10 Ways to Beat Allergies with Ayurveda 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Ayurveda offers holistic solutions for allergies, blending ancient wisdom with modern techniques. 

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1. Neti Pot: Sinus Cleansing 

Begin your allergy-fighting journey with a daily neti pot practice using a weak saline solution and distilled water. This practice helps clear the sinuses of kapha energy and allergens, promoting sinus health. 

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2. Nasya: Nasal Oil Therapy 

Enhance your sinus care routine by applying sesame oil spiked with eucalyptus or camphor in each nostril, an hour after using the neti pot. 

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3. Trikatu: Igniting Digestive Fire 

Boost your digestion before meals by incorporating the trikatu herbal compound, a blend of black pepper, long pepper, and ginger. 

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4. Avoiding Aggravating Foods 

Eliminate cold and heavy foods like dairy, wheat, meat, and processed items, as they can slow down digestion and dampen agni. 

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5. Kapha-Reducing Diet 

Embrace a kapha-reducing diet with warm, cooked foods including fresh organic vegetables and fruits. Cooking with ghee or olive oil can soothe the mucus membranes. 

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6. Incorporating Warming Spices 

Spice up your meals with warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne. These spices aid digestion and provide allergy relief. 

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7. Ginger Tea: Digestive Spark 

Enjoy ginger tea throughout the day to ignite your digestive fire and promote overall well-being. 

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8. Triphala Tablets: Detoxification 

Integrate triphala tablets into your nighttime routine for toxin elimination, cleansing, and strengthening. 

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9. Pranayama Routine 

Cultivate a daily pranayama routine including techniques like Dirgha, Ujjayi, Bastrika, and Kapalabhati. These breathing exercises contribute to allergy alleviation. 

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10. Exercise for Agni Stimulation 

Engage in daily exercise such as brisk walks, fitness classes, yoga, hiking, biking, or dancing to stimulate agni and eliminate ama. 

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