Environmental Allergies – Causes, Symptoms and Natural Treatment

Know about the types, causes, symptoms and natural treatment of environmental allergies through this blog. It is a comprehensive guide.

A Brief About the Disease

Environmental allergies can be due to the altered immune reaction of our body to the things present in the environment which are usually harmless. Sometimes our immune system considers them as a triggering factor and starts producing inflammatory mediators to fight against them. Ayurveda offers various herbs and herbal remedies along with certain diet and lifestyle modifications to treat severe environmental allergies, which have been thoroughly discussed in this blog. Keep reading!

Types of Environmental Allergies

There are no particular types of environmental allergies, but there are some triggering factors that are very active during particular environments due to which we may develop different types of allergies during certain environments and seasons. The triggering factors can be the following:-

  • Moulds
  • Weeds
  • Dust mites
  • Grasses
  • Pollens
  • Insect Sting
  • Trees

Causes of Environmental Allergies

Environmental allergies can be caused due to the trigger factors that are present in the environment, these trigger factors are called allergens. We’ve to identify these allergens to come up with the exact treatment plan. The following are the most common allergens that can trigger our immune system. 

  • Pollens
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Mould

Causes of Environmental Allergies – As Per Ayurveda

Environmental allergies can be due to many reasons as per Ayurveda, but the following can be some of the most common reasons: 

  • Presence of weak Agni (digestive fire).
  • Weakened immune system.
  • Imbalanced doshas.
  • A person’s state of imbalance (Vikriti).
  • Accumulation of Ama Visha (toxins). 

The best environmental allergy treatment lies in balancing the imbalanced doshas, eliminating toxins and boosting immunity. 

Symptoms of Environmental Allergies – As Per Ayurveda

Symptoms can vary from person to person, but the following can be the most common symptoms:

  • Nasal congestion 
  • Sneezing
  • Itching
  • Runny nose
  • Red itchy eyes
  • Wheezing 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Rashes
  • Watery eyes

Natural Treatment of Environmental Allergies

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach towards natural treatment of various kinds of allergies including environmental allergies. It focuses on balancing the body’s doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and strengthening the immune system to reduce allergic reactions.

Online Ayurvedic Consultation Services by IAFA 

You can now enjoy our online consultation services by sitting at your own home and can order online all the medications without even stepping out of your comfort zone and the medicines can be delivered to your door. Many patients from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and Russia are taking hassle-free online consultations and enjoying the services provided by IAFA and are leading healthier lives.

If you want to live a life free of allergies and fungal infections, book your online consultation now with Dr Sahil Gupta and avail the best Ayurvedic environment allergy treatment by staying at your home.

How Does IAFA Ayurveda Help in the Treatment of Environmental Allergies?

By following the principles of Ayurveda, IAFA Ayurveda offers potent herbs and herbal remedies along with certain diet and lifestyle modifications to treat severe environmental allergies.

Herbs for Environmental Allergies

Ayurvedic herbs are miraculous potent herbs that play a key role in the treatment of various symptoms of environmental allergies. 

Classical Ayurvedic Formulations to Relieve Severe Environmental Allergies

  • Sitopaladi Churna Vati helps in maintaining a healthy respiratory tract.
  • Haridra Khanda Churna is a classical herbal medicine for boosting immunity.
  • Curcumin Capsules with Piperine Extract, help in enhancing the immune response and reducing inflammation in the body. 
  • Shwas Kuthar Ras helps in maintaining respiratory wellness.

Herbal Remedies for Environmental Allergies

IAFA Ayurveda offers the following herbal remedies for environmental allergies natural treatment:-

Internal Medicines

Some of the internal medications of IAFA Ayurveda are: 

External Medicines

External medications for the treatment of environmental allergies are:

Diet and Lifestyle Modifications 

Dietary Changes:-

The Ayurvedic way of eating and the Ayurvedic way of living is the best way to lead a happier and healthier life and is the main part of the Ayurvedic environment allergy treatment. Ayurveda has some principles for eating foods. Ayurveda strongly objects to food that has been preserved, or added with artificial flavours, sweeteners and colours. It highly encourages one to have food that is prepared at home with more natural ingredients and should be consumed within 4-5 hours of preparation to avail its maximum nourishment. 

  • Consume more green leafy vegetables and fibre-rich veggies. 
  • Include fresh fruits and juices.
  • Avoid cow-based milk if you’re allergic to it, then you can include plant-based milk.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids to keep yourself hydrated. 
  • Avoid having the wrong combination of foods. 

