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Ayurvedic Cure for Seasonal Allergies

When your immune system is in balance, it does a seamless job of identifying and eliminating potential threats to our health, such as toxins, bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. However, sometimes your immune system responds too vigorously to a substance in the environment that is usually harmless, such as pollen, animal dander, or mold. As the body acts to eradicate the perceived threat, you can experience the uncomfortable symptoms of an allergic reaction, including a runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing, and itchy, watery eyes. Allergies affect a large percentage of the population at one time or another and can significantly limit activity.

Ayurvedic Cure for Seasonal AllergiesAyurveda views allergies as an excess of “Kapha Dosha”, or the earth and water elements. Earth and water are cold, heavy, dense, smooth and stable. Excess of these elements results in congestion, mucus, phlegm, sneezing and postnasal drip. Along with the excess of these qualities, there’s slow digestive fire known as “Agni”. So the way to turn allergies around is to improve the digestive fire and use the qualities that are opposite of Kapha (warm, light, mobile, and clear) in everything you do — diet, herbs and daily routine.

A few ways to beat seasonal allergies using Ayurveda are as follows:-

  1. Eat Warm, Cooked Foods: In Ayurveda, eating warm, cooked foods gives the digestive fire a chance to rest. When the digestion is low, it can’t access the nutrition stored in raw foods, and the poorly digested food creates toxins.

  1. Do an Ayurvedic Cleanse: A cleanse is a great way to get rid of the toxins that are already in the body and reset the digestion. Preferably, twice a year.

  1. Use a Nasal Rinse Cup: A neti pot or nasal rinse cup is a must-have accessory for anyone with seasonal allergies. It helps remove the congestion as well as the allergens that are irritating the nasal passages and the sinuses.

  1. Nasya: Nasya is the Ayurvedic practice of putting herbal oil drops in the nose. This practice lubricates dry nasal passages, delivers the benefits of herbs directly in the nose, and keeps allergens from directly irritating the nasal lining.

  1. Practice Pranayama: Exercise is essential to maintain your weight and improve your cardiovascular fitness. It should be followed by 30 minutes of pranayama, or breathing techniques. It helps you on a mental and spiritual level, bringing calm, attention and space.

Ayurvedic Cure for Seasonal Allergies_26. Herbal Supplements and Spices: Use warming spices in cooking to support your digestive fire- particularly ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and black pepper. Also supplement your diet with Ayurvedic herbs known to support and rejuvenate the respiratory system, like Tulsi, Pippali, and licorice.

Sinusitis Has A Permanent Solution With Ayurvedic Treatments

Sinusitis – A disease? Or not?

Sinusitis is a condition which is not fatal but yet painful. We won’t call it is a disease but it’s just a condition of illness which causes disease. In simple words, sinusitis effects sinus which is a part of our nose. Its main function is to restrict the suspended and dispersed particles from getting clogged in the nose. When sinus gets infected it swells and that infection spreads throughout the face.

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Ayurvedic Turn

According to Ayurveda, sinusitis is caused due to imbalance in the Shleshaka Kapha and Prana Vata. Shleshaka Kapha controls the moisture level in our body while the Prana Vata controls the mind. When these two gets messed up sinusitis emerges and the difficulty arises. This in turn creates a dilemma in the function of Pitta which controls the arena of metabolism as well as inflammation. Classified into frontal, maxillary and sphenoid sinus, this problem turns to any part of the face. Hence considering an Ayurvedic treatment will only help it further.

As Ayurveda has the answers for sinusitis, trying it may just be as interesting:

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-          Basil : Tulsi, as it is supposed to be called, has a strong and stringent impact in its steam form. Basil Steam inhalation three to four times a day will relieve you from a huge part of sinus pain.

-          Neem : While having your bath consider dripping in some neem extracts  in the water which you will inhale in the process soothing your trouble to a big extend.

-          Ginger : Ginger with honey or jaggery administered orally also turns out to be a really good medicine for treating sinusitis.

-          Panchkarma : This includes five treatments viz. Abhyanga, Garshana, Swedana, Udvartana and Pizichili. Following a regular pattern of these treatments will definitely cure sinusitis slowly.

-           Diet changes: Include more fruits with Vitamin C, Peppers and chilli in your diet. Increase the intake of omega-3, avocados, walnuts and other dry fruits, organic vegetables and meat, flax seeds, coconut oil usage in food.

-          Therapies : Nasyam, Vamanam, Lepanam etc are some dosha riding therapies which are commonly practiced for eradicating sinusitis. Nasyma is known to the best and direct treatment for the nasal parts where the oil or medicine administered is believed to have a proper action.

-          Yogasan : Pranayama, Dhanurasana, Chakrasana, Halasanan, Shavasana, Shalabhasana etc are some of the major yoga poses which one should inculcate in the morning routine helping to alleviate sinusitis gradually and completely.

Managing these mentioned analyses into your schedule will facilitate in removing the snagging pain of sinus from your body forever. This usually should be continued for at least a month to have a complete impact. The duration may depend from body to body but still it has proven very effective.