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Allergic RhinitisAyurvedic Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis - Medicines, Home Remedies and Diet Charts

Allergic Rhinitis is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen and is very common nowadays. It is characterized by headache, itchy eyes and throat, runny nose with watery discharge and sneezing and is thus categorized in chronic ailments because it builds up over a period of time. In Ayurveda medicninal science, such allergies are thought of being caused due to hypersensitivity of the nervous system and thus VATA and PITTA is the prime concern here. Allergic Rhinitis treatment in Ayurveda is personalized according to every patient’s body type, and hence it is effective, highly accountable and its only through intake of medicinal herbs - that complete healing can be achieved. You are welcome to contact Nakra Ayurveda Hospitals and Herbals Pvt Ltd to avail our Free Online Ayurveda Consultation for Allergic Rhinitis.

Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

Some of the causes include indigestion / irregular dietary pattern, inhalation of smoke-dust and other such pollutants, staying awake in the night on consitent basis, sleeping in the daytime and particularly after breakfast, exposure to cold and chilly weather for long duration, increased sexual activity on abnormal parameters, not being in balance with the season with regards diet and lifestyle, and the suppression of natural urges are also one such factor. For Allergic Rhinitis treatment, first these causes are mitigated through a 360 degree personalized approach and its through intake of customized herbal formulation, we can achieve holistic health benefits.

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

  • - Tickling sensation and irritation in the nostrils with redness as well

  • - Sneezing repeatedly and particularly in morning

  • - Body aches all throughout the day

  • - Watery eyes with redness as well

  • - Running nose all throughout the day

  • - Cough which is present in night as well

  • - Hoarseness of the voice in chronic cases

  • - Headache and heaviness in the head all throughout the day

Ayurvedic Allergic Rhinitis Treatment

Allergic Rhinitis from an Ayurvedic perspective is caused due to the ama (toxins) present in the body and due to low immunity as both of these factors shall enable high dosha vitiation in body. Accumulated ama aggravates the levels of Kapha (Water) in the body, giving rise to different symptoms of allergies and it forms the root cause.

Ayurveda believes in balancing the three doshas present in the human body, thus treating the disease on the whole and it holds accountable answer in this regard. Treatment involves clearing the sinuses and expelling phlegm, alleviating the relevant dosha and detoxification thats why healing is holistic in nature by intake of medicinal herbs. To permanently resolve this disorder, dietary and lifestyle adjustments may be necessary in addition to the strengthening of the immune system and in herbal medicinal science following dietary regimen is very pivotal.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice of Allergic Rhinitis

  • - Have freshly-prepared, warm food always and everytime

  • - Avoid stale and junk food as it forms ama in our body

  • - Kapha-aggravating / promoting foods with the likes of dairy, wheat, sugar, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, bananas, oranges and grapefruits should be avoided and its very important

  • - Cover your nose in dusty or cold surroundings because its the root causative factor.

  • - Whenever you feel slight congestion, take a steam inhalation treatment and it certainly helps a lot.

  • - Avoid sleeping in the open and cover yourself properly before going to sleep because allergens should be avoided. 

Home Remedies of Allergic Rhinitis

  • - Boil ½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger in milk and it can be any fat free milk. Add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and the milk bust e a hot one. Take 2-3 times a day for best health benefits. Turmeric is a natural immune booster and very effective in allergic rhinitis so its advised in all such cases with complete sincerity of intake.

  • - Mix ½ teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) fruit powder with 1 teaspoon of honey and its highly useful for health benefits. Take twice a day with lukewarm water.

  • - Prepare a decoction by boiling ½ teaspoon licorice root powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, and 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger along with 8-10 basil leaves in a cup of water and the boiling process should be very gradual so all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Reduce the liquid to a half and now its prepared. Add ½ teaspoon of sugar (optional) and drink lukewarm in the mornings and evenings in place of tea/coffee as not only its good for respiratory but for immune system as well.

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