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05.08.2019



Ambrosia artemisiifolia - an actually highly allergetic danger !

From Stefan.lefnaer - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0,

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51404695


Ambrosia artemisiifolia (ragweed) is a plant of the composite family (Asteraceae). It sprouts in the spring into the summer and is an annual weed.
The plant is originally native to North America, but was inadvertendly introduced to Europe several years ago. Since then, Ambrosia has spread rapidly and is conquering more and more green spaces in Europe and Germany.
The rising temperatures due to climate change will favor the spread of the plant in the future.

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 lead to an allergic shock.

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

From old stocks of the former company Staufen we offer a small testampoule set for Ambrosia. It contains the highly allergetic plant in the potencies D4, D6, D12 and D30 and costs EUR 20,00 net.