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Post  jazzycat 5/3/2013, 1:41 am

Does anyone do this? I've never heard of it, but I came across this video saying the salicylic acid in aspirin boosts hormones that help fight off disease.

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Post  jmsieglaff 5/3/2013, 11:07 am

Seems like there is some research that suggests this is true. Here's a link to a scientific journal article: http://www.znaturforsch.com/ac/v59c/s59c0856.pdf

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Post  Rahab222 3/10/2014, 4:25 am

I'm going to try this!
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Post  quiltbea 3/10/2014, 1:16 pm

I've got a gallon sprayer on my list of supplies for this year.  Gary from the video, experiments and follows thru with lots of tips on garden veggies.  I found him knowledgable in other things before.
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Post  walshevak 3/10/2014, 1:47 pm

Mel recommends this.  Can't remember if it was in a book, in a newsletter or on his blog, but I saw it officially.

HMMM, I use a salicylic shampoo for my scalp psoriasis.  Wonder if it can be used as the soap in my soapy insect spray.  Could serve 2  purposes. What do you think?

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Post  camprn 3/10/2014, 2:22 pm

@walshevak wrote:Mel recommends this.  Can't remember if it was in a book, in a newsletter or on his blog, but I saw it officially.

HMMM, I use a salicylic shampoo for my scalp psoriasis.  Wonder if it can be used as the soap in my soapy insect spray.  Could serve 2  purposes. What do you think?

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Please provide a citation of Mel's recommendation.

Regarding your question about using psoriasis shampoo in the garden...
I think that adding things to the garden that are not made of compost is a game of Russian Roulette. After all, the garden doesn't have psoriasis, does it?

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Post  sanderson 3/10/2014, 3:16 pm

Kay, I wouldn't use the psoriasis shampoo as a source of aspirin. There are other ingredients in that shampoo.
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Post  CapeCoddess 3/10/2014, 4:35 pm

@walshevak wrote:Mel recommends this.  Can't remember if it was in a book, in a newsletter or on his blog, but I saw it officially.

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It's in the Answer Book if someone wants to look it up and provide the pg # & recipe.  I don't own the book but got it out of the library and did the baby aspirin in water after getting early, and later late, blight on my cherry tomatoes.  I watered the base of the plants with the liquid and it kept the blight at bay.  I had a fine season!

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Post  littlejo 3/10/2014, 7:22 pm

Mel B. may have it in the Answer book, but I don't own it either. Here are a few links if anyone is interested. I had Septora leaf blight last yr. and I think the last link has several homemade fungicides, which I think I will try them, couldn't hurt. Jo
http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/qa/aspirin-cures-plant-headaches.aspx

http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/qa/aspirin-cures-plant-headaches.aspx

http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=9344

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/12/031209080025.htm

http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living/articles/121457.aspx

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Post  camprn 3/10/2014, 7:27 pm

Thanks Jo! okay 

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Post  yolos 3/10/2014, 8:00 pm

From the Square Foot Gardening Answer Book:

"What should I do about small spots of fungus on my plants??"

Answer - "... on the odd chance your plants are affected, here's a homespun solution:  water the plant once a week with a solution of one Bayer's children aspirin dissolved in a cup of water.  Just make sure you water only the affected plant; this solution should not be used on healthy plants".
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Post  recoush 3/10/2014, 8:07 pm

Dang I love this site,  another use for my baby Aspirin a day keeps the Blight away   Very Happy 
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