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5 Worst Plants For People With Allergies

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Every year hundreds of plants release pollen into the air and cause allergic reactions in many people. But only a small number of flowers, weeds and trees are responsible for most of the sneezing, itching and watery eyes. Some pollens can survive through the winter months and play with your immune systems all year. If you put any of these plants in your garden, you can expect more pollen and seasonal allergies. That’s why I made this small list and I hope It will help you which garden plants and flowers to avoid because they trigger allergies.

Red Clover

This plant reaches its best growth in cool climates and well drained clay soils. In hot climates, red clover may become dormant after the spring blooming period. No doubt this plant is really useful. Red Clover is used for hot flashes, PMS, breast health, lowering cholesterol,improving circulation of the blood. It helps prevent osteoporosis, reduces the possibility of blood clots, limiting the development of benign prostate hyperplasia, but be careful if you have it in your garden. It can provoke serious allergies in your body.


Ragweed may begin spreading the pollen at the end of July and continue into the middle of October. Its pollen can fly hundred of miles and survive through the winter. These plants most often can be found in rural areas and open spaces with a lot of sunlight. Every late spring and early fall they release little grains of pollen in order to fertilize other ragweed plants. This process leads to sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, running nose, headache and asthma.


Sunflower is found growing in the garden and along the roadside. Its flower heads are famous for turning to face the sun rays during the day. But this charmy flower can be dangerous to some people – one can be allergic to the pollen, other to the seed or the foliage. Be extra attentive with the sunflower ingredients if you have allergy, they can easily hide in your food or beauty products. The common symptoms of sunflower allergy are similar to many other allergies, but be observant because the sunflower products are used a lot in our everyday life.

Ox-eye Daisy

The leaves and the flowers of that plant are edible. Really delicious tea is made from it and it’s also used as a herbal medication. But the ox-eye daisy and other Chrysanthemum plants contain ingredient which is a strong inducer of allergic dermatitis. The scent of the flower and its leaves can provoke some rash allergies to some people. So gentle but so insidious plant, don’t you think?


Dandelion flowers in late spring and early summer, sometimes with a secondary flowering in autumn. The allergy caused by this plant is linked to ragweed allergies. Some scientific researchеs says that a single ragweed plant can produce 1 billion grains of pollen just for one season. Can you imagine how serious is that for your immune system – asthma, wheezing, headaches and sinusitis during the day and sometimes all night, this is painful!

Every person who is obligated to take pills or other medicaments for months just to go outside and live his life like normal people, knows that the allergies can kill the satisfaction of the new spring season. And it is getting more dangerous if you have a garden and you have to maintain it regularly during the warm months. That’s why the best choice for you is to take advantage of personalised gardening services. By hiring a company for garden care you will save worries, you will reduce the consummation of medicaments and you can enjoy your well – maintained backyard. Don’t you think that this a practical and healthier solution for all problems with your allergies?

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