Ambrosia artemisiifolia - an actually highly allergetic danger !
From Stefan.lefnaer - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0,
The ragweed plant is highly allergenic and causes severe reactions in some people. Their pollen are even among the strongest allergy triggers in the plant world. Often the contact leads directly to allergic asthma. In addition, cases are accumulating in which the allergens have led to an allergic shock.
Sensitive persons show allergic reactions when exposed to more than six pollen per cubic meter of air. The flowering time of the Ambrosia is late and lasts from July to October. Even the skin contact with the inflorescences can trigger allergic reactions.
Cross-allergies with other composite family plants sach as goldenrod, sunflower, chamomile or arnica are possible.
Native Americans used the plant as a medical pülant. They appreciated the herb for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. In homeopathic dilution the Ambrosia relieves typical hay fever symptoms in the sens of Hahnemann´s "simile principle", such as:
- nasal itchinrunny nose
- stuffy nose
- eye tears
- ithy eyes
- palata itching
- skin irritation
- sore throat
- swollen mucous membranes