Lifestyle Modifications:-

If you’re allergic to any particular allergen or environmental allergies in general, you need to adopt some lifestyle changes that could better enhance the quality of life you can live and also prevent you from further allergies. These lifestyle modifications can be one the best environment allergy treatment strategies.

  • Allergen Avoidance: Stay informed about local pollen counts and try to stay indoors on days when allergen levels are high. Keep windows and doors closed during peak pollen seasons, and use air purifiers with HEPA filters to reduce indoor allergen levels.
  • Frequent Cleaning: Regularly clean your home to remove allergens like dust mites, pet dander, and mould. Vacuum with a HEPA filter and wash bedding and curtains in hot water
  • Use Allergen-Proof Covers: Cover mattresses and pillows with allergen-proof covers to reduce exposure to dust mites.
  • Shower and Change Clothes: After spending time outdoors during high pollen seasons, take a shower, wash your hair, and change into clean clothes to remove pollen from your skin and clothing.
  • Natural Remedies: Nasal irrigation with a saline solution or a neti pot can help clear nasal passages and reduce allergen exposure. Steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil can ease congestion and soothe irritated nasal passages.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your mucous membranes moist and help your body flush out allergens.
  • Manage Stress: Stress can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Engage in stress-reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or mindfulness.
  • Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to boost your overall health and immune system. However, avoid outdoor exercise during high pollen periods.


Q1) How Do You Treat Severe Environmental Allergies?

Ans. Environmental allergies can be best treated by using ayurvedic medicines. Ayurveda provides a holistic approach to the treatment of environmental allergies by addressing the root cause of the disease. Certain herbs like Liquorice root, Tulsi, Ela, Pippali etc., are well known for their immense beneficial properties for any kind of environmental allergies. 

Q2) What is the Best Medicine for Environmental Allergies?

Ans. Ayurvedic medicine is the best for environmental allergies. Incorporating potent herbs, herbal medicines, and ayurvedic procedures like panchakarma helps in flushing out accumulated toxins, boosting immunity, fighting inflammation and preventing any infections. Ayurveda provides a holistic treatment, so the root cause of the disease gets treated and no recurrence of the disease is found.                       

Q3) How Do You Treat Environmental Allergies at Home?

Ans. IAFA Ayurveda offers the best Ayurvedic treatment for environmental allergies and you can avail of all our services by sitting at your home without even stepping out. IAFA Ayurveda offers the best online consultation for the treatment of any kind of allergy including all environmental allergies, no matter where you are, just book your online appointment and enjoy hassle-free consultation with our Ayurveda experts. 

Q4) What is the First-Line Treatment for Environmental Allergies?

Ans. Nasa Yoga Grutham is the best natural antihistamine nasal drops used for the treatment of a wide range of environmental allergies. Certain other ayurvedic procedures like Jal Neti also known as nasal irrigation is beneficial for both children and adults. 

Q5) Can Environmental Allergies Be Cured?

Ans. Environmental allergies can be cured by natural ayurvedic treatment options as these medicines focus on the root cause of the disease rather than just healing the symptoms, so by using ayurvedic medicines one can cure environmental allergies and no recurrence of the disease can also be found. 

Q6) What are the 10 Most Common Environmental Allergies?

Ans. The following are the 10 most common allergens found in the environment that can cause allergies:

  1. Pollen
  2. Ragweed
  3. Grass
  4. Dust mites
  5. Mould
  6. Pet dander
  7. Cockroaches and mice
  8. Fungal spores
  9. Insect sting bites
  10. Smoke including cigarette smoke

Final Verdict 

Environmental allergies can be nasal allergies caused due to dust and pollen or skin allergies due to any insect bite sting, or pet dander and can also be the reason behind other Respiratory and immune-related symptoms. One can get rid of these environmental allergies within a few weeks but some require desired treatment. Ayurveda can be the best fit as it offers a holistic environment allergy treatment by including potent herbs, classical medicines, IAFA’S personalised medications that eliminate the root cause of the disease along with some dietary and lifestyle modifications which could lead to healthier and allergy-free life of the patient.

Consult Online with Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

To live a life free from allergies, consult now with Dr. Sahil Gupta, who has around 15+ years of expertise in treating a wide range of allergies and fungal infections and has treated more than 50000+ patients from all around the world. No matter where you’re, you can enjoy a hassle-free appointment by sitting in your comfort and the medicines can be delivered to your door.

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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