by sandeep raturi on Sep 30, 2023
Allergic Rhinitis is a medical condition which is characterized by the overactive immune response of the body to certain tiny particles in air called allergens. When a person inhales these allergens through nose or mouth, the immune system of the body produces chemical called histamine in increased amounts. This chemical is responsible for an allergic response of the body. The common symptoms include nasal congestion, frequent sneezing, irritation of nose or throat, etc. It is commonly known as common cold.
The allergens are presented both outdoor and indoor such as dust mites, pet dander, molds, pollens, etc. These allergens initiate overactive immune response of the body towards the allergen. With good eating habits and healthy lifestyle, it can be easily managed and prevented. There are some self-care measures which are helpful in its treatment.
Causes of Allergic Rhinitis-
The immune system of body produces white blood cells which help in providing protection to the body from foreign micro-organisms. But in allergic rhinitis, the immune system over-reacts to the presence of an allergen in body. The allergens are inhaled through nose or mouth. The immune system starts an inflammatory response in body. There occurs swelling of the mucous membranes of nose, mouth and throat. It is accompanied by itching in the affected area for the ejection of the allergen.
Some of the common allergens are:
Following are the causes of allergic rhinitis:
- Nasal congestion
- Dust mites
- Animal dander
- Mold spores
Sign and Symptom–
- Runny nose
- Itching in nose and throat
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Increased mucus production
- General body weakness
- Sore throat
- Difficulty in breathing
To reduce symptoms you should-
- Close windows in your home and car during the spring, summer and early fall when pollen counts are higher
- Avoid touching your face and rubbing your eyes or nose
- Put covers on pillows, mattresses and box springs to protect against dust mites
- Keep pets off couches and beds and close doors to bedrooms you don’t want them to enter.
- Wash your hands often especially after playing with pets
Management of Allergic Rhinitis in Ayurved-
In ayurveda, allergic rhinitis is compared with Vata – kaphajapratishaya.
The concept of Ama, Asatmya and virudhaahara also predict the allergic conditions.
Treatment in ayurveda –
Diet and lifestyle habits-
- Consume light food, lukewarm water, kaphanashaka foods
- Avoid heavy food, fermented food
- Avoid alcohol and cold beverages
- Do not expose to hot sunrays
- Do sufficient exercise
- Use mask while driving vehicle or going through public places.
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Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily.
2. Nerve up tablet
Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vatadoshas. It reduces kaphadosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudhakuchala, shudhashilajeet, pravalpishti, shankhbhasma etc. This tablet helps in the symptoms related to Allergy.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.
3. Curcumin Capsule
Curcumin Capsule helps in pacifying all three doshas. Curcumin Capsule is beneficial for variety of skin conditions like Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. This Capsule contains standardized extract of the herb Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric having powerful Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-microbial and Antioxidant properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.
This herbal preparation is in drops form prepared from five types of Tulsi. ShamaTulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Rama Tulsi (Ocimumgratissimum), KapoorTulsi (Ocimumcanum), ShwetTulsi (Ocimumbasilicum), NimbaTulsi (Ocimumcitriodorum) that provides good result in all allergic reactions.
Recommended Dosage: Take two to three drops twice daily.
5. Immuno Booster Tablet
It is a pure herbal combination that helps to build up immunity. It consists of effective levels of antioxidants. Vitamin C and E circulate in the body to protect it against the damage caused by free radicals. It has natural immunity-boosting properties to prevent and ease cough, cold, headache, and infections. it provides quick relief from early signs of running nose, itching throat, body ache, and weakness.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily