USEFULNESS OF POLLEN GRAINS IN CLASSIFICATION TO HUMAN
Pollen grains have furrows, the orientation of which classify the pollen as colpate or sulcate. The number of furrows or pori help in the classification of the plant as well as pollen carries ecological information in plants.
The quantity of pollen reaching a pistillate flower can transmit ecological information and also regulate evolutionary plasticity in cross pollinating plant (Walter and Richard, 2004).
Pollen in fossil record can be used both for biostratigraphy and to gain information about the abundance and variety of plants alive, which can yield important information about palecochimates changes (Clark and Dively, 2001).
USEFULNESS OF POLLEN GRAINS TO HUMAN
Pollen is often marked as food for human consumption rather than a dietary supplement. This is because of it physiochemical constitute. The largest constituent is carbohydrate with protein content ranging from 7 to 35% depending on the plant species (Clark and Dively, 2001). Pollen is 40% protein and is a rich source of vitamin A, B complex, C, D and vitamin E. It is repository of 22amino acids, folic acid and poly unsaturated fatty acids.
- Pollen strengthens our immune system:- The proteins consist of mono and poly-unsaturated fats, vitamins and nucleic acids. The minerals like calcium and magnesium present in pollen are all known as boast up our immunes system (Stanley horn, 2001).
- It also builds up our resistance against allergies as it contains substances that trigger allergic reactions in a very small amounts (Mattila and Stanly-hon, 2001).
- Pollen are promote gastrointestinal motility because of its laxative effect. It is used especially for habitual constipation in the elderly (Hellmich and Rosanwo, 2001).
- Pollen causes natural weight loss by correcting some chemical imbalances which are responsible for weight gaining certain individuals (Walter and Richard, 2004). It also spread up the rate of metabolism and reduce hunger pangs. The lecithin present in pollen helps in dissolving and flushing out fat cells from the body (Walter and Richard, 2004). Pollen improves reproductive health of women by stimulating the ovaries and protects the eggs that are released by them (Geodakyyan et al, 2004).