What is Brewer’s Yeast Allergy?
Yeast is used in both baking and brewing industries. Yeast converts sugar into carbon dioxide and alcohol which makes the bread to rise and beer to brew. Some people develop unusual reactions to these bubbling and fermenting reactions which occur due to yeast intolerance. The main types of yeast used in the fermentation process are Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomyces pastorianus, Torulaspora delbrueckii etc.
In Brewer’s Yeast Allergy, there is an immediate hypersensitivity with symptoms being evident shortly after ingestion of several yeast-containing alcoholic beverages.
There is a misconception among people that brewer’s yeast allergy causes red and blotchy skin that some people get after drinking strong alcoholic drinks. But these rashes are usually like an allergy-like reaction. Brewer’s Yeast Allergy typically does not cause a rash.
What are the Symptoms of Brewer’s Yeast Allergy?
- Mild Wheezing
- Nasal Blockage
- Severe urticaria
- Drop-in blood pressure
- Swelling of lips, tongue
- Digestive issues such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
What are the Causes of Brewer’s Yeast Allergy – According to Ayurveda?
Ayurveda considers ama visha (toxins) to be the root cause of allergies which is caused due to the low digestive fire. When these toxins settle in various tissues, there are different symptoms at each level.
There is a concept of Viruddh Ahara (incompatible food) in Ayurveda. The wrong food combination also plays an important role in causing various types of allergies including brewer’s yeast allergy.
What is the Treatment of Brewer’s Yeast Allergy?
Modern treatment includes antihistamines and carrying an adrenaline auto-injector but this treatment provides symptomatic relief only.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Brewer’s Yeast Allergy?
Ayurveda recommends that strengthening the digestive fire and avoiding the accumulation of ama can help in the treatment of brewer’s yeast allergy.
IAFA treats brewer’s yeast allergy by clearing the toxins as digestive strength is intricately linked to the immune system, so clearing out and stimulating the digestive capacity can be tremendously helpful. Herbal Remedies offered by IAFA for the treatment of Brewer’s Yeast Allergy are:
1. IAFA Aam Visha Balance Tablet
Aam Visha Balance Tablet is manufactured under the expert guidance of IAFA professionals. It is a proprietary blend for the elimination of ama and encourages detoxification due to its cold potency. The ingredients of Aam Visha Balance tablets are Kamdudha Ras, Giloy Satv, Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium), Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium), Jahar Mohra Pishti (Ayurvedic Calcium Compound), Godanti Bhasma, Mukta Pishti (pearl), Shankh Bhasam (Conch Shell) and Kapardarak Bhasam.
Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day after food.
2. IAFA Detox Powder
IAFA Detox Powder contains 10 Ayurvedic herbs that stimulate the digestive fire and help in proper absorption of nutrients by eliminating ama visha from the body. The composition of IAFA Detox Powder is as follows: Trivit (Operculum 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).
Dose: Take 15-25 gm on an empty stomach with warm water.
3. Arogyavardhini Vati
Arogyavardhini Vati is a classical Ayurvedic herbal formulation. It acts as a digestive stimulant, carminative, anti-inflammatory, liver tonic, and is useful in gas, flatulence, indigestion, itching, and urticaria associated with brewer’s yeast allergy. It helps prevent the formation of ama visha by correcting digestion.
Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day.
4. IAFA AF – 7 Tea
IAFA AF – 7 Tea by IAFA is a healthy substitute for tea/coffee as it helps in boosting the immune system in individuals and gives protection against various kinds of allergies. This tea can be consumed regularly even by healthy individuals. It consists of 7 rejuvenating herbs. Ingredients of AF – 7 Tea are: Katurohini (Picrorhiza kurroa), Pada (Cissampelos pareira), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Khadira (Acacia catechu) and Chiryata (Swertia chirata).
Dose: Adults: ½ teaspoon (2.5 gm approx.) for 1 cup of tea to be taken twice a day. Children above 10 years and up to 14 years old: 1/4th teaspoon (1 g approx.) for 1 cup of tea twice a day. Children below 10 years must fix the dose by consulting an Ayurvedic physician.
5. IAFA AF – 7 Tablet
IAFA AF – 7 tablets are manufactured by IAFA for the natural treatment of various kinds of allergies. It contains the extract of 7 natural herbs that are very effective in eliminating toxins and successfully manage brewer’s yeast allergy without causing any side effects. The composition of IAFA AF – 7 tablet is as follows: Khadira (Acacia catechu), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Tvak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Chakramard (Cassia tora) and Trifla (compound drug).
Dose: Take 1-2 tablets before food twice a day.
6. Gandhak Rasayan
Gandhak Rasayan is an Ayurvedic classical preparation. The main component of Gandhak Rasayan is Sulphur. It improves the functioning of the immune system and thus helps in treating various kinds of allergies by purifying the blood and eliminating toxins.
Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice daily.
Diet and Lifestyle
- Avoid consuming beers, ciders, wine, and other foods containing yeast extract.
- Include fresh green vegetables in the diet.
- Intake of fermented food, buttermilk, yogurt, soy sauce, and tofu should be avoided.
- Pranayama such as Pavanmuktasana, Kapalbhati, Nadi Shodhan Pranayam should be practiced.
Thus, the Institute of Applied Food Allergy ® (IAFA) is committed to treating patients suffering from various kinds of allergies including brewer’s yeast allergy. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment to consult now.