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Re: don't scratch that itch

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  • Francis S
    I looked at the USDA very quickly, and found this list of plantago species now I d like to reintroduce some of these species or have them in a garden (red seed
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 13, 2011
      I looked at the USDA very quickly, and found this list of plantago species
      now I'd like to reintroduce some of these species
      or have them in a garden
      (red seed plantain is supposed to be in 48 states)

      http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch

      http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PLRH



      --- In pfaf@yahoogroups.com, "Francis S" <manofpeace32@...> wrote:
      >
      > Here is a random link for Texas plantago
      > I think maybe even hitting mosquitoe's while biting
      > may cause it easier too send out the poison, but I haven't compared enough.
      >
      > One time though while in a( rainy) field of long grass I didn't hit any
      > and after being bit every second way over 20 times a scond
      > (not uncommon Im a guitar player)
      > I didn't have any need (itches) to scratch.
      >
      > taking vitamin B 1 garlic can help
      > also rubbing mint (catnip) on your skin should work
      > (but they will still crawl on you looking for a spot to bite.)
      > I never tried making tea , and putting it on your skin,
      > but I've read you can use pine needle tea.
      >
      > so many other things (aromatic smelling )herbs you can use,
      > but i'd have to search for it.
      >
      > I quote
      > Thirteen species of plantain are recognized in Texas.
      > Most are native, cool-season annuals,
      > but three species are perennials and two are introduced.
      >
      > redseed plantain (Plantago rhodosperma Dcne.)
      > Cedar OR Heller plantain (Plantago hellerii Small)
      > Hooker plantain
      >
      > http://essmextension.tamu.edu/plants/brushandweeds/detail.aspx?plantID=91
      >
      > It is always good to have some froze
      > just in case someone gets something like athlets foot in the winter
      > a strange bite or something else.
      >
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