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 Post subject: Poison Ivy
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 9:10 pm 
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Does anyone have a good organic cure for poison ivy. (Need it fast)


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2003 5:41 pm 
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The juice from the perennial comfrey is the best cure I've found. Used it with succes just recently.


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 9:57 pm 
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Not sure this would be considered "organic", but there is a product called Tecnu that is fantastic. It washes the poison ivy or oak oils off your skin. If you use it immediately after getting into poison ivy, you won't get it. If you use it after you get the rash, the itching goes away pretty much immediately and the rash goes away in less than 24 hours. There is also an tecnu product that you can use "preventatively" if you know that you are going into an area with poison ivy. A friend just told me that you can use the "after" product like a preventative and it will keep you from getting poison ivy. Eckerds carries Tecnu and I recommend that anyone who is allergic keep it on hand. I can't say enough good about it!

Marlyn


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 4:30 pm 
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This is from their website:
Tecnu® was developed in 1961, during the cold war years, by chemical engineer Dr. Robert Smith as a waterless cleanser designed to remove nuclear fallout dust from skin and clothing. His wife accidentally discovered that Tecnu would cleanse poison oak and poison ivy oils after exposure. Tecnu has become standard issue for outdoor professionals across the country in the treatment and prevention of poison oak and poison ivy. Since Tecnu's success, Tec Laboratories has continued to develop new products to cleanse, relieve, repel and protect.

I read more about their products and no, they don't come close to qualifying as organic. They have a lot of cortisone and DEET products too, definitely not in the organic realm.

In turning back to organic & natural products, Burt's Bees makes a Comfrey balm that works pretty well but I have to agree with Howard that the juice straight from the plant really works great. I used the leaves from my plant on a friend's rash last year and it was wonderful. I hope someone will figure out how to make an essential oil of comfrey soon!


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 Post subject: Aloe Vera
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:57 pm 
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I use George's Aloe gel for any kind of rash, bite, sting, or ache I have and it always works great for me.


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