Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a common problem among people with low immunity. It influences the school and work attendance.
Allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction to the pollen, domestic pets and dust mites.
Allergic rhinitis symptoms are itchy eyes, itchiness in throat, headache, sneezing and runny nose.
Allergic rhinitis types
Allergic rhinitis can be divided into two main categories, as follows:
Hay fever (Seasonal allergic rhinitis):
This type of allergic rhinitis occurs at certain times such as during seasonal change, season of pollens and other allergen particles.
Persistent allergic rhinitis:
Persistent allergic rhinitis is also called Perennial rhinitis, which can affect a person throughout the year. The common allergens responsible for this type are domestic pets and house dust mites.
The environmental factors and genetic factors both play a role in development of allergic rhinitis or hay fever. The common allergens are:
Associated causes are:
Ayurveda & Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever
Allergic Rhinitis occurs due to AMA (accumulated toxins) in the body and decreased immunity, according to ayurvedic science. AMA affects the kapha and vata humor in the body, which give rise to the different symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
According to ayurveda, allergic rhinitis may have other associated contributing factors such as:
The following symptoms may be due to the allergic rhinitis or hay fever:
Ayurvedic treatment involves the balancing of three humors and eradication of body toxins. It Includes herbs and ayurvedic medicines that increase immunity power of the body and removes the toxins from the body. Lifestyle changes and dietary adjustment also play a crucial role in ayurvedic management of allergic rhinitis.
All ayurvedic herbs need a special care for individualized selection as per body type and dominance of humor involved in the development of the disease. Therefore, for procuring the right choice of herbs for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, contact ayurvedic doctors at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Melbourne, Australia. The following herbs are helpful in allergic rhinitis treatment:
Haridra (Indian Turmeric/Curcuma longa)
Indian turmeric has a potent action against hay fever (allergic rhinitis). It helps in improving the body stamina to combat with allergic reaction. It improves body's immunity system and helps in reducing allergic symptoms.
Haridra contains an active constituent named as curcumin, which is also well studied for its effectiveness in prevention of cancer. It is also a potent antioxidant, so it helps to improve the overall health of a person.
Indian turmeric is also hepato-protective, anti-oxidant, a natural detoxifier, which lowers cholesterol, heals ulcer and improves immune system.
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
Punarnava is rejuvenating ayurvedic herb. However, it is used for kidney disease due to its diuretic action, but is also beneficial in other diseases. It has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and immunomodulator effects. It improves immunity and reduces the frequency of hypersensitivity reactions. It helps in allergic rhinitis and new fever along with common cold like symptoms. It reduces nasal congestion, headache, and itchiness of nose, throat and eyes.
Giloy (tinospora cordifolia)
Giloy is also called amrita and it has potent immunomodulator effects. It improves immunity and prevents recurrence of the allergic rhinitis. It is also beneficial for people with Persistent allergic rhinitis. It helps to build immunity against house dust mites and respiratory infections.
Vacha (acorus calamus)
Vacha helps in loss of appetite, indigestion, memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and other diseases. It is also used in allergic rhinitis due to its anti-allergic properties. It has hot potency, so it reduces symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose.
Nagarmotha (cyperus rotundus)
Nagarmotha works in allergic rhinitis due to its digestive action. It helps to digest excess kapha and reduces ama (toxins) formation in the body. It helps in symptoms such as fever, sneezing, excess mucus production, post nasal drip etc.
Trikatu contains three herbs. These are long pepper, dried ginger, black pepper. All these three herbs are pungent in taste and hot in potency. All these herbs prevent ama formation, digest excess kapha, reduce aggravation of kapha, balance vata humor and help to eliminate accumulation toxins from the body. Therefore, these three herbs are beneficial in allergic rhinitis. Trikatu helps in reducing sneezing, itchiness of throat and nose. It also reduces nasal congestion and postnasal drip.
Ayurvedic Natural Remedies therapies for Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis
Virechana ( Herbal Purgation)
Virechana helps in removing the body toxins from the body. Ama accumulation is the main cause of the allergic rhinitis. There are ama pachaka medicines are prescribed during the course of virechana, which also help in allergic rhinitis. Virechana is a body detoxification therapy that helps to prevent recurrent attacks of allergic rhinitis as well.
Yoga, pranayama and yoga poses help in reducing allergic reactions and build stamina to fight off the disease. Yoga improves the lung capacity and respiratory stamina. It helps in draining mucus from the respiratory tract. Yoga also enhances immunity of a person, so it helps in overall all aspects of disease. Yoga poses beneficial in allergic rhinitis are Kapalbhati Pranayam, Anulom -Vilom Pranayam, Vibhadrasana (warrior pose), Vrukshasana (Tree pose), Uthita trikonasana (Extended Triangle pose), Bhujangasan (cobra pose), Pavanmuktasana (Gas releasing pose) and Shavasana corpse pose.
A healthy lifestyle and good dietary habits are also essential for the management and prevention of allergic rhinitis. Some major points are as follows:
Ayurvedic treatment for hay fever and allergic rhinitis is very effective and promising. You can contact Dr. Gurnam Saini, best ayurvedic specialist for the effective and natural treatment of allergic rhinitis in Melbourne, Australia.
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