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Hi has anyone heard of or experienced parsnip burns from the sap from the parsnip leaves. If you cut down parsnip leaves make sure your arms and hands are covered. I've never heard of it and I cut down the parsnip tops three days ago and my arms, one worse than the other, have developed some bad burns. Just wanted to let you know to be careful. I am on pain killers and steroid cream.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,407
    I have heard that some folk can be sensitive to the sap … my brother grows them for the supermarkets. They take precautions for their farm

    Hope you heal quickly. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • hsheehan767hsheehan767 Posts: 6
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,565
    Umbellifer, like Giant Hogweed, many of them can do that to some extent. Celery for one
  • hsheehan767hsheehan767 Posts: 6
    I never heard of it before, then I am not really a gardener. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,581
    @hsheehan767. I would have thought that as you’d been on this site for 2.5 years you’d be well away with your gardening by now.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • hsheehan767hsheehan767 Posts: 6
    I just potter
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,581
    Nothing wrong with that. 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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