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Old 06-04-2021, 05:54 PM
 
Location: South-Western USA , desert
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I'm helping my friend add to her garden. We're both into natural health & healthy eating, & I was thinking of giving her Plantago/Plantain seeds . . . until I just read that their pollen can be the source of allergies . . . and she has serious tree & grass pollen allergies that I already know of. So . . . I'm wondering if she could be NOT allergic to eating the plant, even if she turns out to be allergic to its pollen . . . and . . . whether she could keep the flower stalks cut off to avoid keep any pollen from forming. Thank You for your shared insight!


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Plantain (Plantago) Genus Level Details & Allergy Info

https://www.pollenlibrary.com/GENUS/Plantago/
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Old 06-04-2021, 06:24 PM
 
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I'm helping my friend add to her garden. We're both into natural health & healthy eating, & I was thinking of giving her Plantago/Plantain seeds . . . until I just read that their pollen can be the source of allergies . . . and she has serious tree & grass pollen allergies that I already know of. So . . . I'm wondering if she could be NOT allergic to eating the plant, even if she turns out to be allergic to its pollen . . . and . . . whether she could keep the flower stalks cut off to avoid keep any pollen from forming. Thank You for your shared insight!


This is what I was just reading from:


Plantain (Plantago) Genus Level Details & Allergy Info

https://www.pollenlibrary.com/GENUS/Plantago/
There are degrees of sensitivity to allergens. If someone is highly allergic to a plant, even handling any part of it could cause a problem. It isn't limited to inhaling it. Whether the plant is cooked or not could also factor into how likely she is to react to it. Cooking alters the food on a chemical level. She should check with her allergist to see whether plantain is on her list to avoid. If not, maybe she could try eating a small amount of cooked plantain as a trial.
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Old 06-17-2021, 02:30 AM
 
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I think it's better to avoid giving her plantago or plantain seeds as she is allergic to pollens.
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