birding-aus Gympie Gympie Stinging Tree

Subject: birding-aus Gympie Gympie Stinging Tree
From: (Mike Tarburton)
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 17:24:19 +1000 (EST)
Victor Yue asked
"Where can I get more information on this?"

>From experiences with this tree, I know that it seriously affects some
people for a week or so almost continually, then possibly for several weeks
longer intermittently, sometimes being brought back by contact with cold
air or objects or water.

I also learned from reading in the WA State Library as a kid that the sap
from the bark (stem or root) is the best treatment.  I have used it twice
on people in my company when stung, and the thing has ended in an hour or

I think that is worth knowing, so did the recipients, one of whom had been
stung previously, and had endured several weeks of pain.



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