An allergy refers to the hyper-reaction of the body’s immune system to any strange substance that enters the body. The human body responds with varied symptoms when the allergens come in contact with the nasal tissue. This condition is called Nasal Allergy.
Allergic rhinitis is the most common disease categorized under nasal allergies. It mostly affects people around the age of 15 years and usually subsides by 40 years. It is a condition in which the soft and sensitive membrane becomes inflamed. It is of three types: acute, chronic and allergic. Some environmental factors such as dust, pollen, fumes and bacterial and viral infections are some commonly known triggers of nasal allergies.
What are the Symptoms of Nasal Allergy?
- Runny nose with clear and watery discharge
- Nasal congestion
- Itching of nose, ears, eyes and throat
- Red and watery eyes
- Sore throat
- Postnasal drip
- Pain and swelling of sinus
Ayurvedic Reference of Nasal Allergy
Reference: Nasaroga Vijnaneeya Adhyaya, Uttarasthana, Astang Hridya, Indian Materia Medica of Acharya Vagbhata, Shlok No. 14-15.
Meaning: In Ayurveda, this condition has been explained as Bhrshakshava by Acharya Vagbhata. Bhrshakshava is correlated to Nasal Allergies. The external causes of nasal allergies include allergens as well as strong odour, sun rays, insertion of thread and grass into nose and when the cartilage of the nose gets scratched, it leads to the vitiation of Vata dosha. The vitiated Vata dosha then gets blocked by Kapha dosha at Shringatakamarma (vital point between the blood vessels that supply nose, ears, eyes and tongue). Thus, the normal movement of Vata gets hampered and it retrogresses and causes severe sneezing.
How IAFA can Help in the Treatment of Nasal Allergies?
IAFA offers unique herbal remedies for the treatment of nasal allergies in a natural way. The Ayurvedic treatment of nasal allergies by IAFA for external use include:
1. Nasal All Clear Spray
IAFA Nasal All Clear Spray is one of the effective remedies to get rid of nasal allergies and blockages in a natural way. The spray is carefully formulated by 7 Ayurvedic herbs and a salt Saindhavam Lavana. The herbs used are Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Dronapushpi (Leucas aspera), Chanramulika (Kaempferia galanga), Agnimandha (Premna integrifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ajaji (Cuminum cyminum) and Madhuka (Madhuca longifolia).
The herbs present in IAFA Nasal All Clear Spray clear all the allergens. The anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties of the spray help in soothing the irritated and swollen mucosa by targeting the inflammation and strengthen the natural defence. It is free from artificial colours and fragrances.
How to use: Spray directly into the nasal area by closing the other nostril or as directed by the physician.
2. Nasal Air
Nasal Air is a unique Ayurvedic preparation by IAFA for dhoom nasya karma for the treatment of nasal allergies. This unique dhupam wick is handcrafted with 7 potent herbs. The herbs used in this formulation are: Aragwadha (Cassia fistula), Shatahva (Anethum graveolens), Tvak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum), Eranda (Ricinus communis) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). This herbal formulation works on Vata and Kapha doshas and slowly kills the toxins. It is very effective for upper clavicular disorders including nasal allergies.
Method of usage: Used for Dhumapana or Dhoomapana karma.
Herbal Remedies for Nasal Allergies for Internal Use:-
1. IAFA Res Chai -7
IAFA Res Chai-7 Tea is a proprietary Ayurvedic preparation carefully crafted with 7 Ayurvedic herbs for nasal allergies. The tea contains herbs such as Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Karpooravalli (Coleus aromaticus), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Changeri (Oxalis corniculata), Chaimomail (Matricaria chamomilla), Talisa patra (Abies webbiana), Joofa (Hyssopus officinalis), Choti Papal (Piper longum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Yavakshara (Hordeum vulgare).
All these herbs in combination have Vata and Kapha pacifying actions and useful in treating patients suffering with nasal allergies due to its anti-allergic and immune system strengthening properties. The regular use of this tea stimulates digestion and eliminates Ama within the system. It is a natural product free from nicotine and caffeine.
Directions: Use 2-3 gm or ½ teaspoon for 1 cup tea. Boil it for 3-4 minutes and strain and serve. You can add honey or jaggery as per taste.
2. IAFA Respiratory Detox Tablet
IAFA Respiratory Detox Tablet is a perfect proprietary blend for all respiratory system ailments and nasal allergies as it is infused with instantly healing herbs. The herbs used in this formulation are of best quality and show effective results in nasal allergies. The herbs used in this formulation 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).
These herbs work in a synergistic manner and provide relief in nasal allergies without causing any side effect. These tablets by IAFA enhance immunity due to immunomodulatory, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.
Dosage: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day before food or as advised by the health practitioner.