Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM by Tom Swegle

Examples of Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Many Ailments, One Solution!

Here at Outdoor Joe's®, we get asked all kinds of questions about how our solution works, why it works, and what causes poison ivy reactions. We get asked about hiking, hunting, fishing, and all kinds of poisonous plants. One of the most common questions we're asked is if it works on Poison Oak and Poison Sumac. The short answer is yes! 

Outdoor Joe's® works on Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac because the allergic reactions that you experience after coming in contact with the plants is caused by the same thing. They all belong in the same "family of plants" and the Oleaginous resin (urushiol) produced by all three plants is the same and Outdoor Joe's® is designed to help build your tolerance to its effects. 

Don't Chew the Leaves...

According to the research found in the document Effectiveness of Oral Rhus Toxicodendron Solution for Poison Ivy Prevention, "Chewing the leaves of offending agents is a method of prevention that has been extolled for generations." The science of building tolerance has evolved to focus on the extract. In the 1930s, the idea was that by engaging with Hyposensitization with the poison-ivy extract, one could reduce sensitivity. In the 1980s, scientists began experimenting with injectables, but nothing was ever brought to the market.

"Toxicodendron is a genus of flowering plants in the sumac family, Anacardiaceae. It contains trees, shrubs and woody vines, including poison ivy, poison oak, and the lacquer tree. All members of the genus produce the skin-irritating oil urushiol, which can cause a severe allergic reaction." Wikipedia

For the past 20 years, MedCara Pharmaceuticals has been bringing this homeopathic way to reduce sensitivity to market with an orally administered tincture. Our satisfied customer's testimonials say it all, the solution works! When looking for an easy way to protect yourself from poison ivy, Outdoor Joe's® offers a powerful solution capable of reducing sensitivity when administered correctly. With as few as three consecutive doses, you may already be strong enough to eliminate or lessen the reaction of contact with poisonous plants. For those looking for extra security against the dangers of poison ivy, this homeopathic solution is the perfect answer.

All in the Family

As we have mentioned in the past, Outdoor Joe's® is safe for people of all ages so your whole family can enjoy the benefits of being poison ivy free! That said, poison ivy, sumac, and oak all belong to the same family too.


The Toxicodendron Family

Poison Oak = Toxicodendron Anacardiaceae

Poison Sumac (aka poison elder) = Toxicodendron Vernix

Poison Ivy = Toxicodendron Radicans



Urushiol is an oily resin that can be found in the leaves, stems, and roots of all three plants! The resin is very sticky and can easily attach to your skin, clothes, and pet's fur. To help avoid the allergic contact dermatitis caused by Urushiol, remember to take your Outdoor Joe's®!

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