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    Ayurvedic Treatment of Yeast Allergy - Causes, Symptoms

    Yeast is a living fungus that actively helps in the fermentation of food and drinks. The fungus consumes sugar and converts it into carbon dioxide which helps the breads in fermenting and rising and drinks in brewing. But the bubbling reactions that cause the fermentation, may sometimes result in a few unwanted reactions in the body which may be due to the intolerance towards yeast which produces allergic reactions in return.


    Having understood the working of yeast and why certain people are allergic to it, let’s move forward to discuss the details of yeast allergy which includes its types, causes of yeast allergy, its symptoms, and treatment measures. 

    Types of Yeast Allergy

    It is a highly common ingredient used in a variety of baked goods and alcoholic beverages. When used for making baked goods, baker’s yeast comes to use and for alcoholic beverages such as beer, brewer’s yeast is used. Depending on these two forms of yeast, the allergy caused by it is also classified into two types, namely:

    1. Baker’s Yeast Allergy

    As the name suggests, this allergy is caused due to the consumption of foods that contain baker’s yeast. These foods are also known as leavened baked foods and primarily include:

    • Bread of different kinds.
    • Cookies.
    • Muffins.
    • Croissants.
    • Biscuits.
    • Cakes.
    • desserts.

    2. Brewer’s Yeast Allergy

    This is caused by the consumption of alcoholic beverages that are brewed with the brewer’s yeast. Beer and wine are two beverages that are most commonly the brewer’s yeast allergy-causing agents. 

    Ayurvedic Reference of Yeast Allergy

    Ayurvedic Reference of Yeast Allergy

    Symptoms of Yeast Allergy

    The allergic reaction causes symptoms, which include:

    • Bloating.
    • Fatigue
    • Abnormal weight gain.
    • Mood swings.
    • Widespread body pain.
    • Migraine.
    • Abdominal pain.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Constipation.

    Causes of Yeast Allergy

    Yeast allergy is caused when the body mistakes yeast as a threat to the body and begins to show symptoms. It is generally caused by the consumption of goods that contain yeast as discussed in the article.


    Few Foods that Cause Yeast Allergy:-

    • Cereals.
    • Bread and baked goods.
    • Beer, wine, ciders.
    • Premade stocks, gravies, etc.
    • Dried fruits.
    • Vinegar.
    • Foods containing vinegar such as pickles and salads.
    • Aged meats.
    • Olives.
    • Mushrooms.
    • Fermented foods such as cheese.
    • Tofu.
    • Strawberries, grapes, black and blueberries.
    • Soy sauce.
    • Tamarind.
    • Yogurt.
    • Buttermilk.
    • Citric acid.

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    Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist
    CEO & Founder of IAFA®

    Treatment of Yeast Allergy

    Ayurveda suggests certain ayurvedic treatment measures for yeast allergy that help in eliminating the root cause and restoring health. Let us observe a few techniques, practices, herbs, and herbal remedies that help in providing relief from yeast allergy.

    Yeast Free Foods or Alternatives

    Eliminating foods and drinks that contain yeast is one of the most important tasks while treating yeast allergies. Foods that maintain the nutritional balance in the diet and are yeast-free at the same must be focused on. Few such foods are:

    • Fruit smoothies.
    • Skimmed milk.
    • Quinoa.
    • Brown rice. 
    • Beans.
    • Potatoes.
    • Squash.
    • Green and leafy vegetables.
    • Oats.
    • Buckwheat.
    • Millets.
    • Corn.
    • Fresh fruits.
    • Unprocessed or non-packaged food.

    Yoga Asanas to Treat Yeast Allergies

    Yoga asanas are one of the most sure-shot and effective techniques to eliminate the root cause of various ailments. A combination of these yoga asanas or postures and pranayama or breathing exercises greatly benefits the entire body. A few asanas for treating yeast allergy are:

    • Sirsasana.
    • Bhujangasana.
    • Pawanmuktasana.
    • Paschimottanasana.
    • Matsyasana.
    • Kapalbhati.
    • Bhastrika Pranayama.
    • Nadishodhana Pranayama.

    Herbs for Treating Yeast Allergies

    Herbs play an important role in the stream of Ayurveda. Certain herbs that help in curing yeast allergies are:

    • Bilwa (Aegle marmelos)
    • Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
    • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
    • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
    • Kutaja (Holarrhena pubescens)
    • Sunthi (Zingiber officinale)
    • Pippali (Piper longum)
    • Chavya (Piper chaba)

    Herbal Remedies for Yeast Allergy

    IAFA® follows the Ayurvedic principles to treat yeast allergy naturally. It is a thumb rule to diagnose and understand the root cause of the problem before getting into the treatment phase. The main cause of yeast allergy is agnimandya (low digestive fire) which leads to the accumulation of toxins.

    So, we provide an effective combination of safe herbal remedies such as Yeast Allergy Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of yeast allergy. These herbal remedies are very beneficial for the digestive system.

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    Dosage / Usage:-

    1. Aahar Amrutham Ras: 30-60 ml twice a day before meal.

    2. Aahar Amrutham Gulika: 2 tablets twice a day before meals.

    3. Anthra Mitram Gulika: 2 tablets twice a day after meals.

    4. IAFA Detox Powder: 10-15 grams mixed with 50 ml -100 ml water once a day at bedtime.

    5. Kutaja Ghan Vati: 1-2 tablets with water after food.

    6. Aahar Amrutham Chai: ½ teaspoon (2.5 g approx.) for 1 cup of tea to be taken twice a day.

    Products Description

    1. Aahar Amrutham Ras:

    Aahar Amrutham Ras by IAFA is an Ayurvedic preparation having 5 potent herbs used for the alleviation of food allergies including yeast allergy. All the herbs used in this preparation have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that can be administered to treat a wide range of food allergies. Ingredients of Aahar Amrutham Ras are: Chotti Dudhi (Euphorbia thymifolia), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shrifal (Aegle marmelos), Bhoomi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).

