Hay Fever Allergy and Ayurveda
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 may include itchy eyes, itchiness in throat, headache, sneezing and runny nose.
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 elimination of body toxins. It Includes herbs and ayurvedic medicines that help to increase immunity power of the body and reduce 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, one should get a proper ayurvedic consultation. The following herbs may be helpful in allergic rhinitis treatment:
Haridra (Indian Turmeric/Curcuma longa)
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
Giloy (tinospora cordifolia)
Vacha (acorus calamus)
Nagarmotha (cyperus rotundus)
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 herb help 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 helps to reduce 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 considered as the main cause of the allergic rhinitis as per ayurvedic principles. The ama reducing medicines are prescribed during the course of virechana, which also help in allergic rhinitis. Virechana is a body detoxification therapy that helps to prevent and minimise the 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:
If you wish to enquire more information on Hay fever Allergic Rhinitis Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
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