Can Ayurveda Cure Allergy?
Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5000 years and has an incredible track record. As per Ayurveda, allergy is defined as a hypersensitive immune system, causing various physical problems like skin rashes, respiratory issues, asthma, etc. It is not possible to avoid allergens completely, and therefore the need for a cure arises. Ayurveda, in moderation with medicinal treatments, is very good at treating symptoms as well as preventing allergies.
Ayurveda sees the human body as an energy system. The three doshas, Vata (air), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (water) are said to govern all aspects of our lives, including our health, our emotions, and even our personality. Any imbalance of these three doshas gives rise to diseases, including allergies. Ayurvedic treatment is designed to restore balance to these three doshas by using specific herbs, oils, foods, and natural remedies.
Vata Type Allergy
This type of allergy is caused due to dryness and can get worse in windy or dry environments. Symptoms include – anxiety, cough, insomnia, etc.
Kapha Type Allergy
This type of allergy is caused due to humid environments and can get worse during springtime or warm weather. Symptoms include – digestion problems, clear or cloudy mucous, etc.
Pitta Type Allergy
This type of allergy worsens during summers. Symptoms include – burning eyes, skin rashes, loose stools, etc.
While the treatments for various types of allergies are different, there are some things you can do at home to keep allergies at bay:
- Neti Pot
Use a neti pot once regularly, or even twice a day. Make a concoction of distilled water and weak saline solution as this helps loosen the Kapha dosha in your sinuses. Moreover, it also helps remove any allergens that may be sticking to your mucous membrane.
Dab some sesame oil infused with camphor or eucalyptus in each nostril after an hour of using your neti pot.
Trikatu is an Ayurvedic herbal compound, consisting of long pepper, black pepper, and ginger. Consume this before your meal to heat your digestive fire (Agni).
- Avoid cold food
Keep yourself away from heavy cold foods, and drinks, including wheat, dairy, meat, processed foods, sugar, iced beverages, and leftovers as they tend to dampen your digestive fire (Agni).
- Kapha-reducing diet
Eat natural, light, cooked, warm foods that are easily digestible. Opt for more fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. You can try cooking the vegetables in some olive oil, or, ghee or clarified butter as this helps soothe your mucous membranes.
Warming spices like cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne can be used for cooking.
Drink ginger tea throughout the day, as it helps with your digestion.
Triphala tablets are very good in helping your body get rid of toxins that slow digestion. It is made up of amalaki, bibtaki, and haritaki, derived from fruits. This helps to cleanse and strengthen the body.
Practice pranayama regularly that includes Ujjayi (Ocean-Sounding Breath), Dirgha (Three-Part Breath), Kapalabhati (Skull-Polishing Breath), and Bastrika (Bellows Breath).
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Make exercise a part of your life. Exercise daily for 30 minutes to eliminate ama, and help stimulate Agni. Your exercise can include a brisk walk, a yoga class, a fun fitness class, a dance class, a hike, or a bike ride.
Allergies can be of various kinds and can be caused due to several factors. Here at Mekosha Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat, we provide you with the most authentic Ayurvedic Packages, Ayurvedic Medicines as well as the best Ayurvedic Professionals who will design treatments suited for your needs.
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