Category: Respiratory System

How to Treat Gustatory Rhinitis with Herbal Remedies

ABSTRACT

Every other person has experienced rhinitis in their lifetime, some have allergies to dust or some have seasonal common colds.  There is a special type of rhinitis arising after ingestion of food where people experience cold like symptoms. Sometimes it’s also embarrassing and discomforting for the person. As this is a common type of problem among the people, that’s why we are writing this article on gustatory rhinitis and its ayurvedic approach.

INTRODUCTION

Rhinitis is a condition related to the respiratory tract and nasal mucosa in which symptoms include congestion of the nose, runny nose, headache, sneezing etc. It is due to inflammation or dysfunction of the nasal mucosa. Gustatory rhinitis is a kind of non allergic and non inflammatory rhinitis in which the symptoms of rhinorrhoea are produced after in taking of the food. Food can be of any category but foods which are spicy and hot produce more symptoms than the food which are not spicy and hot like breads. It is not related with the sex, age etc but mostly seen in the patients of the age 20-60 years of the age. In ayurveda, rhinitis can be correlated by pratishyaya . It is widely explained in ayurvedic texts. The elimination of the kapha  doshas through the nose is known as pratishyaya, which occurs due to imbalance in all the three doshas. The region above the clavicle is known to have dominant kapha dosha thus the predominant involved dosha is kapha dosha.

gustatory rhinitis

SUBGROUPS OF GUSTATORY RHINITIS

All the sub types can be unilateral or bilateral except one which is idiopathic gustatory rhinitis and is bilateral. The subtypes of gustatory rhinitis are as follows:-

  1. Idiopathic– Idiopathic gustatory mainly occurs due to the etiology of unknown origin.
  2. Post traumatic- this type of gustatory rhinitis occurs due to some kind of trauma to the related organs which has occurred in the past. The symptoms of rhinitis can aggravate on taking food, in a hot environment, during exercise, In cold, due to environmental irritants.
  3. Post-surgical- This Rhinitis occurs after having nose surgery or surgery of related organs.
  4. Gustatory rhinorrhoea associated with cranial nerve neuropathy- Imbalance in the stimulation of the cranial nerves leads to the gustatory rhinitis

SYMPTOMS OF GUSTATORY RHINITIS

Symptoms of gustatory rhinitis are similar to rhinitis without the symptoms of allergic rhinitis like itchy eyes etc.

  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Post nasal drip
  • Runny nose

CAUSES OF GUSTATORY RHINITIS

The causes of gustatory rhinitis are as follows

  • Chilly
  • Spices
  • Garlic
  • Increase in kapha dosha
  • Increase in pitta dosha
  • Yuva avastha

DIAGNOSIS OF GUSTATORY RHINITIS

  • Its diagnosis is usually clinical based when the patient tells the doctor about its conditions.
  • Sometimes it requires allergen antibody tests to eliminate the allergic type of rhinitis.
  • Nasal endoscopy which is usually a test for examining the nasal mucosa.

TREATMENT OF GUSTATORY RHINITIS

Sometimes it usually does not require any treatment if the symptoms are mild you can only avoid triggering foods. If the symptoms of gustatory rhinitis are bothering you then the following treatments should be taken which can be taken for the gustatory rhinitis these treatments you can take before in taking of food

  • Saline nasal spray
  • Corticosteroid nasal spray
  • Anti-drip anti- cholinergic  nasal sprays
  • Decongestants
  • Atropine has proven benefits for the gustatory rhinitis

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR GUSTATORY RHINITIS

Many modern treatments are present for the gustatory rhinitis but these all treatments are temporary and provide symptomatic relief for the problem but with the help of ayurvedic medications this disorder can be treated permanently as the ayurvedic medicine works on the root cause of the problem and treats the problem.

There are two stages of pratishyaya 1st is ama stage (can be correlated as acute stage) and pakwa pratishyaya (can be correlated with chronic pratishyaya) so in ayurveda treatment is done according to these stages

Treatment for Ama stage (Acute stage)

  • First fasting is done for 3-5 days
  • Then swedana (Sudation therapy)
  • Administration of deepan pachan drugs

Treatment for Pakwa stage (Chronic stage)

  • Taking ghrit (clarified butter)
  • Sudation with sour herbs
  • Vaman and virechana
  • Inhalation of medicated smoke through nose
  • Covering the head with thick and hot clothes

Oral intake of herbs like- chitra mool  (Plumbago Indica), Adrak (Zingiber officinale), shunthi (Zingiber Officinale),  yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) , ajmoda (Apium graveolens) , pudina (Mentha spicata) and some formulations like triphala, trijata, panchkol, etc

TREATMENT FOR GUSTATORY RHINITIS FROM PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbal Remedies for Gustatory rhinitis

Herbal Remedies for Gustatory rhinitis

Planet Ayurveda has medicines which can be used for the treatment of gustatory rhinitis. These medicines are made using pure herbs which are made with the combination of the herbs made under the supervision of expert guidance and under a pure and hygienic environment. These medicines are free from preservatives, fillers and gelatin capsules.

  1. Aller-G care capsules
  2. Pitta balance capsules
  3. Chitrak haritaki

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Aller-G care capsules

It has herbs like haridra (Curcuma longa),  Neem (Azadirachta Indica), shirish (albizialubbock), Ashwagandha (withania Somnifera) these herbs are known to have effects on the symptoms like allergy and treatment for the symptoms of respiratory tract like nasal decongestant, asthma, flu rhinitis, bronchitis  etc.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

2. Pitta balance capsules

It has ingredients like praval pishti (coral calcium), akik pishti (agate calcium), jahar mohra pishti (an ayurvedic calcium compound),  kamdudha ras (an ayurvedic calcium compound),  Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), mukta pishti (pearl calcium) all these drugs are very effective for balancing pitta dosha as the name suggests,  these will act on the increased pitta dosha in body and will balance it.

Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Chitrak haritaki

It is a medicine which is available in avleh form which has a jam-like consistency. This is made using 11 ingredients and the main ingredients are chitrak (Plumbago Zeylanica), haritaki (Terminalia Chebula).

Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

DIET FOR GUSTATORY RHINITIS

Diet of the patient should be well balanced and it should not be too spicy or hot nor too cold. It should not aggravate the kapha dosha or pitta doshas. The diet should be balanced for three doshas and according to the prakriti of the patient , taking care of the kaa (time /weather), and according to desha( place where the patient is residing).

Some tips for dieting are

  • Use of pomegranate
  • Use of ghee (clarified butter)
  • Use of split black lentils
  • Taking balanced diet
  • Use of fox nuts etc

CONTRA-INDICATIONS FOR GUSTATORY RHINITIS

  • Taking bath in cold water
  • Coitus
  • Excess sleep
  • Taking stress
  • Suppression of natural urges
  • Intake of alcohol
  • Anger
  • Exposure to dust and cold
  • Cold food or food which is kept in fridge
  • Anger

CONCLUSION

We can conclude that gustatory rhinitis is a condition which arises due to eating hot and spicy food. There are modern treatments available for it but these are temporary treatments. There are many ayurvedic treatments also which are very effective. Planet ayurveda has a wide variety of medicines for gustatory rhinitis to treat the symptoms and eliminate the disease.

Management of Acute Bacterial Disease or Diphtheria in Ayurveda

Abstract

Nowadays the rate of infectious diseases is increasing day by day due to poor hygiene or lack of immunity. With modern civilization and lifestyle, the immunity of the people becoming poor due to improper lifestyle and unhealthy diet. These factors gave chances to many bacterial and viral infections to develop inside the body. Usually the infection spreads through poor hygiene, or through coming in contact with an infected person. In Modern medicine, the infections are controlled by antibiotics or antivirals but Ayurveda has a different approach to this. One of the acute bacterial diseases is diphtheria which is generally a bacterial infection of the mucous layer of the throat and nose. Although due to the vaccination this disease is rare now but still there are some cases we still came across. Here in this article, we are going to discuss all about Diphtheria or acute bacterial disease and its Ayurvedic aspect.

What is Diphtheria?

Diphtheria is an acute bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria. This bacteria spreads quickly and affects the mucous membrane of the nose and throat. Corynebacteria are nonmotile, Gram-positive, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria. It causes a gray thick coating at the back of your throat that makes it hard to breathe and results in suffocation. The toxins produced by the Corynebacteria may also affect other tissues and organs of the body and result in serious problems like paralysis, inflammation of the heart or heart failure.

