Allergen of the day : Ragweed.

Good morning all and thank you for stopping by my blog. As the ragweed season is coming up soon I thought I would post a little information about the weed and how to avoid it. Ragweed is a flowering (not the pretty kind) plant from the genus Ambrosia. Different species of the plant can grow from a few inches to a few feet high. A single plant of ragweed can produce up to a billion grains of pollen a year (Now that is a lot of sneezes). Some people with problems with ragweed can also have issues with certain raw fruits and vegetables (beans, celery, cumin, hazelnuts, kiwifruit, parsley, potatoes, bananas, melons, cucumbers, and zucchini ) Ragweed pollen in the Saint Louis area comes out in mid-August so it is coming soon. If you do have a ragweed allergy there are several options to treat the symptoms of this problem.

Ragweed pollen under magnification

ragweed picture

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