How Ayurveda can help you to relief from seasonal allergy 

Allergy is a spontaneous response of immune system to any foreign material or environment. It is often observed in the people who are more sensitive towards this condition. These allergic substances which often cause reactions can be pollen, dust mites, fungal spores, medicines and food. If we talk about the seasonal allergies, they may occur seasonally like allergy from spores and cold/ hot weather. These allergies take their time and is needed to be take care throughout the season.

The proper cure of allergy is not present in allopathic world, they only stops the symptoms and the course of medicines is compulsory throughout the season. The antiallergic drugs possess many side-effects, which can leads to the complications sometimes. But if we talk about Ayurveda there are some medicinal herbs which can help to get rid of seasonal allergy with no side-effects. Also the cause of allergy is the stomach, incomplete digestion of food releases toxins and which results in allergies. These toxins are foreign particles to the body and with the collection of these toxins, hyper sensitivity condition arises. Which in results shows sensitivity for the foreign allergens and raise problems.

The allergic person may have symptoms and in some cases severe symptoms also occur.

Symptoms of the seasonal allergy

  • Nasal and chest congestion
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Wet eyes
  • Itching sensation
  • Tiredness
  • Roaring nose and sore throat

Now the question arises, How Ayurveda can help you to relief from seasonal allergy?

There are lots of medicinal herbs and herbal formulation available to deal with such kind of allergic conditions. These are helpful for providing relief and recovery from allergy. Some herbs are mentioned below which are helpful to get rid of allergies;

Herbs used in the treatment of allergy:

  • Ginger or Zingiber officinale

The stem of this herb is used in the treatment of allergy. It is helpful in reducing stomach pain and nausea.

  • Tulsi or Ocimum sanctum

Possess antimicrobial properties and proven to be beneficial in respiratory disorders. The compound ursolic acid present in this herb helps in heal asthma.

  • Dalchini or Cinnamomum Zeylenic

This is antimicrobial and helps in treating in the respiratory tract microbes. It also helps in eradicating cough from the body. The bark of this tree is used in the treatment of allergy. It is helpful in cold and cure skin allergies.

  • Turmeric or Curcuma longa

Antioxidants present in this spice improves the immune system of the body. It is also anti- inflammatory and used in the treatment of allergies.

  • Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera

Helpful in reducing stress and fatigue related problems. It also increase the immunity of the body, which helps in fighting against allergy.

  • Shirish or Albezzia lebbock

Sirish or Albizia Lebbeck is a medicinal plant which possess alkaloids, tannins, saponins and flavonoids which has medicinal properties. It is used in snake bites, also it is used in stings from poisonous animals. It prevents allergic reactions.

  • Vaasa or Adhatoda vasica

It is helpful in treating cough and bronchitis. It is also helpful in headache and fever.

  • Anantmool or Hemidesmus indicus

It is useful for the treatment of allergies and asthma because it has alkaloids in its leaves.

  • Madhuyashti or Glycyrrhiza Glabra.

The use of Madhuyashti can provide relief from cough. It is used to cure sore throat and dyspnoea.

Tips to prevent seasonal allergies:

  • The humidity level should be maintained in the house.
  • To prevent the entry of pollen and anthers, windows should remain generally closed.
  • Regular cleaning and monitoring of maintenance would be helpful, of the air filters and air conditioners, if they do not provide enough fresh air.
  • Dust particles are main cause of allergy, so they should be controlled in the house.

To prevent allergies there can be various treatments but the best is through Ayurveda. The herbs mentioned above can be the best remedy and answer of the question that; How Ayurveda can help you to relief from seasonal allergy? The simple remedies as explained in the article, can be useful to avoid allergy and its symptoms.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.