Herbal (Ayurveda) remedy for Allergy Treatment

December 6, 2011 by  
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by Steve Guttman NYC

Herbal (Ayurveda) remedy for Allergy Treatment

Article by Roy Chavarcode

An allergy refers to an exaggerated reaction by our body immune system in response to contact with certain foreign substances usually harmless. But, in a person whose body is prone to allergies, they are recognized by the body and the immune system is turned on. Allergy-producing substances are called as ‘allergens’. Examples include pollens, dust mite, molds and certain foods.

Allergens cause the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE), an antibody that all of us have in small amounts. Allergic persons, however, produce IgE in abnormally quantities. Normally, this antibody is important in protecting us from parasites, but not from other allergens.

As per Ayurveda, foods are just aliens when we ingest them and are treated by the Agni (fire) of the body to change into compatible foods for the body. When the Agni doesn’t work properly, toxins get produced and accumulation of these toxins reduces the immunity of the body and gives rise to the immunity related diseases.

The word allergy is derived from the Greek words “allos,” meaning different and “ergos,” meaning work or action. Although allergies can develop at any age, the risk of developing it is genetic. It is related to a family history of allergy. Ayurvedic medicine has also found that eliminating allergens from the body will help alleviate symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. Ayurvedic medicine works on increasing the sensitivity & strength of immunity of the body.

Allergies affect most people in the world today. This has caused the need for scientists to research and find out some remedies for allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can be treated but not cured. This is so as the drugs simply suppress the symptoms and make the situation better. There are natural remedies while others are manufactured and prescribed by a doctor or bought over the counter.Omega 3 fatty acids really help in curbing allergic reactions. Studies have shown that these substances found in walnuts, eggs and fish like salmon help in fighting inflammation and therefore people who take it more regularly are less likely to suffer from allergic reactions. This is a natural remedy.

Combination allergy medications are good treatment for allergic reactions. They are mainly a combination of antihistamines and decongestants. The two medications now work as one. Other combinations are between asthma medicine and an allergy medicine. These medicines should be taken under the guidance of a doctor.

Chamomile has helped many people get rid of allergic reactions. The problem with this natural remedy however, is the fact that it works for others while it does not for others. This is because chamomile is of the ragweed family. Rag weed itself is an allergen- a substance that leads to allergic reactions.

Bronchodilators have the ability to clear mucus from the lungs and open the air path to the lungs. They are mostly used by people who are suffering from asthma and are inhaled. With this, you are at ease when you cough and it is easier to cough out the phlegm. They relieve the congestion in the lungs and the wheezing sound that most asthma patients make.

Pollens

Pollens are tiny egg-shaped powdery grains released from flowering plants, which are carried by the wind or insects, and serve to cross-pollinate other plants of the same type. This pollen, present in the air, can land in a person’s eyes, nose, lungs, and on their skin to set up an allergic reaction causing allergic rhinitis (hay fever), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies) and allergic asthma.Pollens that are spread by the wind are usually the main cause of seasonal allergies, while pollens that rely on insects do not cause allergies. Pollen can travel long distances and the levels in the air tend to be highest from early morning to mid-morning.

Springtime Allergies – Causes

Spring allergies are caused by pollen from trees, which pollinate between January to April, depending on the climate and location. Some of them that cause severe allergies include oak, olive, elm, birch, ash, hickory, sycamore, maple, cypress, and walnut and also some weeds.

Summertime Allergies – Causes

Grass pollen is typically the main cause of late spring and early summer allergies which are highest at these times. It is also enhanced if someone is mowing the lawn or lying in the grass. Contact with grass can result in itching and hives in people who are allergic to grass pollen. Grasses are usually named as northern and southern grasses. Northern grasses like timothy, rye, orchard, sweet vernal, red top, and blue grasses are common in colder climates. Southern grasses like bermuda grass are present in warmer climates.

Fall Allergies- Causes

Weed pollen is the main cause of seasonal allergy in the late summer and early fall as in some areas of North America, weeds like ragweed, sagebrush, pigweed, tumbleweed (Russian thistle), and cocklebur.

Pollens Allergy – How to Know

An allergist can determine if you have seasonal allergies, and to which types of pollens to which you are allergic through allergy testing, which involves skin testing or a blood test (RAST). Allergy testing is helpful in predicting the times of the year that you may experience allergies so as to plan the allergy shots.Pollen Exposure- How to avoid

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