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ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

by Dr Vaid Ji on Mar 27, 2024

ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

OVERVIEW

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 a 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 present 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.

WHAT ARE THE 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 signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis:

Nasal congestion

  • Dust mites
  • Pollens
  • Animal dander
  • Cockroaches
  • Mold spores

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS?

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itching in nose and throat
  • Headache
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Increased mucus production
  • Malaise
  • General body weakness
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty in breathing

HOW THE DIAGNOSIS OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS IS MADE?

The doctor will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will ask patient about any allergies. He can suggest blood tests and an X-ray to the patient. He will ask about the past medical history also.

MANAGEMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS WITH THE MEDICATIONS OF CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis:

1. Detox Premium Powder
  • These herbal sachets are prepared from ingredients such as Shankh bhasma, Sutshekhar ras, Parvalpishti, Shukta, Giloy, Kamdudha ras, Shvetparpati that gives calming effect on the stomach.
  • Shankh bhasma: This ayurvedic bhasma is prepared from conch shell. The bhasma shows antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antacid, digestive stimulant properties. The problems like indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, etc are easily treated with it.
  • Sutshekhar ras: It is an ayurvedic preparation that maintains pitta dosha in the body. This ras provides effective results in abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, fever, headache, epigastric tenderness, etc.
  • Parval pishti: This pishti is prepared from coral calcium processed in rose water. It provides effective results in acidity, burning sensation, headache, etc.
  • Shukta pishti: This pishti balances the pitta dosha in the body and removes all toxins from the body.
  • Giloy satv: Giloy satv possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, immunomodulator, etc properties. It eliminates the ama from body hence provide good results in acidity problem.
  • Kamdudha ras: This ras reduces heat, burning sensation, epigastrium tenderness, irritability, heartburn, and acidity.
  • Shwet parpati: It is also effective in acidity.
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily.

2. Nerve up tablet
Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas. It reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti, shankh bhasma 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.

4. Amrit Tulsi Ras
This herbal preparation is in drops form prepared from five types of Tulsi. Shama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Rama Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum), Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum canum), Shwet Tulsi (Ocimum basilicum), Nimba Tulsi (Ocimum citriodorum) 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.