What is Allergy?
Allergy as per Ayurveda is a disorder of the immune system and an adverse reaction to an assumed foreign matter that usually does not harm the body. Hypersensitivity gets triggered by these matters known as allergens. Allergies that we experience for many reasons cause a lot of discomforts that can interfere with daily life. They may be caused due to seasonal changes, certain foods, stress, pollution, and weather changes.
As per Ayurveda, allergies are caused by imbalances that occur in tridoshas i.e. Kapha, Pitta, and Vata. The condition limits your body to expel the toxins accumulated within. Ayurvedic therapies focus on treating the root cause of the allergy rather than just addressing the symptoms. This holistic approach of Ayurveda ensures lifelong benefits and ultimate relief from all diseases.
We have well-known Ayurvedic centres that offer various treatment packages in Kerala. Au Revoir is one such Ayurvedic treatment centre in Palakkad extending a wide variety of therapies that can guarantee you healthy well-being.
Detoxification of the body using different purification processes of Ayurveda helps treat chronic allergies. Panchakarma effectively cleanses the accumulated Kapha from your body and helps to get rid of such allergies. It uses traditional Ayurvedic treatments in combination with natural enhancements to maintain balance in the body, brain, and soul. Ayurveda mentions that toxins accumulate in the body due to diseases, health problems, natural openings, and ingestion of food. Panchakarma being an extensive method is intended to cleanse and scrub the whole body by removing toxins, and various contaminants. It acts as a corrective and preventive measure to help control various conditions and improve well-being.
These 5-fold purification and restoration therapies of Panchakarma include the removal of toxins effectively.
Vamana: The procedure helps remove toxins by including therapeutic vomiting
Virechanam: It cleanses the body through therapeutic purgation
Vasti: The procedure involves administering enema therapy
Nasya: It cleanses the body by ayurvedic drug administration through the nose
Rakthamokshanam: It is an effective blood purification therapy.
Apart from the therapies, Ayurveda suggests lifestyle modifications and alterations in dietary habits along with treatments to reduce and eliminate the risk of developing allergies.
Eating light, warm and healthy food
To fight off allergies, the consumption of fresh and warm foods cooked to perfection is suggested. These foods relax the digestive system and help in the better absorption of nutrients. Raw foods are difficult to digest well and lead to the accumulation of toxins in your body.
Keep away dairy
Avoiding the consumption of dairy products helps reduce the symptoms of mucus and aids in flushing out toxins easily.
Gentle exercise and practicing pranayama and other breathing techniques enhance the fitness of your body and promote mental stability, thus preventing the formation of allergies. It also calms the mind and the body and prevents the formation of allergies.
Using warming spices in cooking help to support the digestive fire and protect you from seasonal allergies. They not only aid in strengthening the immune system but also balance the doshas and help eliminate the toxins from your body.
Spices and Herbal supplements:
Neem: The leaves of neem are a great source of anti-inflammatory properties, and are considered the best remedy for skin allergies. The freshly extracted juice of neem leaves taken internally heals the skin and treats allergies.
Turmeric: Due to the anti-inflammatory compounds in turmeric it is used to cure various types of allergies. It is also a detoxifying agent and helps cleanse the blood, liver, and skin.
Guduchi: It is also known as ‘Amritha’ in Ayurveda which helps in balancing all three doshas in the body. It fights off infections effectively and helps in improving your digestion.
Cinnamon: It helps to clear mucus and promotes vata circulation throughout the respiratory system. If you are experiencing congestion due to spring cold, try adding fresh ginger root to the mixture to remove mucus from the respiratory tract.
Cumin seeds: Cumin, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, can help you get instant relief from allergies and rashes. It soothes the skin and helps control any inflammation caused by allergies. The anti-bacterial properties of cumin help to kill bacteria in the skin and cure acne.
Ginger: Ginger helps reduce the unpleasant symptoms that arise from inflammatory issues and helps many health conditions like nausea and joint pain.
Coriander and Cilantro: They enhance immunity and have medicinal properties to help in treating allergies, burning sensation, and allergic dermatitis.
Allergies can cause a lot of discomforts and interfere with daily life. They are caused by changes over time, and certain foods, stress, pollution, and climate change can aggravate allergic reactions in individuals. Various allergies caused due to different factors are always challenging to detect. Ayurveda focuses on the elimination of the route cause that helps you in long-term relief from those conditions. Follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle to ensure rejuvenation and wellness!