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- Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:11 pm
- Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
- Topic: Parsnip leaves = edible?
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Wild parsnip leaves contain furanocoumarins and they cause photodermatitis. This means that contact with the juice or even the leaves of a wild parsnip can make your skin extremely sensitive to UV light (e.g. sunlight). This commonly causes rashes and burning sores. Since commercially grown parsnips...