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NATURAL WAYS TO TREAT SEASONAL ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

Everyone eagerly waits for the season change either it is winters, summers, spring and monsoon.  Everyone wants to enjoy this beautiful cycle of nature. But it is pathetic that every season brings some health issues for us. Seasonal allergies are also one of these problems. Though there is no permanent treatment for allergy.  But with the help of home remedies and diet, one can treat the seasonal allergy symptoms.  Coughing, sneezing, red eyes and rashes on the skin are the problems associated with allergies.

Allergies occur when antibodies formed by our immune system recognize an allergen as harmful, and in real it is not. So every time when a person comes in the contact with allergen, there is impairment of tri dosha –vata, pitta and kapha. According to Ayurveda these doshas are mandatory for a healthy body. So imbalance of these doshas results in the seasonal allergies.

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HOME REMEDIES FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES:

1. NETTLE-PEPPERMINT TEA:

Nettle comes under the category of those herbs which help to reduce the seasonal allergy symptoms. On the other hand peppermint is packed with flavonoid, luteolin-7-O-rutinoside. It is helpful to inhibit secretion of histamine (inflammatory enzymes) and thus helps to reduce the discomfort of allergies.

Directions for use:

  • Take teaspoon of dried peppermint and 1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaf.
  • Alternatively   one can also use the ¼ cup of fresh chopped peppermint and ¼ cup chopped fresh nettle leaf.
  • Add nettle and peppermint leaves in the boiling water. Steep it for 10-15 minutes and then strain.
  • Add honey or lemon according to taste. Drink this tea two times in day, it is good for allergy relief.

2.CITRUS DRINK:

Some allergies are at peak in the summer and spring. So consumption of citrus drinks is good for seasonal allergies. Citrus drinks are rich in vitamin C, so these help to strengthen the immune system.

Directions to use:

Squeeze the juice from the oranges and lemon. Stir it with the honey, and drink every day for better results.

3. RED ONION WATER:

Onions are packed with a water soluble chemical compound called as quercetin.

This compound is known to be effective to reduce the histamine production, inhibit inflammation, acts as a bronchodilator which helps in opening of airways and ease the breathing.  Thus quercetin is very beneficial to reduce the symptoms of allergy.

Directions to use:

Soak the thin slices of onion in water for 8-12 hours. Then drink this water 2 times every day. Honey can also be added according to taste.

4. APPLE WALNUT REMEDY:

Walnuts contains the good amount of magnesium hence help to ease the symptoms like wheezing or coughing in allergies. Moreover vitamin E present in the walnuts is good to enhance the immunity and also protects the body from allergens. Like onions, apple also contains quercetin which is good to reduce the production of histamine.

Directions to use:

Chop 2 walnuts and one apple into small sized pieces. Then mix them well. One can also add   other ingredients like dried cherries and sunflower seeds. Consume it 1-2 times in a day.

5. LOCAL HONEY:

Consumption of local honey, produced by the local bees is quite effective to prevent the seasonal allergies. Reason behinds this is – bees transfer pollens from flowers to honey. So, by  consuming small amounts of honey everyday then one gets immune to the pollens and prevent the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

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HERBS USED IN SEASONAL ALLERGIES

There are some herbs which are commonly used in our kitchen are also good to manage the seasonal allergies which are given below:

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa) is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.  Thus it is good for seasonal allergies.
  • Tulsi(Ocimum sanctum)is packed with amazing medicinal properties and quite effective to relieve the symptoms of allergies.
  • Neem(Azadirachtaindica)is very good for the seasonal allergies especially for skin allergies.
  • Mulethi(Glycyrrhiza glabra)is known to be very effective to relieve the symptoms of allergies like cough, sneezing and congestion
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)is very potent herb in Ayurveda. It helps to strengthen the immune system and is also packed with anti inflammatory properties thus good for seasonal allergies.

DIET REMEDIES FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Foods to be taken During Allergy Season:

  • Onion
  • Kiwi
  • Tuna
  • Kefir
  • Honey
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Ginger

Foods to be avoided during Allergy Season:

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Melons
  • Bananas
  • Cucumbers
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Peanuts
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Processed foods
  • Shellfish
  • Bottled citrus juice

Tips– Cover your face in dusty surroundings in order to avoid contact with pollens.

Natural ayurvedic remedies for allergy

Sneezing, red eyes and rashes on skin these are things come into our mind when we talk about allergy. Before switching to the treatment part one must know, what is allergy? Our immune system produces antibodies which protect us from foreign agents that can cause sickness.

