English Plantain is an erect perennial growing 0.3 m to 0.5 m in height. The leaves are found at the base of the stalk, and are dark green, 5 to 40 cm long, 8 to 25 mm wide, and 3-ribbed, with a smooth, wavy texture. The margins are slightly toothed. The leaves are oblong or lance-shaped, tapering at the base into a slender stalk. The leaf axils are often filled with long brownish cottony hairs. English Plantain pollen is an important cause of asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis, particularly in the temperate regions of North America, Australia and Europe.e English plantain (Plantago lanceolata) sheds the most pollen and is most allergenic of the plantains. Plantain pollen is considered by some allergists to be a significant problem, particularly in the eastern coastal states, the Northwest, and California. English plantain is a common weed that is also known as Ribwort Plantain. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy English Plantain. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy English Plantain. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|