Allergic Skin Disease
According to Ayurveda, the skin has six layers, located not only superficially but extending to the deeper levels of the body. A skin disease is, mostly, rooted deeply into various dhatus or tissues like fat, muscles, blood etc.
Diet during treatment:
- Regular intake bitter substance
- Drink plenty of water
- Keep away from allergic food items
- Balance proteins and fat
- Avoid hard food items
Treatment for skin allergy
Prepare a powder by mixing equal quantities of turmeric, Amla, and Neem leaves. One teaspoonful of this powder can be mixed with water and taken twice a day. In case Amla and Neem are not available, only turmeric powder can be used in the dosage of half a teaspoonful twice a day with water.
Wash affected area with boiled Neem water. Soaps and shampoos should not be used on the affected area.
Take 50 grams of powdered yellow sulphur and mix it with 250 ml. of mustard oil or coconut oil. Apply this mixture to the affected area everyday in the morning and wash after half an hour. It would be more affective to sit in the sun or in a hot place after applying this oil.
Respiratory allergies can lead to several severe diseases. Ayurveda recommends a holistic approach to respiratory health. Rather than just treating surface symptoms, it is recommended that you provide ongoing nourishment and support to the lungs and the respiratory system.
Even though many allergy sufferers experience some sort of respiratory symptoms, such as congestion, sneezing, or nagging sinus pain and pressure, allergies and their symptoms vary as much as those who have them. They are deeply rooted in the physiology of a person and a holistic approach is necessary if we are to deal with them effectively.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
- Eat at least 2 hours before going to bed
- Heavy foods including dairy products, fried foods, cold foods, rice, beans and legumes should be avoided
- Yoga and breathing exercises (Pranayama) can be helpful
- Drinking warm water or herbal teas throughout the day is beneficial
- Honey, nuts and seeds can be taken in moderate amount
- Avoid excessive or physically demanding exercise
- The use of spices, pickles and chilies in cooking should also be minimized
To find the root cause of allergies we must first understand the role that toxins (ama) play in the picture. There are numerous causes for the formation of ama (toxins) in the body. Ama is, basically, whatever our system does not absorb or digest properly. So, improper food combining, overeating, eating food that is not appropriate for our constitution, or even emotional factors can impair the digestion, which in time can lead to the production of ama.
Respiratory allergies in Children
It happens very often that a child who is allergic to dust or dander, starts sneezing or wheezing and then progresses to get a full-fledged upper or lower Respiratory tract infection, complete with fever and other associated morbidity.
Allergies and infections go together, the former often being responsible for setting the stage for the latter.
Asthma can either be allergic or non-allergic. In allergic asthma, an allergic reaction to inhaled irritant pollen, pet dander, dust mites -triggers an attack. The immune system coils into action, but instead of helping, it causes inflammation.
Respiratory allergies can be diagnosed by X-Ray chest, observation and auscultation through stethoscope in the chest. There will be congestion with wheezing sound heard in the chest while examining through stethoscope. In children, six years and older, pulmonary function tests can be useful.
The human brain is one of the most sophisticated organs nature has ever made. One of the most interesting aspects of the brain is its power to retain information, which we call as memory. Memory is perhaps the most vital of the aspects that differentiates human beings from other animals. However, memory can become faulty due to several reasons, and in that case the person is not able to make full use of his or her potentials.
Bacopa moneiri, contella asiaties, pierorhiea, elitoria etc, there are lot of herbal medicines in Ayurveda for this purpose. In ancient days, collecting these medicines, taking their juices, dried powder etc , were giving with honey ghee to babies. But now a days these medicinal extracts are available as delicious form of Smrithy Granule, Bramhi Rich, Paedo. etc in the market. The results as enhanced in memory & intelligence, we can see within 3 months after taking these medicines.
Ayurveda believes that this disease is produced by the alteration of body humors especially Pitta Dosha. Any of the aggravating factors that shake up the Pitta Dosha from its place can produce skin disease.
Ayurveda believes that these conditions are to be treated with the herbs having action on blood purification and Pitta Dosha pacification. Some of the herbs like shatavari, Ashwagandha, sariva, manjishtha etc purify the blood and gives relief from skin problems. Lifestyle and diet recommendations are specific to each individual. Diet and lifestyle modifications mentioned in Ayurveda for each disease play an important role in bringing the diseases and conditions under control.