What is Allergic Rhinitis: Cause, Symptoms, and Ayurvedic Treatment

What is Allergic Rhinitis: Cause, Symptoms, and Ayurvedic Treatment

Sep 22, 2018, 10:29:09 PM News

The allergic inflammation that happens in the nasal airways, which further leads to many problems like a blocked, runny nose, itchy eyes, throat and skin.  Sometimes it is inherited by the parents too. When allergens come in contact with the lining of the nose they work as triggers that make the body release histamine.

Allergic rhinitis is also termed as hay fever because the condition gets aggravated during the season when certain plants pollinate. An oversensitive immune system usually suffers with the problem of allergic rhinitis. But there are other reasons too that find its way to bother you creating problems.

Several other symptoms can be avoided or else it could create a long-term problem. It affects your eyes, nose that is effected due to some airborne pollens of the plants, animal dander, and dust in the air or polluted surroundings.

Plants create pollens that every year reportedly increases the number of cases of allergic rhinitis. Some examples of these kinds of plants are:

  • Flowering plants
  • Evergreen trees
  • Deciduous trees
  • Ragweed
  • Grasses

Care to know the cause?

It occurs at rare times when the body’s immune system attacks a harmless element found in our body that is an antigen.

The antigen presents itself to the immune system and then is treated as an outside unhealthy attack when this happens  immune system comes to defend itself and to shield itself produces a substance known as Immunoglobulin E (or IgE )

Identifying allergic rhinitis

Most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis:

  • Stuffy nose/Nasal congestion
  • Wheezing
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Teary eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Congestion of nose
  • Smell impairment
  • Headache
  • Coughing
  • Itchy or watery eyes, skin irritation
  • Itching in mouth, throat, nose


As per Ayurveda a few causes for allergic rhinitis are:

  • Poor digestion problems or low digestion strength- Mandagini
  • Being around animals more often, even your pet animals can be the reason
  • Wrong food combinations
  • Long term intake of drugs leads to depleting the immunity

Allergens causing allergic rhinitis

  • Dust Mites
  • Animal Dander
  • Smoking
  • Insect Control
  • Pollution
  • Pollen from flowers i.e. hay fever
  • Mold Suppose in humid areas like kitchen or bathrooms.
  • Occupational Triggers

Indian Gooseberry + Turmeric + Ginger

1 Teaspoon honey and ½ teaspoon of Indian gooseberry fruit powder (amla). Mix them well and consume twice daily.

Trust the magic of turmeric for effectively treating allergic rhinitis, as the former is a natural immune system booster.

Boil 1 cup milk and add ½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger. Then put ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder to it.

Take this recipe 2-3 times a day.

Practice breathing exercise to combat allergy

Fennel and ginger tea work excellent to treat allergies

Turmeric + Black Pepper + Warm Milk

Take a glass of lukewarm milk, add one teaspoon of turmeric powder, black pepper powder. Mix them all together properly. Drink this twice daily.

Honey + Ginger + Indian Gooseberry

1 glass of fresh Indian gooseberry juice, add one teaspoon honey, 5 gm ginger juice and little water.

This remedy acts as a decongestant and boosts immunity.

Fenugreek Seeds

Due to its antiviral properties it provides relief from irritation and soothes the mucous membranes. It helps prevent sneezing.

Drink warm soup of mushroom or corn flour with added black pepper and cloves.

Ginger also works great!

Cut ginger into small pieces and chew it several times a day and also make it a point to add this to your recipe.

Take few cloves and add 1 tablespoon of ginger (grated) to it, add cinnamon to 1 cup of water.

Boil it for 5 minutes then strain. Also, add lemon juice and  a little honey to it.

This is a herbal tea drink it thrice daily during the season when allergies are more common.

Ginger is known for its has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immune-boosting properties that help relieve rhinitis symptoms like runny nose, headache, nasal congestion, cough.

Apple Cider Vinegar+ Glass of warm water+ Honey+ Lemon Juice

Take 2 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar and add it to a glass of warm water.

Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, honey.

This remedy should be taken 3 times daily.

Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to treat allergic rhinitis and gives a lifelong relief from it. Heal yourself with the power of Ayurveda and gain great health!

Published by Devjeet Singh

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