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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Putting the Smack on Poison Ivy

They're beginning to fade now, but here is another bouquet of our violets.

I've long believed if we have a health problem there must be a natural, safe remedy for it.  We don't always find a natural remedy for everything, but sometimes we find one that is so good it must be shared.  I've just returned from my annual spring trip...

... to a family drugstore in Sweetwater, Tenn. where I buy a homeopathic inoculation for Goodman that prevents the dreaded bane (for him) of summer, poison ivy.
No affiliation, just appreciation.
 They make Rhus Tox every year for their customers who prefer to be free from the rash caused by contact with the poison ivy plant.
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 Since the first time he took the inoculation Goodman has not had one bout with the rash. He now takes Rhus Tox every year, and it's much cheaper than a trip to the doctor if the rash gets out of hand. The best part is it's a totally natural way to prevent the rash.  If you don't live in E. Tenn. just google it as it's available even on amazon.com.
Shown are three separate doses that prevent poison ivy infection for approximately one year.

I always enjoy my trip to Sweetwater as I drive by this nifty place.
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If you're ever in the Sweetwater, Tenn.  area  you might like to stop by Sweetwater Valley Farms on Lee Highway in Philadelphia, Tenn. They make a variety of cheeses and ice cream, and their operation can be viewed through large windows in the store area where they offer the products for sale.  No affiliation there, either.
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Here's hopin' you're enjoying a rash-free spring and summer.  :)

Shared at: Good Fences

33 comments:

  1. We thankfully have no Poison Ivy near us, but if we did I would now know what to do. You live in beautiful country!

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  2. Poison ivy can really be horrible...my husband and both sons are highly allergic...even little Oscar (my doxie) gets it...but of course his belly drags the ground and my hubby and son's do not...they can get it by just looking at it seems! I did not know there was such a thing to prevent it...thanks for the great info!

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  3. a nice drive! i take rhus tox, too! i don't take annual doses, though. after my initial 'loads' of it years back to get rid of another bout of poison ivy, now i just take a few pills every now and then to keep the immunity high. it REALLY saved my skin. literally. :)

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  4. Poison Ivy ....or Poison Oak..... we have lots of the stuff in the East Texas Area. Good info! Thanks! Fence and a Railroad crossing....sweet!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the info - and I DO love violets!

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  6. thanks so much-we have poison ivy everywhere here-I and don't like all those steroids they give for that-

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  7. When I was a kid. I had it seven times every year. I used calamine Lotion. Looked like a white ghost but worked for me.

    I am back in the county all year round living and have not had it back. So wow glad you got Rhus Tox to help. I also was allergic to oak poison from a tree us kids made a tree fort in. I am allergic now to black flies but I carry a non-allergic devise fasten on a belt of mine so they stay clear from me. Now I can go outside with out being infested with those black bites that make my eyes swell up. Pretty violets .

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  8. I love the violets. Sweetwater Valley Farms sounds like an interesting place to visit.

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  9. I embrace natural cures because the side effects are better health!

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  10. It's neat to find a nature product like that. I don't go out much though where Poision Ivy can be found. I'd visit that place for sure if they have yummy ice cream.

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  11. I love using natural cures were I can.

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  12. I too love finding natural cures too. I've had poision oak when I was a kid and it was not fun. My mother made a bath of oatmeal and it really helped.
    We have a Sweetwate, Texas here too. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I was trying to publish on my iphone and my finger slipped and hit the delete button. Rates~~~ I hate when that happens but I know you were there and I so appreciate your visit to that fun gate!!
    Have a nice weekend. Hugs, CM

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  13. We have Poison Oak here which, I guess, is just as bad as Poison Ivy. The rash is horrible. I do like natural products and usually prefer them.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this tip! The more often you are exposed to poison oak and ivy, the worse the reaction, it seems. My poor husband gets it every year. I will have to get him some of this!!

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  15. Hello... Here in Eastern Canada we have poison ivy and poison oak.. Every Summer I make batches of Jewel Weed salve that works wonders and so easy to make.. I used to sell it in my shop before I closed it last Summer.. If you happen to be near the jewel weed you can even rub it where you have been affected and it works right there on the spot.. Some folks even freeze the plant and I do dry some in case we run out of the salve.. I don't know if it grows in your part of the world, though.. God bless. xo

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  16. Hello... Here in Eastern Canada we have poison ivy and poison oak.. Every Summer I make batches of Jewel Weed salve that works wonders and so easy to make.. I used to sell it in my shop before I closed it last Summer.. If you happen to be near the jewel weed you can even rub it where you have been affected and it works right there on the spot.. Some folks even freeze the plant and I do dry some in case we run out of the salve.. I don't know if it grows in your part of the world, though.. God bless. xo

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  17. I need to remember to look that stuff up...I don't get along with poison ivy at all!

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  18. Beautiful photos and thanks for the info. I used to get poison ivy so bad when we lived in Texas...not as much here. But I try to stay out of it. We're already seeing it on some of our hiking trails! Hugs, Diane

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  19. I know a few people who could benefit from a dose of that! Fortunately, I don't seem to get poison ivy, but for the last few summers, our son has come home from work with it.

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  20. Thanks, thanks, thanks, Toni! I don't get along with poison ivy at all! This is good to know!

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  21. your violets are pretty. thanks for the tip on the rhus tox.

    pretty fence

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  22. Nice fences, and great advice! We don't have any poison ivy here in Tucson, but I wonder if it would work for other allergic rashes. Wish I could get some of that ice cream!

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  23. I don't know much about poison ivy, I'm happy to say, but we have a big aloe vera plant and it is very good first aid for a lot of things, especially burns.
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. What a nice drive to Sweetwater, TN. I love your photo of violets. Thanks for telling us about the cure for posion ivy. It sure it bad to get it.

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  25. Sweet Vally Farms is the type of place our family enjoys visiting. Thank you for sharing! If I ever get to the beautiful Tennessee that is... We haven't had about problems with poison ivy in our area but that remedy is great to know! Happy Monday morning to ya :)

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  26. It is always so nice to go the more natural route. Our Lord provided everything for our needs :0) So nice to have you visit the cottage... have a blessed day! mari

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  27. I am so lucky to have never had it but my brother has had it a couple of times and once it was extremely bad, I should probably pass this on to him :) Glad you had a nice trip!

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  28. I guess I'm blessed never to have had trouble with poison ivy. Glad this remedy works for your husband. Natural remedies are the best when they are effective!

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  29. I never knew anything like that existed! So glad it works! And those violets are just gorgeous!

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  30. Hi, Tony! I am glad the Rhus Tox works for your husband. I hate it when we have to use harsh medications. I would much rather use a natural remedy. Sweetwater Valley Farm looks like a great place to visit. I will keep it in mind next time we are traveling.

    Love your violet bouquet!
    :)Vicki

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  31. ჱ‿
    Passei para uma visita.
    Amo essas violetas, mas já são raríssimas aqui.
    Não conheço essa era venenosa... acho que felizmente não se adapta ao nosso clima.

    Bom domingo! Boa semana,
    com tudo de bom!!!
    Beijinhos.
    ჱ╮
    ه°ჱ~

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