10 mg freeze dried extract of Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) pollen. Ribwort, also known as Plantago lanceolata, is a common weed that can be found growing on cultivated or disturbed land in many parts of the world, including North America. While the plant has many positive attributes, such as its ability to provide a rich source of nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators, it can also cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The pollen of ribwort is known to be a potent allergen, and exposure to it can trigger symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes in sensitive individuals. While the plant has a long history of use in traditional medicine for a range of ailments, including respiratory infections and skin conditions, its potential to cause allergies should be taken into consideration when using it for these purposes. Despite its potential to cause allergies, ribwort remains a familiar sight on cultivated and disturbed land around the world, thanks in part to its hardy nature and many positive attributes. With its long history of use in traditional medicine and its important ecological role as a source of nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators, ribwort is likely to remain a valuable plant for many years to come.
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 Ribwort 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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