Saturday, August 4, 2012


      Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, has some great advice for seasonal allergy sufferers who would like to eliminate the root cause of symptoms. The solution lies in the connection between the gut and the immune system. When digestive and metabolic activities work in sync with elimination, the body is able to rid itself of toxins which could otherwise block the channels to produce a variety of allergic response symptoms.

Causes of allergic cold:

1. Pollen grains

2. Dust
3. Seasonal changes
4. Consumption of cold stuffs

         In healthy individuals, inhaled pollen and dust are trapped by the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract and either expelled forcefully through the mouth or nostrils, or broken down internally. When the protective ability of this mucosal barrier is compromised, the body compensates by increasing the production of mucus to facilitate expulsion of the allergen. This is followed by more common allergy symptoms, and suddenly even simple activities like breathing become difficult.


In Ayurveda, there are several ways to manage this, ranging from pacification treatments to intense full body detoxification and purification. Although detoxification takes a little longer (several weeks to months, depending on the individual), it is the recommended line of management for those looking to rid themselves of symptoms.

The treatment involves one or more of the five Panchkarma procedures, which methodically remove toxins from the deep tissues and safely expels them from the body. Its specialty lies in the use of medicated fat (usually ghee) to bind toxins which are the root cause for all types of allergies, including respiratory, digestive, skin allergies and even auto-immune disorders. 

Ayurvedic medicines:

1. Sitopaladi churna with honey

2. Brihat haridradi churna
3. Vasakasva
4. Lakshmi vilas rasa
5. Suvarna prashan

Home remedies:

The simple pacification treatments for respiratory allergies which can easily be done at home following these general rules, in the order mentioned.

1. Optimize your digestive system by having light foods on regular timings

2. Instill nasal drops (2-3 drops of sesame oil) every morning
3. Use warm sesame oil to massage on chest and back then apply heat or steam
4. Avoid cold food and drinks with meals.

(P.S: As every human being is different according to Ayurveda, all have different cures. So, kindly consult us or an Ayurvedic doctor before taking any herbal medicines.)

        This post is written by Dr.Jaina Patwa who is a Chief Ayurvedic practitioner based at Vile Parle, Mumbai, India. She is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant on Skype. Skype ID - vishwacare

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