toxicity of Boophone disticha pollen ?

Arnold Trachtenberg
Mon, 05 May 2008 15:45:21 PDT
I think Phil may be on target regarding the hypersensitivity to Boophone 

Pollen contains proteins and as we all know anyone can have a reaction 
to any protein.  The pollen functions as an antigen and triggers our 
immune system to kick into action.

This can be anywhere from a runny nose to muscle aches to anaphlatic 
shock that you see with people allergic to penicillin.


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