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Hay Fever Allergic Rhinitis Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever Natural Herbal Ayrveda Remedies Melbourne Australia


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:



  1. Prolonged indigestion
  2. Smoke and dust inhalation
  3. Awakening in the night
  4. Sleeping during daytime
  5. Cold weather
  6. Cold breeze contact
  7. Increased sexual activity
  8. Low immunity
  9. Suppression of natural urges
  10. Unhealthy lifestyle during seasonal changes



Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis or Hay fever




The following symptoms may be due to the allergic rhinitis or hay fever:


  • Sneezing - It is a typical symptom that affects almost every person with allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose or Rhinorrhoea
  • Post nasal drip
  • Itchy nose
  • Itchiness in the throat
  • Nose picking
  • Itchiness on the roof of the mouth
  • Cough
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Facial pain and sinus pressure
  • Decreased sense of taste
  • Decreased sense of smell
  • Body ache
  • Heaviness in head



Ayurvedic Natural treatment of Allergic Rhinitis




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.



Traditional used of Ayurvedic Herbs to Treat Hay Fever Naturally



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 for Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis



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.



Lifestyle and Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis



A healthy lifestyle and good dietary habits are also essential for the management and prevention of allergic rhinitis. Some major points are as follows:



  1. Take freshly prepared and warm foods
  2. Avoid junk food and packed cold foods.
  3. Avoid foods that likely to aggravate kapha humor such as ice cream, yogurt, oranges, bananas, potatoes, grapefruits, tomatoes etc.
  4. Avoid dusty and cold place.
  5. Steam inhalation can help in allergic rhinitis. It helps in relieving nasal congestion and sneezing.
  6. Take a sound sleep at night.




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.







Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Practitioner  (Recognised as Ayurvedic Doctor in India)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox form India

Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India

Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne

Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda) 

Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018

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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.




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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More