Allergies occur when our immune system form antibodies that recognizes an allergen as harmful, though it is not. Extremities of allergies vary from person to person and may lead to anaphylaxis which is a life threatening condition.

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There is not permanent treatment for most of allergies, though ayurvedic remedies for allergies are very helpful to provide relief in symptoms.

These are the herbs :

  • Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Shrish (Albezzialebbock)
  • Aswagandha  (Withania sominefera)

Which helps to pacify the imbalanced dosha and  manage the allergies.

Symptoms:

  • Sneezing.
  • Runny or blocked nose.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Raised itchy and red rashes named as hives.
  • Swollen eyes, face, lips and tongue.
  • Vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.

Causes:

  • Airborne allergens like pollen, dust, mold and animal dander.
  • Certain foods like wheat, soy, fish, eggs and milk.
  • Insect stings like wasp and bee stings.
  • Certain medication.
  • Some substances when you touch cause allergic reactions.

Ayurvedic outlook:

Allergies occur when our immune system form antibodies that recognizes an allergen as harmful, though it is not. Every times when a person comes in the contact with allergen, there is vitiation of tri dosha –vata, pitta and kapha.

According to ayurveda these doshas are essential for a healthy body. Imbalanced pitta dosha results in the release of certain toxins in the deep tissues like rakta (blood), rasa (nutrient plasma), mamsa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic system).  Due to toxins (ama)  accumulations, various skin allergies occur. Imbalanced kapha dosha results in the respiratory allergies.

Ayurvedic remedies for allergy:

Ayurvedic remedies for allergy are known to have very good results without any side effects. Planet ayruveda offers the allergy care pack which contains the four products

  • 1. Tulsi capsules
  • 2. Curcumin capsules
  • 3. Aller – G care capsules
  • 4. Praanrakshak churna.

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All these herbal products are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs and free from the addition of any color, starch, preservatives.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

1. TULSI CAPSULES– Ayurvedic remedies for allergy by planet Ayurveda has tulsi capsules. These capsules are 100% pure and prepared from the pure extracts of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)

Benefits – Tulsi has great importance in India from religious as well as medicinal aspect.  It helps to manage the allergic reactions in the body and offers the good health benefits. It also supports the good health of respiratory system.

DOSE – 2 capsules, twice daily after meals.

2. CURCUMIN CAPSULES – Curcumin capsules are very effective ayurvedic remedy for allergy and various people are benefitted with product. Curcumin capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Haridra (curcuma longa).

Benefits –  Haridra (Curcuma longa) is known as curcumin in English. This herb is packed with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to provide relief in red rashes, skin itching and hives.

DOSE– 2capsules, twice daily after meals.

3 . ALLER- G- CARE CAPSULES– Aller G care capsules are amazing ayurvedic remedies for allergy by Planet Ayurveda which are very useful  and gives the positive results  in patients. This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various  herbs which are given below-

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Neem (Azadirachtaindica)
  • >Shirish (Albezzialebbock)
  • Ashwagandha  (Withania sominefera)

Benefits – Herb used in the preparation of aller G care capsules are packed with anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory nature. These herbs are very effective to pacify the symptoms associated with allergy like congestion, redness or swelling around eyes, nausea, vomiting and skin rashes.

DOSE – 2 capsules, twice daily after meals

 4. PRAANRAKSHAK CHURNA– Ayurvedic remedy for allergy by planet Ayurveda has  praanrakshak churna.  This herbal formulation is the combination of various herbs which are listed below –

  • Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica)
  • Twak (Cinnnamomum zeylanica)
  • Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum)
  • Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  • Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Benefits – Herbs used in the formulation of praanrakshak churna are very helpful to treat the allergies. Thus praanrakshak churna is very effective ayurvedic remedy for allergy.

It helps to pacify the aggravated kapha dosha and supports the good respiratory health. It also provides the relief in the symptoms associated in allergy like congestion, redness or swelling around eyes, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes and shortness of breath.

DOSE– 1 teaspoonful twice daily or take 1 tsp. of the powder and boil in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. approx. Then strain it and drink at room temperature. Try to make it fresh every day. Take it twice daily after breakfast and dinner.

GUIDELINES:

  • Cover your face in dusty surrounding in order to avoid contact with pollen.
  • Avoid foods like wheat, soy, fish, eggs and milk if one is allergic to these.