Casein Protein Allergy (Ksheeralasaka)
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Casein Protein Allergy: Symptoms, Causes, Types, Do's, Don'ts, Yoga, Ayurvedic Reference and Treatment : Complete Ayurveda Details
Casein protein allergy is one of the commonest allergic conditions occurring predominantly in children. It may also be observed in adults. As we all know Casein is a protein predominantly present in milk products. In some individuals, the abnormal allergic reaction to milk products are mainly due to the abnormal immune response of the body towards the Casein protein present in milk or milk products.
In Ayurveda, we correlate this condition based on different criterias. As it is an allergic response due to Casein present in milk, it can be defined as “Ksheeralasaka” in children upto the age of 2 years. If considering in a wide spectrum, due to the presence of allergic response by a Protein, we can correlate to the condition “Virudha”. In a broad sense, it can be also related to “Amavastha” as the main treatment principle is Pachana of the Ama dosha (End product of improper metabolism).
IAFA has been very keen in developing medicinal preparations for the management of diseases occuring in children and infants. Casein protein allergy can be cured by the application of different Ayurveda methods and with the help of Yoga, all the measures lead to the improvement of the immune system.
Causes of Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
As mentioned earlier, it is the abnormal immune response of the body to the intake of Casein containing products. Normally the antibodies produced by Immunoglobulins fight against harmful foregin materials entering the body. But in this case, antibodies identifies Casein as a harmful foreign material and produce histamines and other chemical materials thereby triggering an allergic response to it.
Ayurvedic reference of Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
Triggering factors of Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
- Not properly cooked or boiled milk
- Allergic history
Signs and symptoms of Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
- Tingling sensation around lips
- Abdominal cramps and pain
Diagnosis of Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
The condition can be identified by taking detailed personal and medical history of the patient. Laboratory examination for Ig E and observation after giving low quantity casein containing products to see the reaction are enough for confirming casein allergy. Skin tests can also be done.
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Diet in Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
- Warm food
- Plant based milk alternatives like Almond milk or Vegetable cheese.
- Gooseberry and Turmeric intake
- Slimy and oily foods
- Dairy products for the treatment period
- Excess fatty food
- Anger and anxiety must be avoided through Ayurveda, Yoga and self measures
Yoga Practice for Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
The practice of Yoga and Pranayama helps to boost the immune system thereby preventing the presence of any disorders due to external causes. Asanas like Salabhasana, Paschimothasana, Gomukhasana and Vajrasana help to maintain a healthy immune system and proper digestive system functioning. Always perform yoga under the guidance of a teacher for the best results.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Casein Protein Allergy - Ksheeralasaka
The treatment of Ksheeralasaka can be given to the child as well as to the mother for purifying the breast milk. Ksheeralasaka is caused due to ama (end product of improper metabolism) and vitiation of breast milk. So treatments are-
- Purification of breast milk
- Depletion therapy – Apatarpana
- Fasting – Langana
- Carminatives – Deepana and Pachana
Commonly used Formulations
- Guducyadi kashayam
- Mustadi sthanya sodhana kashaya
- Haridradi kashaya
- Vachadi kashaya
- Rajanyadi churna
- Ashta churna
For the milk allergy of elders, we can use medicines like
- Ashta churnam
- Pachanamrtham kashayam
- Guducyadi kashayam
- Sudarsanam gulika
- Vilwadi gulika
- Chiruvilwadi kashayam
- Indukantham kashayam
- Hinguvachadi churna
- Vilwadi leha
- Shloka No. 20-22, Chapter No. 2 – Balamaya prathisedha of Ashtanga Hrudayam Uttara Sthanam by Acharaya Vagbhata.
- Sharma PV, Ashtanga Samgraha of Vagbhata Uttara Sthana Vol. III, 2013, Varanasi: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan, Chapter 2, Sloka 17, p. 20.
- Sharma H., Kasyap Samhita by Vriddha Jivaka with Vidyotini Hindi Commentary, Benaras, Chaukhambha Sanskrit Series, Chikitsasthana Chapter 4, verse 15-18, p. 100.
- Bhartiya S, Ashtanga Hridaya arthaat Vagbhat 2013 Mathura: Govardhan Pusthkalaya, 2013, Sutrasthana Chapter 8, verse 21. p. 106.
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist