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- Allergens 101Nettle
A fast-growing perennial plant found in meadows, near buildings, and in nitrate-rich soils. Nettle is sometimes used for salads, soups, tea, colouring, as a curdling agent, and in herbal remedies.
- Allergens 101Elm Tree
Deciduous trees, meaning they lose their leaves in autumn, mainly used for ornamental planting or shading in the United States.
- Allergens 101Bahia Grass
A subtropical grass species that exists in most of the tropical and warm-temperate regions of the world. Bahia Grass is used as a forage and turf grass, as a ground cover, and is also used to control soil erosion in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Pacific.
- Allergens 101Pigweed
One of the most allergenic weeds in the world, pigweed is an insect and wind-pollinated plant commonly found in pasturelands, and farming fields.
- Allergens 101Maple Tree
Maple trees, also known as boxelder, are the source of maple syrup! These trees grow rapidly, which is why they are commonly found alongside roads, and in parks.
- 3 min readHow to take your NectarDx Allergy Test
Test for over 30 indoor and outdoor allergens with our at-home NectarDx Allergy Test. You'll find your unique activation code on the back of your Blood Sample Collection Card. Make sure to write down your activation code for your own records.
- 4 min readMeet allergist: Shyam Joshi, M.D.
Meet Shyam Joshi, M.D. - the Chief Medical Officer at Nectar. With over a decade of experience in the field, he is a driving force of innovation, research, and patient-first practices at Nectar.
- 8 min readEnvironmental Allergies 101
More than 50 million Americans experience all types of allergies every year, and that number is on the rise regardless of age, sex or race. Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to generally harmless substances such as pollen, foods, and animal dander.
- 6 min readMeet Dr. Z
Meet Dr. John F. Zwetchkenbaum - a Medical Advisor at Nectar. Dr. Z is the chief allergist and founder of Allergy & Asthma Physicians of Rhode Island. The motto of his practice is, “Treat the cause, defeat the symptom.”