Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant, will share her deep knowledge gleaned from 12 years working in wildlife habitat management in this subversively funny talk for the Dallas chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas.
Martin breaks the rash into four stages for her unique approach, each with a different tactic using the three Cs of rash relief: calm, cool and constrict. Home remedies are ranked and rated, as are a world of unique herbal and mineral rash products. The many ways to practice safe scratch are revealed.
Learn how to identify all four species of poison oak and ivy in all seasons, plus anticipate where it will grow. Martin details how to prevent the poison ivy allergen urushiol from reaching the skin and the right way to remove it if it does. She shares the weird (urushiol mummies, poison lacquer and trees that fume urushiol) and the wonderful (poison ivy’s excellence for wildlife and erosion control) in a talk that will leave you itching for more.