I am writing a summary on urushiol plant allergies and what the oil in the plant is . what it is is a toxin that reacts upon skin contact creating blisters and rashes .the oil is used for a plant defense and ensures no browsing animal for feasts . it is made up of numerous compounds found in the sap.thank you for reading my summary
- Plants are amazing organisms. They have a number of unique adaptations and abilities that help them thrive and survive.
- The oil is used for plant defense and ensures that no browsing animal feasts on the plant’s leaves for very long.
- The name urushiol is derived from the Japanese word for lacquer, urushi. the lacquer tree is in the same family as many of the other urushiol containing plants, which is Anacardiaceae.
“Some people are severely affected and will get pain and weeping blisters from skin contact. Other sufferers will just get mild itching and redness.”