5 mg freeze dried extract of Cypress (Cupressus Arizonica) pollen. Cupressus arizonica, commonly known as Arizona cypress, is a species of coniferous evergreen tree that belongs to the Cupressaceae family. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it typically grows in dry, rocky slopes and canyons at elevations ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 feet (300 to 1,800 meters). The Arizona cypress is a slow-growing tree that can reach heights of up to 25 meters (82 feet) and has a conical shape with a broad, spreading crown. Its bark is grayish-brown and deeply furrowed, and its leaves are scale-like and arranged in opposite pairs along the stem. One of the most striking features of the Arizona cypress is its pollen, which is released between February and March. The pollen cones are small and appear as tiny, round, reddish-brown structures at the tips of the branches. The cones shed their pollen in great quantities, creating a fine yellow dust that covers everything in the vicinity. 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.
5 mg vial.
Our Cypress 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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