Using Ayurveda as an Allergy Treatment

Allergy is actually an overreaction of the body’s hyper sensitive immune system to some specific substances that our body misidentifies to be harmful. This overreaction of the immune system is known as an allergic reaction and the substances that cause this reaction is known as allergens. In some people, allergies are usually hereditary but there is no such thing that a person cannot develop allergies to unusual substances at any time in their life. Commonly it has been noted that a person might be allergic to allergens like chemical toxins, food, dust, animal hair, pollen or parasites.

As per Ayurveda, undigested toxins and low immunity are usually the actual cause of allergies. Ama or undigested toxins settle at the digestive level or it settles in various tissues with different symptoms at each level. When there are improper digestion undigested toxins are carried through channels into various tissues in the body, thus resulting in toxin accumulation that imbalances the tissues. Ama toxicity aggravates Pitta or Kapha, and the symptoms for each case might vary. This dysfunction in the digestive process, in turn, causes the hypersensitivity of the body to certain substances, such as dust and pollen which triggers the allergic attacks.

If your Pitta Dosha is imbalanced, then certain heating toxins are released which accumulates in the deep tissues like nutrient plasma, blood, muscles and lymphatic. These toxins in turn cause contamination of the deeper tissues which leads up to a host of symptoms of different skin allergies. Similarly, if Kapha is imbalanced, toxins get accumulated in the respiratory channels, which causes blockage and respiratory allergies. Ayurvedic treatment for allergy generally focuses on pacifying the imbalanced dosha, restoring proper digestion with herbal treatments and also advises to bring a change in your diet and lifestyle to get better results. Ayurvedic medicines also help to build up the strength of the lungs.

Allergy can be treated by various means but Ayurveda says that with a little change in your diet and lifestyle allergic problem can be kept at bay. Yes, it is true that allergy is even hereditary at a time but with these tips, you can at least control it.

•You should eat at least 2 hours before going to bed.

•Did you know drinking warm water or just herbal teas throughout the day instead of normal tea is actually beneficial?

•It is better to avoid heavy foods such as dairy products, fried foods, cold foods, rice, beans and legumes.

•He people with allergic problems should minimize the use of spices, pickles, and chilies in food. Honey, nuts, and seeds can be taken but in a moderate amount.

•Allergic people should definitely avoid physically demanding exercises.

•Yoga and breathing exercises are very helpful for people having allergies.

There is some very effective allergy treatment which can be done at home. These home remedies are very easy to make and follow you won’t have to go out of your way for them. These treatments are:

•Take a combination of carrot juice with beet and cucumber juices and drink it regularly for relief in allergies.

•You can squeeze half a lime in a glass of lukewarm water and then sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey. You can take this once daily as it not only flushes out toxins from the system but also acts as an anti-allergic agent.

•You can also take 5 drops of castor oil in half a cup of plain water every morning on empty stomach. Or you can mix turmeric and amla powder. and take a small teaspoon of it twice every day with water.

These tips will surely help you to get relief from allergic problems. So, why not try them before you rush to any doctor.