     2. Aahar Amrutham Gulika:

    Aahar Amrutham Gulika is a unique preparation of IAFA that gives relief in chronic allergic responses due to incomplete digestion of foods. It is an excellent natural friendly preparation that has the property of alleviation of Anna-Rasa-Udaka Vaha Srotasam Ati Pravruti. The composition of Aahar Amrutham Gulika is as follows: Vacha (Acorus calamus), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Parpata (Fumaria indica), Hrivera (Valeriana wallichii), Nagara (Zingiber officinale), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Shati (Hedychium spicatum), Dhaniya (Coriandrum sativum), Dadima (Punica granatum), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Atis (Aconitum heterophyllum).

    3. Anthra Mithram Gulika:

    IAFA’s Anthra Mitram Gulika is based on the Parpati concept of Ayurveda. Parpati Kalpana (flakes) is a well-known and successfully used preparation for the management of food allergies. This process dates back to the 11th century and is widely found in Ayurvedic literature. It contains various herbs and minerals such as: Praval Panchamrit Ras (Compound Drug), Piyush Villa Ras (Compound Drug), Mukta Panchamrit Ras (Compound Drug), Kutuzghan Vati (Compound Drug), Giloy Satva, Godanti Bhasam, Swarnmakshik Bhasam, Mukta Shukti Pishti, Vijay Parpati, Suvarna Parpati, and Panchamrut Parpati.

     4. Kutaja Ghan Vati:

    Kutaja Ghan Vati is a classical Ayurvedic preparation manufactured by IAFA according to the formula written in ancient Ayurvedic texts. It is widely prescribed for the disorders related to indigestion and food allergies caused due to the formation of Ama Visha. Ingredients of Kutaja Ghan Vati are: Kutaja bark (Holarrhena antidysenterica), water for decoction and Ativisha whole plant powder (Aconitum heterophyllum).

    5. IAFA Detox Powder:

    IAFA Detox Powder is a unique blend of carefully chosen 10 Ayurvedic herbs that help in cleansing and detoxifying the whole digestive tract. These herbs assure good digestive fire balance and help in eliminating Aama Visha. This powder can be administered safely to all age groups. It contains herbs such as: Trivrit (Operculina turpethum), Aragwadha (Cassia fistula), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Stevia, Isabgol (Plantago ovata), Sonf (Foeniculum vulgare), Talis Patra (Abies webbiana) and Ela (Elettaria cardamomum).

    6. Aahar Amrutham Chai:

    Aahar Amrutham Chai manufactured by IAFA is a proprietary Ayurvedic preparation with 6 Ayurvedic herbs. These herbs have an extensive power to eliminate Aama Visha (difficult to digest products generated within the body) by stimulating the digestive fire. These herbs in combination have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. It is a mixture of herbs such as: Parushaka (Grewia asiatica), Kharjura (Phoenix dactylifera), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Kamal Pushpa (Nelumbo nucifera), Amalki (Emblica officinalis) and Padmakast (Prunus cerasoides).

    Preventive Measures

    Observing a few precautions when one is intolerant to yeast can significantly help in avoiding the contraction of yeast allergies. A few measures that help in preventing these allergies include:

    • Homemade food cooked with organic ingredients must be consumed. 
    • Herbal spices such as turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cumin, garlic, cinnamon must be used for cooking purposes. They help in aiding various infections.
    • Outside food, packaged food, processed and leftover food must be strictly avoided.
    • Consumption of food and drinks that contain yeast must be strictly prohibited.
    • Caffeinated drinks, alcohol, cold drinks must be kept away from.


    So, these are the techniques, practices, herbs, and herbal remedies which are very helpful in providing relief from yeast allergy and its symptoms. For further assistance, contact us at IAFA®, where we are committed to curing your ailments and providing personalized treatment programs to treat your allergies.  


    1. Shri. Madhav Acharaya. Ayurved Prakash. Chaukhambha Bharati Prakashan, Varanasi, IV ed, Adhyaya 2 Shlok 21-24; 1994. P. 261.
    2. Dr. Brahmanand Tripathi. Charak Samhita, Charak Chandrika Hindi Commentary, Chaukhambha Surabharati Prakashan, Varanasi, Revised Edition 2001, Sutrasthan, Adhyay 1, Shlok No. 24. P. 9.
    3. Vd. Sadanand Sharma, Rasatarangini, Motilal Banarsidass Prakashan Delhi, VII ed, Tarang 9, Shlok No. 54-55 p. 208, shlok no. 12, p. 201, Tarang 11, shlok no. 19-20, p. 247.

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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: What is the difference between baker’s yeast and brewer’s yeast?

    Answer: The main difference between baker’s yeast and brewer’s yeast is that brewing yeast produces both alcohol and carbon dioxide whereas baker’s yeast produces large amounts of carbon dioxide and negligible alcohol.

    Question: What are the products that contain baker’s yeast?

    Answer: Foods that contain yeast as an additive ingredient in preparation are: bread, biscuits, cakes, cookies, etc.

    Question: How can one know that he/she is allergic to baker’s yeast?

    Answer: If you notice certain symptoms after the consumption of bakery products such as stomach ache, the nose getting stuffy, then there is a possibility of having a baker’s yeast allergy.

    Question: Can Ayurveda treat yeast allergy?

    Answer: According to Ayurveda, yeast allergy is a result of low digestive fire and accumulation of toxins. Ayurveda has a vast treasure of certain herbs and minerals that correct digestion and help in treating yeast allergy naturally without causing any adverse effects.


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