Ragweed is an allergen for people who are allergic to ragweed. Ragweed is a weed that grows wild almost everywhere. People who have ragweed allergies react to its pollen. During ragweed season, one plant can release a billion grains of it into the air.
Ragweed season begins in early August depending on the geographical location. In mid-September, ragweed pollen counts are usually at their highest. Warm temperature, reduced humidity, and breezy conditions create the ideal environment for ragweed plants to release pollen. Ragweed pollen is so light that it can travel great distances.
What are the Symptoms of Ragweed Allergy?
Like all other pollen allergies, ragweed allergy can lead to allergic rhinitis causing inflammation of the nasal passages.
Symptoms of Ragweed Allergy are:
- Nasal congestion
- Postnasal drip
- Runny nose
- Watery or irritated eyes
- Eye swelling
- Hives on the skin
What is the Cause of Ragweed Allergy – According to Ayurveda?
According to Ayurveda, allergic rhinitis is caused due to the imbalance of Vata and Kapha doshas. Intake of virudh ahara (wrong food combinations), Asatmya (unsuitable food), and formation of Ama (toxins) cause allergic reactions. The product of impaired digestion known as Ama affects Rasa (extract of food) and Rakta dhatu (blood cells).
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Ragweed Allergy?
IAFA® treats ragweed allergy naturally with the help of herbs, herbal remedies, and changes in diet and lifestyle. Ayurvedic treatment by IAFA® provides long-lasting relief by addressing the root cause. Herbal Remedies offered by IAFA® for the treatment of Ragweed Allergy are:
1. Nasayoga Grutham
IAFA Nasayoga Grutham is an ultimate solution for conditions such as nasal blockage, diseases of head and neck, etc. It has instantly healing action against sinus and nasal blockage and alleviates allergic conditions such as ragweed allergy. The constituents of IAFA Nasayoga Grutham are Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Go Ghrutam (Cow ghee). It can be given to the patients of any age group as it does not have any side effects. The regular use of this ghee helps in strengthening the sense organs as well.
How to Use:
- Adults: 4-5 drops twice daily.
- Children: up to 10 years: 1-3 drops once daily.
2. Nasal All Clear X Drops
IAFA Nasal All Clear X Drop is the ultimate solution for upper respiratory tract infections. The inflammation caused by ragweed allergy can be natural by using these drops. Nasal All Clear X Drops help in alleviating sinus and nasal blockage due to allergic responses. It strengthens the sense organs as well. Ingredients of Nasal All Clear X Drops are: Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Shigru (Moringa pterygosperma), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nagarmotha (Cyperus scariosus), Bruhati (Solanum indicum), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Til Tailum (Sesamum indicum).
Method of Usage:
- Adults: 4-5 drops, twice daily.
- Children up to 10 years: 1-3 drops, once daily.
3. Akshi Tarpan Grutham
IAFA Akshi Tarpan is a pure Ayurvedic preparation in Gir Cow A2 Grutam, Maha Triphaladi Grutham containing herbs such as Neem, Punarnava, Mulethi, Daruhaldi, Jivanti, Shigru, Apamargakshar etc. Therefore, this grutam possesses excellent anti-allergic properties. It has an instantly healing action against watery eyes, itching, redness, swollen eyelids associated with ragweed allergy.
Method of Usage: 1-2 drops twice daily in the eyes.
4. Total Care 3X Ras
IAFA Total Care 3X Ras is an Ayurvedic preparation prepared from 7 potent Ayurvedic herbs. All these herbs in combination help in relieving conditions such as breathing troubles, nasal allergies, swelling in eyes, etc. associated with ragweed allergy. These herbs are: Satyanashi (Argemone mexicana), Dronapushpi (Leucas cephalotes), Sirisha (Albizia lebbeck), Bhoomi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Vasa putapaka (Adhatoda vasica), Dughdhika (Euphorbia hirta), Yavakshara (Hordeum vulgare) and Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
Method of Usage:
- Adults: 30-60 ml twice a day.
- Children above 5 up to 14 years: 15-30 ml twice a day.
5. Res Chai 7
IAFA Res Chai 7 is a proprietary Ayurvedic herbal preparation that contains the goodness of 7 Ayurvedic herbs for respiratory system wellness. Regular use of this tea helps in eliminating toxins which is considered as a root cause of ragweed allergy. It can be used as a substitute for regular tea and coffee. Besides providing relief in ragweed allergy, this tea is also useful in relaxing the mind. It dispels phlegm, relieves nasal congestion, relieves chest congestion and dyspnea, strengthens the immune system, improves energy flow and has vata and kapha pacifying action.
- Adults: ½ teaspoon for 1 cup of tea to be taken twice a day.
- Children above 10 years and up to 14 years of age: 1/4th teaspoon for 1 cup of tea to be taken twice a day.
6. Respiratory Detox Tablet
Respiratory Detox Tablet by IAFA is most effectively used in providing relief from chronic respiratory tract allergy conditions. It is prepared according to ancient Ayurvedic principles. It helps in keeping the airways clean and supports seasonal comfort. Herbs used in respiratory detox tablet 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).
Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice a day before food.
7. Respiratory Detox Formula
IAFA Respiratory Detox Formula is a proprietary Ayurvedic formulation that consists of 6 Ayurvedic herbs and minerals for respiratory system wellness. These tablets work on the root cause and balance Vata and Kapha doshas thus providing relief in ragweed allergy. Ingredients of Respiratory Detox Formula are: Thaleespathradi choornam, Giloy Satv, Tankan Bhasam, Saftik Bhasam, Godanti Bhasam and Abhrak Bhasam.
Method of Usage:
- Adults: 1 teaspoon with honey or lukewarm water.
- Children above 10 years and up to 14 years old: ½ teaspoon with honey or lukewarm water twice a day.
Diet and Lifestyle
- Try to stay away from the particles that cause allergies.
- Take a warm water bath.
- Intake of wrong food combinations such as fruits with milk etc. should be avoided.
- Do regular Yoga and Pranayam.
Thus, IAFA ensures the successful management of ragweed allergy through natural herbs, herbal remedies, and dietary and lifestyle modifications. Book an appointment to consult our health experts now.