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    Nasal Polyps (Nasarsas)

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    Nasal Polyps - Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment

    Nasal Polyps is an inflammatory disease characterized by abnormal lesions that originate from any portion of the nasal mucosa or paranasal sinuses. It is a relatively common disease, occurring in 1-4 % of the general population, but is rarely described in the pediatric population. Nasal polyps in the pediatric population appear to occur as inflammatory responses to bacterial infections and it could represent an alert sign for other underlying systemic diseases.  

     

    In Ayurveda, nasal polyps can be correlated to Nasarsas described by Susrutha and Charaka Acharya according to its symptoms. We at IAFA® under the guidance of Dr. Sahil Gupta provide safe and effective herbal remedies for ayurvedic treatment of nasal polyps. Dr. Sahil Gupta is providing proper care and treatment for the successful management of various ailments.

    Ayurvedic Reference of Nasal Polyps (Nasaras)

    Causes of Nasal Polyps

    Some people can develop polyps with no previous nasal problems, but there is often a trigger for developing polyps. These triggers include:

    • Chronic or recurring sinus infections
    • Asthma
    • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)

    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Sensitivity to non steroidal  anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or aspirin

    In Ayurveda, nasal polyps are called Kapha-Rakta grandhis. The enlarged  Kapha dosha accumulates in the wall of blood vessels and surrounding muscle tissues and leads to swelling known as Kapha-Rakta granthi  or nasarsas and is caused by chronic irritation.

    Symptoms of Nasal Polyps

    • A sensation that your nose is blocked
    • Runny nose
    • Postnasal drip, which is when excess mucus runs down the back of your throat
    • Nasal stuffiness
    • Nasal congestion

    • Reduced sense of smell
    • Breathing through your mouth
    • A feeling of pressure in your forehead or face
    • Sleep apnea
    • Snoring

    As Per Ayurveda, Symptoms Include

    • Nasal block (Nasa-avarodha)
    • Breathing difficulty (Krucha swasa)

    • Running nose (Nasa srava)
    • Snoring

    Dr. Sahil Gupta

    Dr. Gupta’s offers traditional and successful Ayurvedic management for Nasal Polyps. Institute of Applied Food Allergy® has particular ayurvedic medicines for nasal allergies and its associated treatment. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provides the finest care for all health problems and allergies through a holistic approach.

     – Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

    Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist
    CEO & Founder of IAFAⓇ

    Diet in Nasal Polyps

    Pathyam or Do’s in Nasal Polyps

    • Maintain good hygiene of the self as well as the environment so that infection can be minimized.
    • Timely and appropriate intervention for Common Cold, Bronchitis, Asthma, or any other respiratory ailment you may be having
    • Take steam inhalation if there is a persistent cold

    Apathyam or Don’ts in Nasal Polyps

    • Avoid exposure to allergens like pollen, perfumes, smoke, tobacco, dust, chemical fumes which cause inflammation and irritation of the nasal passage
    • Do not stuff cotton in the nose in case there is a nasal bleeding

    Yoga Therapy for Nasal Polyps

    Yoga for nasal polyps and pranayama yoga is very helpful for balancing your chakras and recovering from any inflammations and infections. Pranayama yoga is extremely useful because it is a set of breathing exercises that will not only help with the clearing of your nasal pathways but will also help you feel more relaxed and clear-minded. 

    Asanas include,

    • Gomukasana (Cow’s Face Pose)
    • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
    • Sarvangasana (All Limbs Pose)

    Pranayama include,

    • Bhastrika Pranayama
    • Kapalabhati  (Frontal Brain Cleansing Exercise)
    • Jalaneti (Nasal Cleansing with Water)
    • Sutraneti (Nasal Cleansing with Thread)

    Ayurvedic Treatment for Nasal polyps

    The treatment aims to bringing about the doshas to normalcy, to repair the inflamed mucosa, and to drain the polyps. Both purificatory and palliative treatment are necessary for the condition.

