Ayurvedic Treatment for Dust Allergy (Vataja pratisyaya) – Diet & Herbal Remedies

Dust is the most common allergen that causes various allergic reactions in the body. It affects various sense organs like skin, nose, and eyes. Dust present inside the house exacerbating during sweeping, cleaning, etc. is a fearful situation to most dust allergic people. Ayurveda has mentioned dust allergy as “Vataja pratishyaya”, a condition caused by the predominant vitiation of Vata dosha. The complete natural cure is assured in case of dust allergy by following Ayurvedic measures.

Triggering Factors of Dust Allergy

Subjection to dust may be activated by various factors as follows:

  • Hair and feather of animals
  • Cockroach
  • Pollen
  • Dust mitesetc.

Hair and Feather of animals

Body droppings of pet animals when combined with household dust can cause allergic symptoms in prone people.


Tiny body particles of cockroach may get mixed with dust and result in allergy in some people


Pollen grains from different plantscause different types of allergic reactions in people

Dust mites

These are very small bugs that live in household dust and commonly found in beds, upholstered furniture, etc. Dust mite allergy is the common cause of Asthma in children. Its symptoms include sneezing, cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, etc. The symptoms may become severe leading to asthma symptoms. The remnants of dust mites like fecal matter will be present in dust particles and are the real reason for causing the allergy. Exposure to dust mites can result in complications like inflammation of the sinus, asthma, etc.

Ayurveda also suggests causes of allergy as mist and breeze along with dust.

Symptoms of Dust Allergy

  • Redness, itching and watering of eyes
  •  Wheezing
  •  Cough
  •  Sneezing
  •  Shortness of breath

As per Ayurveda, sneezing, dryness of mouth, nasal congestion, pricking pain on nose, tooth ache, head ache, hoarseness of voice etc. are the manifestations of Dust Allergy.

Ayurvedic Reference of Dust allergy (Vataja Pratisyaya)

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Ayurvedic Reference of Dust allergy (Vataja Pratisyaya)

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Ayurvedic Treatment of Dust Allergy

Dust Allergy can be managed effectively through various Ayurvedic treatment modalities including Internal medications, panchakarma therapies, and natural herbs. The first thing to prevent Dust Allergy is to avoid exposure to dust. The bed and other linen should be kept clean. Also, pet animals should be placed out of direct contact. Ayurveda explains the complete preventive as well treatment aspects of dust allergy.

Internal Medications to Treat Dust Allergy

Following internal medications are advised based on the condition of patient: –

  • Vyoshadi Vatakam
  • Elakanadi Kashayam
  • Dasamoolakaduthrayam Kashayam
  • Vasishta Rasayanam
  • Talisapatradi Churnam
  • Vasarishtam

Panchakarma Therapies for Treating Dust Allergy

  • Snehapana (Intake of medicated ghee)
  • Swedana (Sweating)
  • Vamana (Emesis)
  • Dhoomapana (Inhalation of medicated ghee)
  • Gandusha (Holding medicated liquid in mouth)

Single Herbs that can be Used in Dust Allergy as Per Ayurveda

Single herbs for Ayurvedic treatment of Dust Allergy are Haridra (Curcuma Longa), Ardraka (Zingiber Officinale), Pippali (Piper Longum) and Ela (Elettaria Cardamomum).

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Diet in Dust Allergy

Pathya (Do’s)

  • Easily digestible food
  • Saindhava (Rock salt)
  • Warm water for internal as well as external use
  • Use of face mask
  • Maintain personal hygiene
  • Keep house and surroundings clean

Apathya (Don’ts)

  • Cold food like ice cream, desserts etc.
  • Non vegetarian diet
  • Fried and bakery food
  • Curd
  • Cheese and Butter
  • Day sleep

Yoga and Pranayama for Dust Allergy

Ardhachandrasana, Pavanamuktasana, Vrukshasana, Setubandhasana etc. are the beneficial yoga postures in Allergy. Pranayama (breathing exercise) helps a lot to increase body’s immunity to allergens. It ensures proper nourishment and functioning of body cells.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What all factors cause Dust Allergy?

Answers: Dust Allergy is caused by factors like pollen, dust mite, cockroach, feather and fur of animals etc.

Question: What is Dust mite?

Answer: Dust mite is a bug commonly living on beddings, upholstered furniture etc. that cause allergic reactions in susceptible people.

Question: Is Ayurveda effective in the treatment of Dust Allergy?

Answer: Ayurveda ensures complete cure of Dust Allergy through effective internal medicines and various treatment modalities.

Question: Is there a permanent treatment for Dust Allergy in Ayurveda?

Answer: Yes, permanent treatment for Dust Allergy through Ayurveda is possible as Ayurveda works on the root cause. It focuses on the individual as a whole. After taking Ayurvedic treatment over a period of time, the patient reacts less aggressively to the triggers and gets adapted to his environment.

Question: Is Ayurvedic treatment for Dust Allergy safe for kids?

Answer: Yes, absolutely. Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of herbs and minerals which are considered safe.

Question: Can regular intake of antihistamines be bad for my health?

Answer: Yes, the long-term use of antihistamines has many side effects such as weight gain, drowsiness, upset stomach, etc.

Question: Is Dust Allergy a contagious disease?

Answer: Dust Allergy is not a contagious disease and it does not transmit from one person to another because the hypersensitivity reaction to certain substances is an individualistic trait.

Question: Can Ayurvedic medicines be continued with Allopathic treatment?

Answer: Initially, you can continue both treatments within the gap of 1 hour.

Question: Can Ayurvedic medicines can be taken during pregnancy?

Answer: Kindly consult an Ayurvedic physician directly.

Question: If I follow Ayurvedic treatment regularly, then in how much time allergy will be completely cured?

Answer: It depends on the severity of the condition.


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Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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