||[Aug. 4th, 2011|08:28 pm]
"Hey, goldenrod is starting to bloom! It will be great for our bees! Maybe we will get some honey!"
"Hey, goldenrod is starting to bloom! My eyes!!! AAAAAAAGH!!!!"
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oh terrific. stupid goldenrod. that explains my itchy eyes and cough. UGH ...i hate august.
It doesn't have a lot to recommend it, I must admit.
Goldenrod blooms about the same time ragweed does. Ragweed is the usual severe allergen. Makes my eyes SQUIRT tears.
For some reason it's just my left eye.
they're in the same plant family.
swim goggles when you're outside??
Alas, it's more the breathing it in.
Hey. Goldenrod is starting to bloom. I've lost my voice!
Weirdly enough, I've heard that goldenrod can actually HELP with allergies if taken internally. Never investigated that myself, as I'm not allergic to it, but it might be worth looking into, especially if you know anyone trustworthy & knowledgeable about herbs! Myself, I have dried it & used in tea as a decongestant, and it works great for that.
I hadn't heard that. Interesting.