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5 Ayurvedic Herbs To Counter Seasonal Allergies

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Turmeric has antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-allergic, analgesic, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory properties, protecting the body from allergic reactions. Neem helps purify the blood and eliminate toxins from the body. Ginseng is anti-inflammatory, treating allergic reactions. Shirisha and Tulsi have detoxifying properties and help eradicate the symptoms of allergies.

Allergies are defined as the body’s response against any external stimulus. Many people are allergic to the various chemicals that are present in the atmosphere during spring season. Sneezing, coughing, running nose and congestion are the major characteristics of the seasonal allergies.

To keep the situation under control, some of them prefer staying indoors and avoid  windy and dry days. They protect themselves with dust masks and immediately change out of their clothes as soon as they enter home. These help to avoid the extreme consequences of seasonal allergies to a huge extent. However, this is not a solution to the problem.

Ayurveda has a huge role in treating seasonal allergies. The herbs and diet recommended by this system are completely safe to consume and have absolutely no side effects. They are free from any chemicals, artificial flavour and preservatives.

Ayurvedic Herbs For Seasonal Allergies

Haridra (Curcuma longa)

Haridra possesses effective medicinal and herbal properties. It has antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-allergic, analgesic, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It is one of the herbs that help combat the pathogens and protect the body from the various allergic reactions.

Haridra

Neem (Azadirachta indica)

This herb is another important Ayurvedic herb. It not only has the capability to treat seasonal allergies, but also aids in curing various other physiological complications. It helps in treating skin related disorders, which occur especially due to microbial infections.

The detoxifying property of Neem helps in cleansing the body system completely. It has purifying properties, which help in purifying the blood and eliminating any toxic substances from the body completely.  It is effective in treating skin infections, skin allergies, blood disorders, boils and many more complications.

Neem

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is commonly known as the Indian Ginseng. Seasonal allergies often lead to inflammatory reactions. And, Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory properties. This property makes it an apt herb for the treatment of seasonal allergies. It is extremely popular in the Western countries and has the potential to treat various types of allergies properly.

Ashwagandha

Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)

It is also known as the Vish-ghan. It is used to eliminate the essential toxins accumulated in the body and purify the system completely. These toxins are known as the “ama“. They get accumulated in our bodies and lead to several disorders, diseases and illnesses. They also interfere with our immune system and weaken it completely. This leads to the breakdown of the body. Shirish has detoxifying properties, purifying blood and promoting good health.

Shirisha

Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

Tulsi is also known as the Holy Basil. It possesses several pharmacological properties. This herbal plant helps in combating cough and allergic reactions significantly. It helps in the treatment of acute respiratory disorders, influenza and viral flu. These symptoms of the seasonal allergies are eradicated with the help of this herb.

Tulasi

Diet For Combating Seasonal Allergies

People suffering from seasonal allergies are recommended to follow a diet chart strictly. This diet chart includes certain food items, which must be consumed and some, which must be eliminated from their meal completely.

Foods To Consume To Avoid Seasonal Allergies

  • Fatty Fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna, trout, herring, blue fish
  • Flaxseeds
  • Walnuts
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Tea
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Yogurt
  • Turmeric
  • Wheat bran
  • Kelp
  • Cashews

Foods To Avoid during Seasonal Allergies

  • Parsley
  • Tomatoes
  • Blue Cheese
  • Almonds
  • Wine
  • Banana
  • Celery
  • Chamomile Tea

Fight Seasonal Allergies and lead a healthy life.

 

Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.

Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.

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