Diphtheria is now rare in the developed countries due to the vaccination against the disease but many countries with limited vaccination or health care options are still experiencing the high rates of Diphtheria.

symptoms of Diphtheria

Types of Diphtheria

  1. Respiratory Diphtheria – It involves the nose, throat and the tonsils.
  2. Cutaneous Diphtheria – It involves the skin only.

Ayurvedic concept of Diphtheria or Acute bacterial disease

Ayurveda is an ancient heritage science. The basic principle of Ayurveda is based on the balance of three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The imbalance of these doshas due to any other internal and external factors leads to the disease state. In Ayurveda, Diphtheria can be related to Rohini. Rohini is a disease of the throat and nose that generally affects the children. It has been described in Charaka and Sushruta Samhita as a fatal disease. There is a vitiation of all the three doshas – Vata, Pitta, Kapha and Rakta in which a mansakura (fleshy growth) is produced in the throat causing obstruction. Acharya Sushruta described Rohini under Kanthagata roga and Acharaya Charaka said that if this is left untreated then it is fatal in three nights. This is considered as Kapha dominant Tridoshaj disease. The common symptoms of Rohini are- Naaditej (pulse is quick), Teevra jwara (high grade fever), Hoarseness of voice, sore throat, and swaskrechchhta (difficulty in Breathing) etc. Acharayas  had classified Rohini into 5 types

  1. Vattaj
  2. Pittaj
  3. Kaphaj
  4. Sannipattaj
  5. Raktaj

Symptoms of Rohini according to the Doshas involvement

Vattaj Rohini – vedna (pain) in Hanu (jaw) and karna (ear), Kanthavrodha (obstruction in the throat), around the tongue, and can be fatal in 7 days if not treated.

Pittaj Rohini – jwara (fever),  Pipasa (thirst),  shighra (frequent) Paka (ulcers) and Daha (burning sensation), Sparshanasaha (intolerance to touch), and sore throat. It is more toxic and can be fatal in 4 days.

Kaphaj rohini – obstruction of pranvaha strotas (respiratory tract), sthir, mandpaak,  and pichchil kantha. It can be Fatal in 3 days.

Sannipattaj rohini – paak in Dhatoos (starting from mamsa dhatu) and whose vega (flow) is impossible to stop with medicine. It includes symptoms of all the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha).

Raktaj rohini – usually characteristic of the pittaj Rohini and the fleshy growth formed in the throat covered with small vesicles. This type of Rohini is incurable.

What are the common causes of Diphtheria?

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that infects the throat, nose, and skin caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is mainly spread from one person to another through direct contact with the infected people by using his hanky, towel, cup, or other belongings. Usually it is spread through droplet infection but it can also spread through the bloodstream.

What are the common signs and symptoms of Diphtheria?

The common signs and symptoms of diphtheria are

  1. Bad sore throat
  2. Drooling
  3. Mild fever and chills
  4. Bloody and watery drainage from nose
  5. Feel weakness
  6. Swollen glands
  7. Fatigue
  8. High pulse rate
  9. Gray covering at the back of your throat, making difficulty in breathing
  10. Bluish coloration of the skin as diphtheria can also infect your skin
  11. Swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck

Children infected with diphtheria may have symptoms like –

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Chills
  4. High fever

As the infection progresses further, the person may have –

  1. Complaint of double vision
  2. Have slurred speech
  3. Signs of going into shock
  4. Heart failure or arrhythmia

Diagnosis

Diphtheria can be diagnosed by a physical examination by the doctor by seeing the gray covering of dead tissues in the back of the throat. He may perform other tests like –

  1. Sample analysis through a throat swab
  2. Serological and blood tests like complete blood count, diphtheria antigen, antibodies to diphtheria, etc.

Ayurvedic management

In Ayurveda, Rohini or diphtheria is managed with both Shodhana and Shamana chikitsa. Shodhan chikitsa include Panchakarma procedures like – Raktamokshana, Dhoomapana, Vamana, Nasya karma, and Gandhusha, etc. Shamana chikitsa includes the use of herbs like Kanchnaar, Haridra, shallaki, etc.

Vattaj rohini is managed with Pratisaran (application of medicinal paste) from Panchalavana, Gandusha by Sneha and Raktamokshana.

