If you have caught yourself sneezing and coughing, or your eyes and nose are getting itchy and runny during a season of the year, then you can be sure that it is nothing other than seasonal allergy. Grass, mold and pollen are some of the basic triggers of seasonal allergies. This type of allergy is a type of heightened sensitivity towards an allergen or a foreign substance that leads a person’s own immunity system to overreact while protecting itself. The symptoms of seasonal allergy can be mild or severe.
Weather is a prime contributing factor for seasonal allergies. Mild winter season leads to early pollination in plants whereas rainy spring season promotes quick growth of plant and encourages occurrence of mold. This results into symptoms that easily last till the autumn season.
Some of the common symptoms include:
- Itching in the eyes
- Water filled eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Pain in the stomach
- Itchy skin
- Runny nose
- Asthma (Difficulty in breathing)
- Hay fever
Natural herbs to relieve seasonal allergies
Neem: Scientific name of this herb is Azadirachta indica. The only remedy of the cure of seasonal allergy is to figure out the root cause of it and take measures to get rid of those causes. One can consume neem leaf in the raw form or as a medicine / oil. Neem shows powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and anti-histamine properties that helps in inhibiting allergic reactions.
Ashwagandha: Scientific name of this herb is Withania somnifera. Ashwagandha is considered to be one of the most effective and ancient herbs in Ayurveda healing. It is effective in warding off the symptoms of seasonal allergies and various other illnesses by boosting your immune system.
Haridra: Scientific name of this herb is Curcuma longa. Haridra has been known for its antiallergic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that alleviate different types of skin allergies and skin problems caused due to seasonal allergy.
Tulsi: Scientific name of this herb is Ocimum tenuiflorum. Tulsi is also called as Holy Basil which has magical healing power. This herb acts as a herbal medicine in the treatment of several types of respiratory problems which are likely seen as symptoms of seasonal allergy. These symptoms are fever, cold, sore throat and coughs.
Shirish: Scientific name of this herb is Albizia Lebbeck. This herb has a natural anti-allergic action that makes it an excellent herb for curing flare ups in breathing disorders such as asthma caused during certain type of weather. Intake of this herb reduces the narrowing and swelling of respiratory tract. It acts as an anti-toxin that gives relief to the bronchial asthma by expelling toxins from the body.
Kantkari: Scientific name of this herb is Solanum surattense Burm. Kantakari is a beneficial tonic that heals and aids your respiratory system, reproductive system and urinary organs of the body. This herb is especially useful in relieving one from signs of bronchial asthma, chronic cough and bronchitis.
Bharangi: Scientific name of this herb is Clerodendrum serratum. Consumption of Bharangi is helpful in the treatment of cold, acute sinusitis, cough, allergic rhinitis and different kinds of respiratory tract infections. Its herbal extract delivers the physical energy to a person that is required to make your lungs and vocal chords strong and healthy.
Madhuyashti: Scientific name of this herb is Glycyrrhiza glabra. This herb is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune-modulatory and anti-microbial agent that treats several types of respiratory and digestive disorders successfully.
Vaasa: Scientific name of this herb is Adhatoda vasica. The primary action of Vassa is seen on respiratory and circulatory system. This herb breaks the deposition of thick layer of mucous and prevents common cough, coughing accompanied with bleeding and heals the inflamed regions of respiratory system.
Ayurveda herbs are the safest, best and most effective ways to treat all kinds of seasonal allergies. It is the natural way to heal long term allergies from root levels without providing any side effects. Along with the treatment of allergies, these above mentioned herbs make your immunity system, respiratory system and digestive system strong and healthy. So make these herbs a part of your daily life and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and disease free body.
DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD – AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda – Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Website – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM