Allergic diseases are also increasing in modern humans. Allergic rhinitis is a very common type of allergy today. Allergic rhinitis is defined as an allergic symptom of the nasal passages. Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal (occurring at certain times of the year) or year-round (occurring year-round). Allergens that cause seasonal allergic rhinitis include tree, grass, weed pollen, mould, and mould spores. Allergens that commonly cause year-round allergic rhinitis include house dust mites, cockroaches, animal dander, and mould.
How does allergic rhinitis manifest itself?
This condition occurs when an allergen (allergy-causing agent) comes into contact with the nose and usually the ears, sinuses and throat. The cells release the chemical histamine when an allergen comes into contact with the lining of the nose and sinuses.
What are the symptoms for allergic rhinitis ?
Swollen eyes or ‘allergic shiners’
post nasal drip
Causes of allergic rhinitis
Anyone can have allergies like this, but if someone in your family has had allergies before, then you are more likely to have it. There are also some external factors that can cause you to be allergic.
beedi, cigarette smoke
having a cold temperature
humidity in the air
Ayurvedic concept of allergic rhinitis:
According to Ayurveda, allergic rhinitis is compared with vata-kaphaja pratisaya. The concepts of ama, anatomy and virudha diet can also predict allergies.
Ama is the product of impaired digestion and metabolism. Pratishyaya is manifested by influencing its rasa and rakta dhatu. A combination of the wrong diet (Viva diet) has antagonistic properties like fish with milk, fruit juice with milk, butter with honey, ice cream after dinner etc.
Ayurveda believes in balancing the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kaif present in the human body, thus curing the entire disease. Treatment involves clearing the sinuses and expelling phlegm, alleviating its associated doshas, and detoxification. To solve this disorder forever, it is necessary to strengthen the immune system and make adjustments in diet and lifestyle. Panchakarma is an effective remedy for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
Ayurvedic treatment for allergic rhinitis:
If there is a severe symptom and in chronic conditions, Vamana Panchakarma treatment, followed by Virechana. It helps in relieving ama and balancing the tridoshas i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
In some cases, where the patient’s digestive power is normal, nasya treatment (nasal drop therapy) is administered along with herbal oils such as anu taila or shadbindu taila.
Following the above Panchakarma treatments, Ayurvedic medicines are given to improve respiratory immunity and strength of the upper respiratory tract.
Useful Ayurvedic medicines in treating allergic rhinitis:
Nimbarjandi tablet – It mainly contains Neem and Turmeric.
Chavikasavam – Fermented Ayurvedic liquid, also used for urinary tract disorders.
Mahalaxmi Vilas Ras – Also used for skin diseases, diabetes, sinus, non-healing wounds etc.
Other medicines: Narada Lakshmi Vilas Ras, Ananda Bhairav Ras, Tribhuvan Kirti Ras, Shringarbhakra Ras, Mayur Shringa Bhasma, Abhrak Bhasma, Lavangadi tablets, Sitopaladi Churna, Marichayadi Yoga, Vyoshadi tablets, Khadiradi tablets have been used.