How to Cure Soy Intolerance in Ayurveda?

Soy Intolerance Treatment in Ayurveda

Soy allergy is more common in infants and young children than in older children. Soybeans belong to the legume family which also includes foods such as kidney beans, lentils, peas and peanuts. Some individuals remain allergic to soy throughout their lives. Allergic reactions to soy are typically mild but the allergic reactions are always unpredictable.

Soy allergy occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes the harmless proteins found in soy as invaders and starts creating antibodies against them.

What are the Symptoms of Soy Intolerance?

The symptoms usually occur after the ingestion of soy in the diet. The symptoms include:

  • Vomiting
  • Cramps in the stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weak pulse
  • The colour of skin turns blue or pale
  • Hives
  • Swelling which affects tongue or lips
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Wheezing

What is the Cause of Soy Intolerance – According to Ayurveda?

In Ayurveda, there is a disease preventive concept described in all Samhitas (Ayurvedic texts) which is known as “Satmya”.

According to this Ayurvedic concept, a diet or medicine which suits one person may or may not suit another person. This is the reason that the diet may vary according to places of living. Therefore, if any food or medicine that is non-conducive is taken, it causes adverse effects on the body. Soy intolerance occurs in those individuals who are asatmya to that and as a result, immune reaction takes place.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Soy Intolerance?

According to Ayurvedic concept, any dietary substance will become Asatmya to a person if there is agni or digestive fire. Digestive fire becomes weak due to a toxic substance known as ama formation in the body. As a result, there is an imbalance of the doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the body. Therefore, the Ayurvedic treatment of Soy Intolerance includes eliminating the ama (toxins) formed, stimulating the digestive fire and balancing the vitiated doshas with the help of herbs, herbal remedies and changes in diet and lifestyle.

What are the Herbal Remedies for Soy Intolerance?

Dr. Gupta’s Institute of Applied Food Allergy® (IAFA) offers comprehensive and evidence-based diagnosis and presents therapeutic solutions for effectively managing soy intolerance. Herbal remedies for soy intolerance by IAFA include:

1. Aahar Amrutham Gulika

Aahar Amrutham Gulika is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine manufactured by IAFA. This medicine is useful in treating all kinds of allergic disorders including soy intolerance as it has the ability to maintain the absorption surface of the gut. All the ingredients present in it stimulates the digestive fire and eliminates ama (toxins) from the system. Ingredients of Aahar Amrutham Gulika are: 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). All these ingredients are highly potent in nature and act in a synergistic manner to provide relief in soy intolerance.

Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day.

2. Anthra Mitram Gulika

Anthram Mitram Gulika by IAFA is based on the Parpati concept in Ayurveda. Parpati is used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for the better absorption of nutrients. It disintegrates in the body at the level of the intestines. The ingredients of Anthra Mitram Gulika are: Praval Panchamrut (with mouktik), Piyush Villa Ras, Mukta Panchamrit Ras, Kutaj ghan Vati, Giloy Satv, Godanti Bhasam, Swarnmakshik Bhasam, Mukta Shukti Pishti, Vijay Parpati, Suvarna Parpati and Panchamrit Parpati.

Dose: Take 1 tablet twice a day.

3. Kutaj Ghan Vati

Kutaj Ghan Vati is an Ayurvedic classical preparation which is commonly used in Ayurvedic system of medicine. It is obtained from the bark of the tree Holarrhena antidysenterica. As the botanical name suggests, it is very useful in treating all kinds of diarrhoea including diarrhoea caused due to soy intolerance. Kutaj Ghan Vati also eliminates toxins from the system.

Dose: Take 1 tablet twice a day.

4. Aahar Amrutham Chai

Aahar Amrutham Chai by IAFA is an herbal tea which acts as a substitute for tea and coffee besides supporting digestion for a wide range of foods. It is prepared by choosing 6 herbal ingredients such as Parushaka (Grewia asiatica), Kharjura (Phoenix dactylifera), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Kamal pushpa (Nelumbo nucifera), Amalki (Emblica officinalis) and Padamaka (Prunus cerasoides). It can be continued even after recovery from soy intolerance. This tea does not have any adverse effects.

Dose: ½ teaspoon for 1 cup of tea to be taken twice a day.

5. Aahar Amrutham Ras

Aahar Amrutham Ras by IAFA is a unique herbal preparation which contains the goodness of 5 potent herbs. These herbs are useful for the alleviation of food allergies including soy intolerance. These herbs help in gastrointestinal repair and give relief in food allergies by eliminating the ama. The herbs used in this combination are: Chotti Dudhi (Euphorbia thymifolia), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shrifal (Aegle marmelos), Bhoomi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).

Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day.

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Avoid food items that have ingredients such as hydrolysed soy protein, soy grits, soy nuts, soy sprouts, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, soy flour and soy milk.
  • Processed and junk food should be avoided.
  • Practice yoga postures such as Matsyasana, Paschimottanasana, Sarvangasana, Bhujangasana and Pranayam such as Nadi Shodhan, Kapalbhati and Bhastrika regularly.

Conclusion

Thus, IAFA works strictly on the principles of Ayurveda and treats soy intolerance with the help of herbs, herbal remedies and changes in diet and lifestyle. Book an appointment to consult now.