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Chronic Rhinitis treatment with Ayurveda - Medicines, Home Remedies and Diet Charts

Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose and its concerning entirely with our respiratory system. A person is diagnosed as chronic rhinitis when symptoms continue long-term or occur for more than four days per week, and occur for at least four weeks while in few cases its so severe that even hospitalization is required with porloged intake of medications. However, in practice there is great variation ad doctors should diagnose on differential aspects so a precise prescription be provided to patient. You are welcome to contact Nakra Ayurveda Hospitals and Herbals Pvt Ltd to avail our Free Online Ayurveda Consultation for Chronic Rhinitis.

Causes of Chronic Rhinitis

Repeated exposure to factors responsible for causing chronic rhinitis generally leads to a chronic condition so while ailment is in acute stage, patients must address with caution and with care with regards their ailments. For instance, repeated exposure to exhaust gases, perfumes, chlorine, detergents, cigarette smoke, dust etc can cause an individual the chronic rhinitis because all these are very strong causative agents for the development of chronic rhinitis. Prolonged exposure to cold climate and frequent consumption of cold food items like curds & ice cream and most importantly decreased immunity are often responsible for causing chronic rhinitis because all these tends to vitiate the kapha and pitta dosha and thus ailments are the result.

Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis

  • - Sneezing

  • - Bad odour in respiration

  • - Headache, and itchy and watery red eyes

  • - Itchy throat

  • - Loss of smell

  • - Blocked or congested nose

Ayurvedic Chronic Rhinitis Treatment

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, rhinitis, or dushta pratishya appears due to imbalance of pitta and kapha because both of these are very pivotal in our respiratory system and thus dietary regimen is important in healing aspects . Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor, which symbolizes heat or fire as has been evident in all our ancient ayurvedic texts. Kapha is another Ayurvedic humour, which manifests as a mucus like substance, that is dense, heavy, firm, stable, slow, thick, sticky, wet, clear and cold in nature so any dietary susbstance which aggravates pitta / kapha should be discouraged and patient should not take those foods. Aggravated pitta and kapha produce heating mucus-like toxins and its the blockage of these toxins in our body which can result in numerous abnormalities. These toxins circulate in the blood and are transported through channels to weakest part of body resulting in the development of chronic ailments. In such a case, the weakest part of the body is the respiratory system and thus chronic rhinitis is the results which can be quite troublesome for patients on many aspects. Heating, mucus-like toxins accumulate in respiratory system and leads to rhinitis so patients are advised to take advice of physician and stay on a recommended dietary protocol as well with sincerity.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice for Patients of Chronic Rhinitis

  • - One should avoid foods which increase pitta and kapha dosha such as fried, oily, deep fried, sour and excessively sweet foods because an intake of these foods will further result in aggravation of blocked toxins in our body channels.

  • Citrus fruits (lemon, lime, orange), chutneys, sauces, fermented food, mustard and vinegar should be avoided because all these as well aggravate pitta and kapha dosha resulting in more chronic nature of ailment. One should avoid foods made from white flour such as bread, cakes, pastries and pizza etc. because these are not very well digested in our body and thus results in blockage of channels.

  • Artificial foods, fast foods, cola drinks, and tomatoes should be avoided because all these also aggravate the pitta and kapha dosha. Tea, coffee, alcohol and smoking should be avoided as these contain harmful substances which further vitiate our cellular physiology. 

  • In addition, very cold, frozen and heavy foods (which are difficult to digest) should be avoided because these all also result in further vitiation of dosha in our body. 

  • The focus should be on foods which are naturally sweet, bland and alkaline in nature as these are light on digestive system and also they enable a healthy mind with healthy body. 

Home Remedies for Chronic Rhinitis

  • - Boil 10 clove (lavang) buds and add 10 cloves of crushed garlic and please do ensure to crush the garlic else mixture shall not be beneficial. Boil with two glasses of water and reduce it to a half as we call this prepared mixture as kwatha in our herbal medicinal sceince. Add little bit of salt as per taste of patients and take twice or thrice daily before having meals. 

  • - Mix powdered licorice (mulethi), black pepper (kalimirch) and turmeric (haldi) in equal quantities and please do ensure here so all are in absolute equal quantities. Take a spoon of this mixture and boil it with 11 basil leaves (tulsi) and a cup of water on a very low heat so its ready with no loss of any medicinal properties. Let it cooo to a lukewarm temperature and then Drink it lukewarm thrice daily.

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