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poison ivy
Toxicodendron radicans

poison ivy

n.
1. A North American shrub or vine (Toxicodendron radicans) that has compound leaves with three leaflets, small green flowers, and whitish berries and that causes a rash on contact.
2. A skin rash caused by contact with this plant. In both senses also called poison oak.

poison ivy

n
(Plants) any of several North American anacardiaceous shrubs or vines of the genus Rhus (or Toxicodendron), esp R. radicans, which has small green flowers and whitish berries that cause an itching rash on contact. See also sumach1

poi′son i′vy


n.
1. a vine or shrub, Rhus radicans, of the cashew family, with trifoliate leaves and whitish berries: may cause allergic dermatitis when touched.
3. the rash caused by touching poison ivy.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poison ivy - dermatitis resulting from contact with the poison ivy plantpoison ivy - dermatitis resulting from contact with the poison ivy plant; "my poison ivy is drying up"
Rhus dermatitis - contact dermatitis resulting from contact with plants of the genus Toxicodendron
2.poison ivy - climbing plant common in eastern and central United States with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berriespoison ivy - climbing plant common in eastern and central United States with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berries; yields an irritating oil that causes a rash on contact
genus Toxicodendron, Toxicodendron - in some classifications: comprising those members of the genus Rhus having foliage that is poisonous to the touch; of North America and northern South America
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
Translations

poison ivy

nedera del Canada

poison ivy

n (bot) hiedra venenosa
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This study was essentially designed to do two things: to determine which homoeopathic potency of Rhustox provides the most effective antiinflammatory action, and to reconfirm the results of previous studies aimed at demonstrating any anti-inflammatory effect of Rhus tox on paw oedema in rats.
I knew of some common remedies such as Arnica used to treat bruising and Rhus Tox for arthriticjoint pain and where appropriate, I recommended their use to my patients.
Remedies: Abelmoschus, Acetic Acid, Aethusa, Ailanthus, Anantherum, Argemon, Asclepias, Tuberosa, Baptisia, Benzoic Acid, Bryonia, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carnegia gigantean, Chamomilla, Doryphora, Euphrasia, Gallic Acid, Gambogia, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lycopus, Mancinella, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Paris, Petroleum, Polystyrene, Podophyllum, Pyrogenium, Rheum, Rhus Tox, Sacchrum Album, Sulphuricum Acidum, Thyroidinum, Veratrum Veride, Viscum.
Treatments include Arnica for bruising and muscle aches, Bryonia to alleviate swollen joints and Rhus tox for joint pain.
If you find yourself stressed-out and overworked, then nux vomica could be the answer, while if it's physical pain that's the problem, then rhus tox could give you relief.
It combines a diet rich in alkaline foods and the use of specific homoeopathic remedies, namely arnica, bryonia or Rhus Tox depending upon the symptoms.
D8, Myristica D3, Phytolacca D3, Pyrogenium D10, Rhus tox. D4, Scorphularia D3, Sulfur D6, and Thyreoidinum D10
As knowledge and experience are gained, other useful remedies may be Rhus Tox, Ruta Grav, Hepar Sulph and Silicea.
These external products include Arnica gels and creams and analgesic gels/creams containing Symphytum, Rhus Tox. and Ledum Pal.
Rhus Tox: Works well in the area of sprains and strains.
Next, Rhus Tox 1M was given, in spite of the fact that goats in general can eat poison ivy all day long with no effect.
This study was essentially designed to do two things: to determine which homoeopathic potency of Rhustox provides the most effective anti-inflammatory action, and to reconfirm the results of previous studies aimed at demonstrating any anti-inflammatory effect of Rhus tox on paw oedema in rats.