9 mg freeze dried extract of Olive tree (Olea europaea) pollen. Belonging to the family Oleaceae, the olive tree (Olea europaea) is a small, evergreen tree that is native to the Mediterranean region, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years. In addition to its cultural and culinary significance, the olive tree is also valued for its oil, which is widely used in cooking, cosmetics, and even religious rituals. Today, the olive tree is cultivated in many parts of the world, including New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and America, where it has adapted to a range of different climates and conditions. Olive trees can grow up to 13 meters in height and have a gnarled, twisted trunk and branches. While the olive tree is beloved by many, it can also cause health issues for some people. The pollen from olive trees can induce asthma, allergic rhinitis, and allergic conjunctivitis in sensitized individuals. The pollen grains are easily recognized, appearing as a fine, dusty substance that is released from the tree’s flowers. This process of pollination typically occurs between April and June.
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.
9 mg vial.
Our Olive tree 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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