     

    Dr. Sahil Gupta (CEO and Founder of IAFA®) recommends 2 combinations of effective ayurvedic medicines such as “Nasal Polyps Care Pack for Adults” and “Nasal Polyps Care Pack for Kids” for ayurvedic treatment of nasal polyps naturally.

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    Dosage / Usage:-

    For External Use:

    External Therapies for Nasal Polyps

    1. Nasal Air: Dhumapana (Smoking Herbal Drugs): One end of the wick is burned and the flame should be stopped. The moderate smoke coming out of the wick can be inhaled through alternate nostrils and eliminated by the oral route. The duration of herbal smoking should be 3-5 minutes.
    2. Nasal All Clear Spray: Spray directly into the affected nostril by closing the other nostril. Spray 3-5 times a day.

    Purificatory Therapies for Nasal Polyps

    Nasya: Nasya procedure in Ayurveda is an ultimate treatment for cleansing as well as healing. It clears sinuses and ears, reduces mucus production, and improves mental clarity.

    1. Nasayoga Grutham: Instill 4-5 drops twice daily. 2-3 drops can be applied on the navel area before going to bed.
    2. Nasal All Clear X Drops: Instill 4-5 drops twice daily.

    For Internal Use:

    1. Total Care 3X Ras: Take 30-60 ml once a day in the morning.
    2. Respiratory Detox Tablet: Take 2 tablets twice a day before food.
    3. Respiro Detox Formula: Take ½ tsp. (3 g approx.) with honey or lukewarm water twice a day.
    4. IAFA Curcumin Capsule: Take 2 capsules once in a day on an empty stomach in the morning.
    5. IAFA Res Chai – 7: Take ½ teaspoon (2.5 g approx.) for 1 cup of tea twice in a day.

    Products Description

    1. Nasal Air:

    IAFA’s Nasal Air is an Ayurvedic Dhupamvarti for Nasya Karma Therapy which involves inhalation of the medicated fumes.  It helps in clearing the nasal tract and eases breathing which relieves symptoms such as Shwas, Kasa, Swarbheda etc. associated with nasal polyps. This dhupam wick is handcrafted with 7 herbs. These herbs are: Aragwadha (Cassia fistula), Shatahva (Anethum graveolens), Tvak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum), Eranda (Ricinus communis) and Haridra (Curcuma longa).

    2. Nasal All Clear Spray:

    IAFA Nasal All Clear Spray is one of the effective remedies for the successful management of nasal polyps as it provides immediate relief from nasal blockage. This nasal spray is formulated with 7 Ayurvedic herbs and Saindhava Lavana (Ayurvedic salt). The herbs used in this preparation are: Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Dronapushpi (Leucas aspera), Chandramullika (Kaempferia galanga), Agnimandha (Premna integrifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ajaji (Cuminum cyminum) and Madhuka (Madhuka longifolia).

    3. Nasayoga Grutham:

    Applying IAFA’s Nasayoga Grutham helps in preventing the entrance of pollutants present in the air you breathe. Ayurveda recommends daily application of clarified butter in the nostrils. It contains Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) infused Gir Cow A2 Grutham which is more than 20 years old grutham.

    4. Nasal All Clear X Drops:

    Nasal All Clear X Drops by IAFA possesses nourishing properties and it gives fast and long-lasting relief in nasal congestion and headache associated with nasal polyps. It is a blend of following 10 herbs: Jyotishmati (Celastrus Paniculata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Shigru (Moringa pterygosperma), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Bruhati (Solanum indicum), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra). 

    5. Total Care 3X Ras:

    IAFA Total Care 3X Ras is an Ayurvedic preparation which is useful in nasal and pharyngeal congestion due to its anti-bacterial, immuno-modulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. The herbs used in Total Care 3X Ras are: Satyanashi (Argemone mexicana), Dronpushpi (Leucas cephalotes), Sirisha (Albizia lebbeck), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Vasa Putapaka (Adhatoda vasica), Dugdhika (Euphorbia hirta), Yavakashara (Hordeum vulgare) and Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra).

