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.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

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.

Wild Parsnip sap causes burn like blisters

Wild Parsnip sap causes burn like blisters

Wild parsnip: Carmarthenshire park warning over dangers - BBC News

Wild parsnip: Carmarthenshire park warning over dangers

Wild parsnip: Carmarthenshire park warning over dangers - BBC News

Wild parsnip: The plant that can put you on the hot seat.  © David J. Eagan

Wild parsnip: The plant that can put you on the hot seat. © David J. Eagan

Wild Parsnip burns! Worse than Poison Ivy? That’s right. Did you know you can get third-degree burns from a weed that’s commonly found in most gardens across America?

Wild Parsnip burns! Worse than Poison Ivy? That’s right. Did you know you can get third-degree burns from a weed that’s commonly found in most gardens across America?

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!!

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!!

Wild Parsnip - watch out for this plant. Just because it's everywhere doesn't make it a nice plant!

Wild Parsnip - watch out for this plant. Just because it's everywhere doesn't make it a nice plant!

Beware Wild Parsnip!  Tell your kiddos to watch out for this plant!  IT burns!

Beware Wild Parsnip! Tell your kiddos to watch out for this plant! IT burns!

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...

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

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...

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.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

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.

Gardener Has Painful Encounter With Wild Parsnip

Gardener Has Painful Encounter With Wild Parsnip

“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.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

“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.

Parsnip burn, Phytophotodermatitis (PPD) - what PPD is, how wild parsnip (looks like "wildflowers, dill or Queen Anne's Lace") and other plants can cause it, and a recipe for a soothing Comfrey and Lavender Salve.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

Parsnip burn, Phytophotodermatitis (PPD) - what PPD is, how wild parsnip (looks like "wildflowers, dill or Queen Anne's Lace") and other plants can cause it, and a recipe for a soothing Comfrey and Lavender Salve.

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