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Natural and Alternative Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

When the spring season comes, everything on this world cherishes. Trees, plants, animals, birds and humans. This season is a season of joy. It is a nature’s way of saying, “lets party”. But sometimes this happy journey unfortunately takes a wrong turn. A turn, where a person comes in contact with itchy and red eyes, sneezing, cough and running nose etc. this is called as seasonal allergies. These are generally happening around spring season. These allergies are very annoying for an affected person. There is a best way to treat the allergies, the natural and alternative remedies. These consists of homeremedies, herbs and mixture of herbs that known as great herbal remedies for allergy.

Herbal Remedies for Allergy

This herbal treatment comes under a class of medication and that class is known as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal form of India. This form uses all the elements of life i.e. water, air, space, earth and fire. Ayurveda shows its effect not only on suffered body parts but also on mind and soul. So it is a great healing medicinal field that inhibits stress levels, body ailments and mind imbalance. Ayurveda works on the basis of three natural constituents or doshas which consists of all the elements of life and control all body functions.

Ayurveda has great impact on the treatment of allergies. There are ayurvedic remedies for allergies that can treat and manage seasonal allergies.

Ayurvedic view point of seasonal allergies

  • In Ayurveda, the main cause of seasonal allergy is a toxin in the body, known as Amavisha. This toxin is formed due to Ama that is formed due to incomplete digestion.  This ama can eventually travel to various organs or tissues in the body and just lodge there.
  • If this ama cannot be flushed out through the body, this interacts with other organ, tissues and functions of the body. Here it settle down and develops into toxin, amavisha. On this allergens add extra effect. When these allergens interact with amavisha, a reaction is created that enhances the allergic reactions.

The seasonal allergies shows symptoms like

  • Watery and itchy eyes
  • Watery nose
  • Itchy throat
  • Ear congestion
  • Headache
  • Postnasal drainage
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Shortening of breath

These allergies can be treated through natural and alternative remedies.

  • In the class of natural remedies, Ayurveda plays a great role.
  • Ayurveda has various herbs that can lower and maintain the seasonal allergies.
  • This includes herbs and the combination of herbs that leads to various formulation, to treat allergic reactions.
  • The herbs that helps to reduce the allergies are

Tulsi

This has various properties to treat seasonal allergies. This helps to lowers the eye reaction, cough, sneezing and many more symptoms.

Mulethi

This treats the symptoms like sneezing, cough and congestion.

Haridra

This is known to consist of properties like anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. These help to treat allergic reactions.

Ashwagandha

This herb is very useful to improve the strength and has properties like anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. These all things are helps to treat seasonal allergies.

  • These herbs known as great herbal remedies for allergy.
  • Except these other herbs that counter allergies are anantmool, shirish and vasa etc.

Planet Ayurveda has great fruitful herbal formulations that is known to contain these herbs.

These herbal formulations are:

Ayurvedic Medicine for Allergy

ALLER- G- CARE CAPSULES:

  • These are capsules formulated by planet Ayurveda which contains mixture of herbs that are very beneficial to treat the problem of seasonal allergies like swelling of eyes, congestion problems of nose and chest, vomiting, skin rashes and redness of eyes. These medicinal properties are due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant actions. This is a natural ayurvedic remedy for allergies.

The herbs present in these capsules are:

  • Shrish (Albezzialebbock)
  • Aswagandha (Withania sominefera)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Neem (Azadirachtaindica)

Dose – 2 capsules, two times a day after meals.

TULSI CAPSULES:

  • Tulsi is enriched with properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-allergic, immunity enhancer, anti-microbial and many more that help to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Dose – 2 capsules, two time a day after meals.

CURCUMIN CAPSULES:

  • These capsules are prepared from haridra, also known as turmeric. This herb is known to consist of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-allergic properties that are known to treat infections like sneezing, rashes, skin itching, wheezing, running nose and eyes etc. This formulation is known as natural ayurvedic remedy for allergies.

Dose – 2 capsules, two times a day after meals.

PRAANRAKSHAK CHURNA

  • This churna consists of various herbs that are known to reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

These herbs are:

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

Dose – one teaspoon two times daily or use by making its decoction. Consume after breakfast and dinner.

  • Except these natural remedies there are alternative remedies are also there that can helps to treat seasonal allergies.
  • These alternative remedies include home remedies and appropriate foods in the problem of seasonal allergies.

Home remedies:

  • Citrus drinks are very helpful to treat seasonal allergies. Fruits like lemon, lime and oranges are citrus fruits. Make their juice and consume daily.

How to prepare the juice?

  • Squeeze the juice from the oranges and lemon. Chill this juice for several hours. Stir it in the honey, add ice cubes and drink every day.

Honey

  • Raw honey is very useful to enhance immunity and controls the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

How to use?

  • Simply take honey up to one teaspoon every day.

Foods helpful to treat seasonal allergies:

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

Foods to be avoided in this condition:

  • Banana
  • Melons
  • Alcohols
  • Shellfish
  • Peanuts
  • Chamomile
  • Whrat
  • Chocolate
  • Bottled citrus fruits And caffeine etc.

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.

Home Remedies for Allergy

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.