    6. IAFA Respiratory Detox Tablet:

    Respiratory Detox Tablet by IAFA is a mixture of herbal ingredients which act as immuno-modulator that effectively manage nasal polyps. It is an excellent antimicrobial, digestive and anti-oxidant in nature. The herbs present in IAFA Respiratory Detox Tablet are: Hingu (Ferula narthex), Surasa (Ocimum sanctum), Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Kanthkari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Bruhati (Solanum indicum), Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha), Pushkarmul (Iris germanica) and Ustekudus (Lavandula stoechas).

    7. IAFA Respiro Detox Formula:

    IAFA Respiro Detox Formula is an herbo-mineral preparation. It is an effective herbal remedy having immuno-modulatory action. Ingredients of IAFA Respiro Detox Formula are: Giloy Satv, Tankan Bhasam, Saftik Bhasam, Godanti Bhasam and Abhrak Bhasam, Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Vanshlochan (Bamboo manna), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Indian Silver Fir (Abies webbiana).

    8. IAFA Curcumin Capsules:

    IAFA’s Curcumin Capsules contain the 95% standardized extract of the herb Curcuma longa and Piperine. Both these are anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory in nature which helps in providing relief in nasal polyps. 

    9. IAFA Res Chai – 7:

    IAFA Res Chai – 7 is a beautiful blend of anti-inflammatory herbs that help in fighting infections, boost immunity and improve symptoms such as nasal congestion, breathing difficulty, breathlessness, etc. associated with nasal polyps. Herbs present in IAFA Res Chai – 7 are: Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Karpooravalli (Coleus aromaticus), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Changeri (Oxalis corniculata), Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), Talis patra (Abies webbiana), Joofa (Hyssopus officinalis), Choti Pippali(Piper longum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Yavakshara (Hordeum vulgare).

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    Dosage / Usage:

    For External Use:

    External Therapies for Nasal Polyps

    1. Nasal All Clear Spray: Spray directly into the affected nostril by closing the other nostril. Spray 3-5 times in a day.

    Purificatory Therapies for Nasal Polyps in Kids are:

    1. NasayogaGrutham: Instill 1-3 drops in nose once daily. 1-3 drops can be applied on the navel during night as well. 
    2. Nasal All Clear X Drops: Instill 1-3 drops in nose once daily.

    Internal Medications for Nasal Polyps in kids are:

    1. Respiratory Care X Drops: 1 ml (1 dropper) with 10 ml water twice in a day.
    2. Shishu Laxoherb: 1 ml (1 dropper) with 10 ml of water twice a day.
    3. Respiro Detox Formula: 1/4 teaspoon (1 g approx.) with honey twice in a day.

    Products Description

    1. Nasal All Clear Spray:

    IAFA’s Nasal All Clear Spray is an Ayurvedic formulation which is non-steroid based and can be used as a first line of defense in kids. It is packaged in an easy to use spray format. This nasal spray is formulated with 7 Ayurvedic herbs and Saindhava Lavana (Ayurvedic salt). The herbs used in this preparation are: Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Dronapushpi (Leucas aspera), Chandramullika (Kaempferia galanga), Agnimandha (Premna integrifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ajaji (Cuminum cyminum) and Madhuka (Madhuka longifolia).

    2. Nasayoga Grutham:

    IAFA’s Nasayoga Grutham is a unique herbal formulation that is absolutely safe for kids. It helps in maintaining the physical barrier between the kid’s nasal passage and external environment. The constituents of Nasayoga Grutham are Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Go Grutham (Gir Cow ghee).

    3. Nasal All Clear X Drops:

    Nasal Clear X Drops is an amalgamation of herbs that work together to fight bacterial infections and nasal polyps in children. These drops are useful in clearing the nasal mucus as well. Herbs used in nasal all clear X drops are: Jyotishmati (Celastrus Paniculata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Shigru (Moringa pterygosperma), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nagarmotha (Cyperus scariosus), Bruhati (Solanum indicum), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra). 

