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COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND

COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND
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GINSENG ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Ginseng is a plant in the Araliaceae family of plants. These are generally flowering plants and types of ivy.

The root of the plant is dried and ground and was traditionally used in Chinese medicine. In more recent times it is added to lots of different products including teas and supplements.

Studies have shown links to oral allergy type symptoms, which has shown to be from Bet v 1 proteins in the herb. These proteins are more easily broken down by temperature changes and processing, and is commonly linked to pollen food allergy syndromes.


Food Intolerances

As ginseng is generally consumed in very small amounts it is very rarely linked to food intolerances.

You can read more about Food Intolerances on the dedicated Food Intolerance Page.

Associated Syndromes

As ginseng contains Bet v 1 proteins it can be linked to Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome, which is where similarly shaped proteins cause allergy like irritation in the mouth, nose and throat.


Cross Reactivity

Other proteins which contain Bet v 1 include apple, caraway seeds, cherry, dill, hazelnut, kiwi, mango, melon, parlsey, peach, peanut, strawberry and tomato.

Please note this list of foods is not exhaustive, please visit the Cross Reactivity Tool for the most up to date food lists.




Resources

Websites

Science Direct - Ginseng


Articles and Journals

Effects of Red and Fermented Ginseng and Ginsenosides on Allergic Disorders, 2020

Clinical Manifestations and Risk Factors of Anaphylaxis in Pollen–Food Allergy Syndrome, 2019

First-reported pediatric cases of American ginseng anaphylaxis and allergy, 2018

Review of cases of patient risk associated with ginseng abuse and misuse, 2015

A Case of Korean Ginseng-Induced Anaphylaxis Confirmed by Open Oral Challenge and Basophil Activation Test, 2012

Korean Ginseng Makes Oral Allergy Syndrome in Birch-Sensitized Respiratory Allergy Patients, 2008

A Case Report of Suspected Ginseng Allergy, 2004



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