Category: Chronic Sinusitis

What Are Nasal Polyps? Causes, Symptoms And Ayurvedic Treatment

Polyps are non cancerous or benign growth in the body. These polyps can grow in a variety of regions in the body. These polyps when present in the nasal region are known as nasal polyps. This will lead to a narrower passage for the air to pass or for breathing. This scenario will further result in a variety of difficulties faced by the patient. Let us discuss the disease of nasal polyp in detail and also learn about the ayurvedic perspective of the same through the following article.


Nasal polyps are non cancerous types of growth in the nasal passage or sinuses. These are soft and painless most of the time. The nasal polyps may appear similar to the group of grapes hanging on a branch or like teardrops. The nasal polyp can be of varying sizes. The size of the nasal polyp will decide the obstruction it creates. As the polyp larger in size will block the nasal passage to a greater extent and a small polyp will not cause that much of an obstruction. There can be a variety of causes underlying the condition of nasal polyp, which will be described as follows.

symptoms of nasal polyp


There are no exact known causes of nasal polyp till now. A variety of reasons can be comprehended behind the condition of nasal polyp. A history of recurrent infections, irritation or swelling is usually observed in the cases of nasal polyp. Nasal polyp are most commonly seen in young and middle aged adults, but it can occur at any age. There could be various risk factors that make you more prone to the condition such as asthma, vitamin D deficiency, cystic fibrosis, etc. This will result in the presentation of a variety of symptoms which will be discussed as follows.


The nasal polyps cause irritation and swelling in the nasal passage lining.  The presenting symptoms will depend on the size of the polyp because the polyp itself is painless and soft. The common presenting features of the nasal polyps will include few or all of the following. Runny nose and snoring are the chief complaints by the patient.


The doctor will examine your nose to finally make a diagnosis. The proper examination of the nose may require other diagnostic tests also such as nasal endoscopy, CT scan (computed tomography), various allergy tests, blood tests, etc. As soon as a confirmatory diagnosis is made, proper medical treatment must be started.


The management of nasal polyp in the modern perspective will include administration of various medications such as nasal corticosteroids, oral corticosteroids, or in the form of injectables, If the polyp is not managed through medicinal treatment, one may also be advised for surgical removal of the poly. Let us discuss the ayurvedic perspective of this condition.


The condition of nasal polyp can be correlated with the nasa arsha in the ayurvedic perspective. The nasa arsha is a combination of two words i.e. nasa and arsha. Nasa refers to the nose and the arsha refers to an outgrowth. Arsha, in general, can be understood as piles, when there is a growth similar to piles inside the nose or the nasal passage, it can be referred to as nasal polyp. The occurrence of disease in the body is a result of the vitiation of the dosha of the body. In this condition of nasa arsha, it is considered that the vitiated dosha accumulates in the region of the nose and thus, presents various difficulties. These difficulties may include pratishaya i.e. cold, atimatra kshavthu (Excessive sneezing), kricha uchavasa (dyspnoea or difficulty in breathing), puti nasya (foul odor), etc. This situation can be managed through the administration of various appropriate ayurvedic formulations.  These formulations will be described as follows.


Planet Ayurveda is providing various formulations of natural herbs such as septrin tablets, Kanchnaar guggul, tulsi capsules, etc.These ayurvedic formulations are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the condition of nasal polyp. The formulations are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in promoting the health of the patient and managing the diseased state effectively. The products beneficial for improving the condition of nasal polyp are described as follows

Herbal Remedies for Nasal polyps

Herbal Supplements for Nasal polyps

1. Septrin tablets

The septrin tablets prepared by planet ayurveda contain natural herbal extracts such as haldi (Curcuma longa), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), guggul (Commiphora mukul), etc. This combination of herbs help in improving the immunity of the body, hence fighting off the disease causing pathogen effectively. Septrin tablets help to improve the health of the respiratory system also, thus soothing the breathing difficulties.

Dosage – Two tablets two times a day after meal with water.

2. Kanchnaar Guggul

The kanchnaar guggul tablets prepared by planet ayurveda contains a combination of beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as kanchnar (Boerhavia variegata), amla (Embellica officinalis), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), etc. It is useful in subsiding various different types of abnormal outgrowth in the body.

Dosage – Two tablets two times a day after meal with water.

3. Tulsi capsules

Tulsi capsules are being prepared by Planet ayurveda. It contains natural extracts of the very beneficial herb tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). These capsules help to boost the immunity and are very beneficial in improving the health of the respiratory tract also. Tulsi capsules will help to manage nasal polyp and also improve the various associated breathing difficulties faced by the patient.

Dosage – One capsule two times a day after meal with water.

4. Yav Kshar

Yav Kshar is being prepared by Planet ayurveda. It is an alkaline preparation. Yavakshar is used to apply locally on the nasal polyp. It helps to improve the condition of nasal polyp as it is corrosive in nature.This will help in managing the nasal polyp effectively.

Method of application

Take yav kshar on clean cotton or on earbud and apply locally on the nasal polyp once or twice a day.

5. Dashmoola capsules

Dashmoola capsules are being prepared by Planet ayurveda. Dashmool as the name suggests, is a combination of ten beneficial ayurvedic extracts such as bilva (Aegle marmelos), gambhari (Gmelina arborea), etc. which help to improve the overall health status of the body. It mainly acts on balancing the vitiated dosha to improve the condition of nasal polyp.

Dosage – One capsule two times a day after meal with water.

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In a nutshell, it can be concluded that following a healthy diet and lifestyle will yield very fruitful results for the health of the individual. The people who are  suffering from Nasal polyp and desire a healthy body can include the ayurvedic formulations such as  dashmoola capsules, tulsi capsules, septrin tablets, etc. in their daily routine diet. These ayurvedic formulations as described above are very beneficial in managing the various types of nasal polyps and improving the general health of the patient. Thus, useful in improving the general quality of life of the patient .

How can Ayurveda kick allergy out of the body naturally?

Allergy and Ayurveda:Overview

ALLERGY’ is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to certain substances which it misidentifies as harmful. This overreaction of the immune system is called an ‘allergic reaction,’ and the substances which trigger such a reaction are called ‘allergens.’

An allergy or allergic reaction generally manifests itself in the form of some commonly-occurring disorders of the skin and respiratory system. These disorders include eczema, hives, asthma, hay fever, and food allergies.

AYURVEDA’ is an ancient, holistic (whole body) system of medicine, which is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The core concept of Ayurveda is that an equilibrium of the body’s three fundamental bio-elements or ‘Doshas’ —Vata, Pitta, and Kapha — leads to good health.

The main aim of Ayurvedic medicine system is to prevent the occurrence of diseases and to promote health and well-being. To achieve this aim, Ayurvedic experts mainly depend on the use of herbal formulations to treat diseases naturally, and also recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to patients suffering from different disorders.

Herbal Remedies for Allergy

Ayurvedic Perspective of Allergies

According to Ayurveda, allergies are generally a result of an excess of the Kapha and Pitta dosha, or the earth and fire elements. Ayurveda believes that the main causes behind the occurrence of allergies are accumulation of toxins and low immunity.

More specifically, the Ayurvedic viewpoint of allergies is that ‘genetics’ is the primary reason that causes an individual to suffer from allergies. These are considered to be a result of the one or all of the following conditions:

  • Weak agni (digestive fire)
  • An individual’s state of vykruti (imbalance)
  • The presence of ama (undigested or poorly digested food which turns toxic and interferes with the bodily processes).

The management of allergies naturally with the help of Ayurveda involves the diagnosis of the root-cause of allergy for every individual patient, and its subsequent treatment.

How Ayurveda can treat allergy naturally?

Ayurveda can effectively kick allergy out of the body naturally with the help of herbal formulations which can cure different types of allergies by:

  • Detoxifying the body by eliminating toxins.
  • Strengthening the immune system.

In addition, Ayurveda practitioners also suggest some necessary modifications in the diet of patients suffering from allergies.

More specifically, Ayurveda is beneficial in treating Vata, Pitta and Kapha types of allergies in the following ways:

Vata allergies

  • According to Ayurveda, Vata allergies are caused because of dryness, and their symptoms mostly include dry cough with, insomnia and anxiety.
  • To cure Vata allergies,Ayurvedic practitioners recommend that patients should drink tea made from ginger root (Zingiber officinale) 4-5 times a day, and also inhale sesame oil.

Pitta Allergies

  • These allergies cause excessive heat in the body, and are associated with symptoms like burning eyes, rashes and loose stools.
  • Ayurvedic cure of these allergies involves the consumption of tea prepared from Neem leaves (Azadirachta Indica), and also a mixture of warm milk and half a teaspoon of turmeric (Curcuma Longa) powder. Moreover, patients are also asked to inhale coconut oil 2-3 times a day.

Kapha allergies

  • These allergies are developed due to moist, humid conditions and their symptoms include slow digestion, and mucus production.

Management and Treatment of Allergies

  • For relief from these allergies, Ayurvedic experts recommend that patients should drink one glass of warm water with half teaspoon of liquorice (Mulethi or Glycyrrhiza glabra), after every meal. Another method of treatment is to take half a teaspoon of ‘Sitopaladi’ churna with honey, three times a day.
  • Other than the above-mentioned Ayurvedic treatments for different types of allergies, there are some excellent herbs which are considered to be extremely beneficial for relief from allergy in general

The widely-known anti-allergy herbs include:

  1. Haridra (Turmeric Rhizome -Curcuma Longa)
  2. Neem (Azadirachta Indica)
  3. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  4. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  5. Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)
  6. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  7. Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  8. Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum)
  9. Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  10. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  11. Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  12. Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica)

Ayurveda can effectively treat allergies in a natural manner if the patients follow some strict guidelines with regard to changes in diet and lifestyle habits, along with taking herbal formulations. In specific, patients suffering from allergies can gain benefits from Ayurvedic treatment if they remember that:

  • Heavy foods — like meats, nuts, sugar, dairy products, and processed foods — should be avoided
  • Iced beverages should be avoided
  • Plenty of warm water should be consumed throughout the day
  • Eating habits should be altered, so that the lunch is a hearty meal while the dinner is a light meal
  • Exercise should be made a part of daily routine, for stimulating agni and eliminating ama
  • Yoga breathing practices should be tried in order to relax the body and the mind
  • Adequate sleep should be ensured
  • Intense stress should be avoided because it can aggravate allergies
  • Herbal oil massage should be done to improve blood circulation and eliminate allergy-causing chemical toxins.

In addition to the above-mentioned guidelines for allergy management, there are also some other Ayurvedic approaches to treat allergies. These approaches are listed below:

  • Use a Neti pot once or twice a day, with a weak saline solution and distilled water, to reduce the heaviness of Kapha.
  • Practice ‘Nasya’ (nearly one hour after using Neti pot) by dabbing some sesame oil spiked with eucalyptus/camphor in both nostrils
  • Practice a daily ‘Pranayama’ routine which should include Kapalabhati (skull-polishing breath), Dirgha (three-part breath), Ujjayi (ocean-sounding breath), and Bastrika (bellows breath)
  • Take a Kapha-reducing diet that includes warm, light, natural, and cooked foods which can be easily digested
  • Increase the use of ‘warming’ spices — like ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, and cumin — in cooking


  • Ayurveda can kick out allergies from the body in a safe and natural manner. However, it is advisable that people suffering from allergies should have their allergy diagnosed properly, and should consult a  registered Ayurveda practitioner for guidance related to the best diet plan for them, as well as the use of the most suitable herbal formulations to cure the allergy.

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