    4. Respiratory Care X Drops:

    IAFA’s Respiratory Care X Drops is an herbal formula for kids which is a proprietary blend of 10 herbs that work effectively in reducing swelling due to nasal polyps in kids. Herbs used in Respiratory Care X Drops are: Vasa (Adhatoda Vasica), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Surasa (Ocimum sanctum), Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Kantakari (Solanum surattense), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Haridra(Curcuma longa), Bhumi Amalki(Phyllanthus niruri), Bruhati (Solanum indicum) and Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha). 

    5. Shishu Laxoherb:

    IAFA Shishu Laxoherb is an excellent and absolutely safe preparation for kids that works on the digestive system and promotes their overall health. Ingredients of IAFA’s Shishu Laxoherb are: Revand Chini (Rheum emodi), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Anjeer (Ficus carica), Amaltaas (Cassia fistula) and Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra).

    6. IAFA Respiro Detox Formula:

    IAFA provides a safe and effective solution for kid’s health that helps in boosting immunity in kids with its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties naturally and provides relief in nasal polyps without causing any side effects.  Composition of IAFA Respiro Detox Formula: Thaleespathradi Choornam, Giloy Satv, Tankan Bhasam, Saftik Bhasam, Godanti Bhasam, Abhrak Bhasam, Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Vanshlochan (Bamboo manna), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Indian Silver Fir (Abies Webbiana).

    References

    1. Child Health and Ayurveda, First Edition 2021, by Sahil Gupta, Nasal Polyps Chapter No. 43, Page No. 178-181.
    2. Chakrapanidatta, Chakradatta, Vaidyaprabha Hindi Commentary by Indradeva Tripathi, edited by Ramanatha Dwivedi; Chaukhambha Sanskrit Bhawan, Varanasi, Reprint:2012; Nasaroga Chikitsa 58/28-30; p 346
    3. Anonymous (2008) The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part 2, Volume – 1, appendices. 1st Edn. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH, Govt of India. New Delhi, p 02.
    4. Shastri KA, editor. Nasagatroga Vijnaniya Adhyaya. Sushrut Samhita edited with Ayurved Tattv Sandipika, Uttaratantra. Vol. 2, Ch. 22. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan; Reprint 2014. p.144.

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: What is Nasal Polyps?

    Answer: Nasal polyps are benign (noncancerous) growths of the lining tissues, or mucosa of nose. 

    Question: What are the causes of Nasal Polyps in children?

    Answer: During an infection or allergy-induced irritation, the nasal mucosa gets swollen and red, and it may produce fluid that drips out. With prolonged irritation, the mucosa may form a polyp.

    Question: Is breathing exercise useful in nasal polyps?

    Answer: Yes, practicing anulom-vilom (alternate nostril breathing) is quite beneficial.

    Question: What is the Ayurvedic treatment for Nasal Polyps?

    Answer: Ayurvedic treatments of Nasarsa as described in Ayurvedic literatures may be divided as purificatory and palliative, depending on the severity of affection of the Doshas as well as the Bala (body strength) of the patient. 

    Question: What is the most common cause of nasal polyps?

    Answer: Nasal polyps occur commonly in people with allergies, asthma, repeated infections and inflammation in the nasal passages. 

    Question: Can a nasal polyp turn cancerous?

    Answer: Nasal polyps are usually benign.

    Question: Can Ayurveda treat nasal polyps?

    Answer: Ayurvedic treatment can definitely provide relief in nasal polyps without causing any side effects. Ayurvedic treatment by IAFA has been found to be very effective in nasal polyps.

    Question: Can surgery help in nasal polyps?

    Answer: Nasal polyps, being the inflammatory disease of the mucous membrane, surgery cannot be expected to cure the disease.

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