In Europe

In Europe

Allergy-inducing plants in Europe can be divided into five main areas:

  • Northern Birch, grasses
  • Central Deciduous forest trees, birch, grasses
  • Eastern Grasses, mugwort, ragweed
  • Mountainous Grasses, trees
  • Mediterranean Grasses, Parietaria, olive, cypress

Grass pollen is the most important allergen in Europe. As the cross-reactivity is extremely high amongst nearly all grasses, for the grass-pollen sensitive patient it makes no difference, which grass pollen she/he inhales. Only the pollen of cultivated rye has a higher allergen  than the pollen of wild grasses. In fact, the high meadow grasses like orchard grass or rye cause the majority of symptoms.

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 10, 2016

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