WHAT IS ALLERGIC RHINITIS?
The allergic condition of the nasal passage where there is an inflammation of the nasal airways due to some allergic reaction. This reaction is due to some allergy causing agent present in the airways. It can be some pollen grain, dust particle, inhaled smoke, or pollutants present in the air. Although, such allergens are present around us the allergic reaction comes up only in some people who have highly sensitized immune systems.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS?
The inflammation of the nasal passage leads to rhinitis of the nose. The common causes of allergic rhinitis are:
- Pollens in the air
- Trees like hazel, pine, chestnut, and olive have allergic pollens
- Grasses that cause allergies
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS?
The symptoms shown by allergic rhinitis are similar to those shown by any inflammatory condition of the body. Here the nasal symptoms are prominent though. Some common symptoms are:
- Increased nasal discharge
- Itching in the nose
- Irritation in the nose
- Obstruction in the nose
- Congested nasal passage
- Difficulty in breathing
- Infection in the middle ear
- Skin allergies could result due to nasal allergies
- Eczema and asthma can accompany rhinitis
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to naturally enhance the body functioning in an herbal way. The herbs for allergic rhinitis help decrease the inflammation symptoms in an herbal natural way. The ayurvedic herbs for rhinitis aid in the betterment of the respiratory system and prevent infections.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IN ALLERGIC RHINITIS
OCIMUM TENUIFLORUM (TULSI)
Tulsi has a strong aroma and thus forms components of various herbal products and teas. The reason for its use in teas is that it is especially beneficial to the throat and chest. It has effective results on the overall respiratory system. The Hindu community in India believes that the holy basil is sacred plant and worships it for its goodness. Tulsi herb has wonderful antioxidant properties and it is believed to remove anti-oxidants from the body. It is believed to relieve everyday infections like common cold, flu and headaches too. Tulsi leaves are used to prepare tea to relieve common cold. The herb helps reduce stress and maintain overall emotional balance. Tulsi has anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial in respiratory inflammations like rhinitis and sinusitis. The regular intake of Tulsi helps give relief from croupy cough. Tulsi is also used in various skin cosmetics. It helps keep skin hydrated. Tulsi helps relieve skin rashes and keep skin healthy and rash-free. Medical conditions like piles, worms, and jaundice are relieved using Tulsi. We prepare Tulsi capsules using Tulsi.
CURCUMA LONGA (CURCUMIN)
Owing to its rich medicinal properties, Curcumin is a widely used herb in case of cancer. Many malignant cancers have found their relieve in Curcumin. Anti-oxidants present in the herb reduce the free- radicals from the body thereby improving the health and immunity. Curcumin herb has rich anti-diabetic properties that make it a wonderful herb to use for diabetic patients. It is a famous Chinese medicine to relieve digestive and liver related diseases. Its anti- inflammatory properties make it a strong herb for various allergies, infections and inflammations. The herb has the power to fight against toxins and infections owing to its rich anti-biotic properties. It is used in many cosmetics due to its beneficial actions on the skin. We use Curcuma longa to prepare CURCUMIN capsules and ALLER-G care.
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICA (DALCHINI)
It is also a common spice used in Indian cooking. It shows properties which act against the pathogenic microbes present in the respiratory tract. Cough related problems can be eliminated effectively by using this herb. It helps in expelling excess mucus from the lungs and respiratory tract. Breathing difficulties like cough, cold and bronchitis show positive results with this herb. Cinnamon leaves can be boiled and the decoction can be used to relieve flatulence. It improves memory and complexion. A pinch of cinnamon powder should be mixed with honey and consumed regularly for better results. It acts as a mouth freshener. A paste of cinnamon powder can be mixed with few drops of lime juice and applied on acne and pimples. It forms an integral part of Indian Ayurvedic system since ages. It soothes cough and cold related symptoms. The herb is used in Praanrakshak churna.
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM)
People in India use Neem herb on a daily basis owing to its rich medicinal effects on the health. It is widely used as a dental and gum cleaner to protect from oral infections and bad breath. Gingivitis, bleeding gums and toothache are also relieved by using Neem regularly. Another of its famous sue is as a skin disinfectant. It is widely used in soaps, shampoos and body washes and is believed to have relieving action on pimples. Some of its miraculous actions of these herbal capsules can be seen in diseases like diabetes and arthritis. It is due to its antibacterial properties that it is used in a lot of toothpastes and mouthwashes. Neem works wonder in medical conditions like bee stings, conjunctivitis, hemorrhoids, and ulcers and even in cases of bronchitis and epilepsy. Practitioners have drawn marvelous results in cases of skin diseases like psoriasis, acne and eczema. It is part of our product Aller-g- care pack.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The ancient Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha is a multiple benefit herb. It has beneficial effects on human body in a natural way. Ashwagandha helps in cases stress, memory loss and many more chronic ailments. A look at these disorders tells us that they are all related to our life style. The increase in stress and manifold decrease in a healthy diet and lifestyle leads to stress induced disorders including many neurological disorders. People usually complain of stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weakness. Most of us face issues of low stamina and endurance power.
Ashwagandha herb plays a vital role in such cases. It is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from these, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and longer lasting erections. Ashwagandha herb is an indispensable part of many of our formulations owing to its benefits. Aller-G care is prepared using Ashwagandha.