10 mg freeze dried extract of Acacia (Acacia spp.) pollen. Acacia is a genus of trees and shrubs that belong to the pea family (Fabaceae). Acacias are widely distributed across the globe, with over 1,000 species found in various regions, including Australia, Africa, and the Americas. The trees are known for their fragrant flowers and distinctive foliage, with many species also having commercial and medicinal uses. One of the most notable features of acacia trees is their pollen, which is highly allergenic and can cause a range of symptoms in sensitive individuals. Acacia pollen is released into the air during the spring and summer months, with peak pollen counts occurring in late spring. When inhaled, the pollen grains can cause allergic reactions, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and asthma attacks. Despite its allergenic properties, acacia pollen is also used in various industries, including food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The pollen contains high levels of protein and carbohydrates, which make it a valuable ingredient in food products like honey and as a natural sweetener.
Raw material was cultivated in Middle Europe by collecting branches of trees and put in a greenhouse until the inflorescences matured. After maturing the inflorescences were collected, sieved and extracted with acetone. The pollen have been extracted followed by filtration. They have been freeze dried after dialysis.
Pollen is one of the most common triggers of seasonal allergies worldwide. Depending on the season, weeds, grasses and trees release pollen to fertilize their own species. The wind travels the tiny and light pollen but unfortunately they end up in our noses, eyes and lungs as well.With their powdery, granular appearance they look quite delicate and innocent. In some people they will however trigger an allergic reaction. We mostly relate to this as hay fever. Most common symptoms are a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes but sometimes also symptoms of the lower airways (asthma). In allergy-prone individuals, their immune system reacts to allergenic proteins by generation of IgE antibodies, a process called sensitization. These antibodies will bind to receptors on mast cells and basophils, the effector cells of allergic diseases. If a pollen-sensitized person then gets exposed in pollen season, these effector cells release various mediators such as histamine. These mediators together are at the basis of starting off the allergic symptoms.
10 mg vial.
Our Acacia extract can be used for applications such as:
- As a diagnostic marker
- Investigate the development of pollen allergy
- Develop a therapy against pollen allergy
- Induce allergy in an animal model
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