In pittaj rohini – Kwatha of  Parushak and  Draksha is useful as kawal (gargles), pratisaran by Sarkra and Patanga mixed with Madhu.

In kaphaja rohini – Pratisaran by Kutki Choorna and Grahdhoom, and Siddha tail with Vidanga, Danti, and Sweta along with Saindhav lavana is used as Nasya and kawal.

In raktaj rohini –  should be treated like pittaj rohini.

Herbal remedies for acute bacterial disease or Diphtheria by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing firm which is internationally certified. This is a WHO-GMP certified manufacturing company based in India founded in 2002 by Dr. Vikram Chauhan and this company came into existence as a subsidiary or as a brand name known as Krishna herbal company. The products of the company are 100% herbal, pure and vegetarian. The products are made from the extracts of potential ayurvedic herbs. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal remedies for the treatment of acute bacterial disease or Diphtheria

Herbal remedies for acute bacterial disease or Diphtheria

Herbal remedies for acute bacterial disease

  1. Sanshamani vati
  2. Kanchnaar guggul
  3. Tulsi capsules
  4. Praanrakshak churna
  5. Aller-g care capsule
  6. Boswellia curcumin

Description of the products

1. Sanshamani vati

Sanshamani vati is a herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda prepared from the pure extract of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) as a major ingredient. It has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antioxidant, immune booster properties and helps to fight against the infection by increasing the immunity. It helps to balance the Vata and Pitta doshas and thus helps in lowering the body temperature and inflammation. Thus it is beneficial in diphtheria.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water.

2. Kanchnaar guggul

Kanchnaar guggul is a classical herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda in a tablet form prepared from the pure extract of wonderful herbs like Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul) along with other potent herbs. Kanchnaar guggul helps to balance all the three doshas of the body and also prevents abnormal cell growth. It helps to reduce the inflammation, swelling and size of the fleshy growth and promotes the growth of the healthy cells and have good results in curing diphtheria.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals.

3. Tulsi capsules

Tulsi capsules is a single herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda prepared from the pure extract of holistic herb Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum). Tulsi has been known for multiple health benefits from ancient times. It has anticancer, antioxidant, antiseptic, antipyretic, antibacterial and antifungal properties.Tulsi is used in strengthening the immune system, lung disorders, treating heart disorders, treating disorders of skin and blood and also increasing the digestive fire. It helps in curing bacterial infection and thus useful in Diphtheria.

Dosage:  1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Praanrakshak churna

Praanrakshak churna is a classical herbal formulation in powder form by Planet Ayurveda prepared from the pure extract of herbs like Shirish (Albizia lubbock), Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum), Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), along with other herbs which are very beneficial in treating the diseases of respiratory system. Also it gives relief from the symptoms of diphtheria like difficulty in breathing, sore throat, etc. and also boosts your immunity. Thus it is used in the management of Diphtheria.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon two times a day with normal water after meals.

5. Aller-g care capsule

Aller-g care capsule is a polyherbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda prepared from the pure extract of haridra (Curcuma longa), neem (Azadirachta indica), shirish (Albizia bebbock), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules are very effective in allergic conditions, maintaining health and regulating the normal respiratory system. The herbs used in this formulation have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antihistamine properties and are thus used in the management of Diphtheria.

Dosages -1 capsule  twice a day with normal water after meals.

6. Boswellia curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is the polyherbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda made from the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs like Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These two herbs are helpful in reducing inflammation as well as pain. The powerful combination of these herbs promotes healing, reduces swelling and boosts the immune system. Thus this is very effective in Diphtheria.

Dosage –  1 capsule twice daily with water after meals.

Conclusion

At last we can conclude that Diphtheria is a life threatening condition and it should be treated as soon as possible. Though now the cases are rare after the availability of vaccination but still there are some countries where the cases of diphtheria are still seen. In Ayurveda we manage this disease from its root cause through Ayurvedic herbs. Planet Ayurveda offers effective herbal formulations which have very good results in this condition. Planet Ayurveda products are 100% pure, effective, vegetarian, and natural. We hope the above-mentioned information regarding Diphtheria and its ayurvedic treatment will be beneficial for the one who suffers. For more details of our products, you can check our website www.planetayurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.