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. It contains terephthalicin, phenylisopropylamine, caffeine, ethylene glycolate, and dimethyl ether. a. This substance is believed to cause severe poisoning, respiratory failure, convulsions, coma, convulsions, seizures, coma, respiratory failure, coma, and death.
Poison oak contains two other chemicals: chlorotyline and thujone. These substances cause reversible eye damage, nerve degeneration, cardiac arrhythmia, and central nervous system depression.
Poison ivy and toxic oak have no toxic effect on humans unless ingested. Poison sumac may cause mild to severe skin irritation, skin allergy, skin rashes, headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, skin discoloration, abdominal pain, fatigue, muscle spasms, respiratory problems, shortness of breath, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, weakness, blurred vision, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, nasal congestion, and difficulty breathing. If an individual is exposed to toxic substances and becomes ill, he or she should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Poison Ivy, a plant commonly referred to as poison oak, has long been recognized as a powerful and effective home remedy for the treatment of numerous ailments. The dried leaves and twigs of this plant have been used for hundreds of years as a powerful natural pain killer, an astringent for sore muscles and a soothing tonic for the skin. Poison ivy has also been used to treat colds and coughs. Poison ivy may be taken as a tea or can be mixed with lemon juice or honey for internal use.
Although its healing powers are well documented, Poison Ivy’s medicinal uses have not been well researched. There are a number of anecdotal reports of its use for the treatment of diarrhea, headache, and digestive complaints relating to abdominal discomfort.
Unfortunately, Poison Ivy is considering a "legitimate" drug by some states. Although it does have the potential to cause serious side effects in some individuals, the safety of Poison Ivy as a medication is in question. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved it as a medication.
Poison ivy’s chemical composition is not known. As a result, there is a potential for serious and potentially harmful side effects to occur, especially in pregnant women, the elderly, and children. There are also concerns about the possible long term effects of Poison Ivy on the development of fetuses and the unborn fetus. There is also a possibility that Poison Ivy and/or its ingredients may trigger a miscarriage or cause birth defects.
Poison Ivy may also be a cause for concern in animals. Although there are no reports of poisoning from Poison Ivy in animals, it may affect the development of their liver or kidney.