Contact Dermatitis Causes In The Garden


| 7/1/2010 12:15:21 PM


Tags: Lemon Verbena Lady, Nancy Heraud, Angelica, Contact Dermatitis, Mayo Clinic, Psoriasis,

n.heraud2You can check out the Lady Lemon Verbena at her blog http://lemonverbenalady.blogspot.com.

The other day, I cut back my angelica seeds so that we wouldn't end up with thousands of plants. As it is, we ended up with hundreds.

I talked about how angelica is a big, beautiful herb and although I still believe that, I now have some reservations. You see, I have psoriasis on my hands. In the summer, my hands are pretty good; in the winter, I have lots of issues. So I don't always think of my skin problems when it is summertime and I'm in the garden.

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Angelica seeds in the early spring season.
Photo by Nancy Heraud.

Have you ever gone to a garden center and found a plant that is begging to be bought and planted in your garden? For me, that is usually the one that turns out to be very invasive, and I don't read about it until it is too late! I read about angelica's problems after my first post, and soon after I cut the seeds from the angelica. I usually wear gloves for everything I do in the garden, but I didn't for this. Big mistake!

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Angelica's seeds right before cutting.
Photo by Nancy Heraud.




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