Get rid of Your Urticaria with Ayurvedic Remedy!
Urticaria is a raised rash appearing on the skin. It is also referred to as hives, welts, weals, or nettle rash. It either appears on any one part or may spread across large areas of the body. The rash is vernally very itchy. Sometimes, urticaria gets intense and becomes chronic. In this case, a proper treatment is required. While western medicine depends on steroids and antihistamines to reduce its intensity, there is effective cure in Ayurveda.
Urticarial rashes is of course a common allergic skin manifestation. However, it makes the person to frustrate about both the disease and the medicine. Well, most of the times, we get mere symptomatic relief but the underlying pathology doesn’t get treated appropriately. Often the condition leads to altered emotion, sleep disturbance, and social isolation. Hence, it is better to take a good treatment at the earliest.
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Understanding of Urticaria and treatment options
In Ayurveda, a condition termed Sheetapitta is explained. It bears similar symptoms of Urticaria. While there isn’t any specific and satisfactory cure for urticaria in contemporary science, good news is it can be managed effectively via the Ayurveda system of medicine.
It is true that urticaria isn’t a life threatening condition; however, it affects one’s quality of life seriously. A few individuals tend to suffer from this condition for even years together. Besides, incidences of relapse are found frequently. Many resort to western medicine that prescribes antihistamines and corticosteroids as mentioned earlier. Well, these drugs reduce the body’s immunity; hence, Ayurveda definitely has an edge in offering a comprehensive solution to urticaria.
Sheetapitta consists of two words in which sheeta means cold & pitta means warmth. Therefore, it is a condition that is caused owing to dominance of ‘cold’ (which exists in kapha and vata dosha) over ‘hot’ (existing in pitta dosha).
Causative factors of Urticaria:
- Excess intake of salty and pungent food
- Eating large amounts of sour gruels
- Excessive intake of mustard
- Exposure to cold wind
- Contact of cold substances
- Day sleep
- Improper emesis
- Altered features in rainy and winter season
- Insect bite
- Contact of poisonous insects / bugs
Origin of the disease
Because of the above-said factors, most importantly, due to exposures to cold breeze, kapha and vata doshas get aggravated and consequently they mix up with pitta dosha. In addition, they spread to all parts of the body and accumulate in the body’s external surface (beneath the skin), eventually producing reddish rashes characterized by intense itching & pricking sensation. Thus, sheetapitta, a condition resembling Urticarial rashes tends to be manifested.
Treatment concepts in Ayurveda:
- Body purificatory therapy
- Oral medications
- Avoidance of causative factors
- Mustard oil application all over the body
- Massaging using medicated oil prepared by drugs of Eladi gana
Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Urticaria
Mix black pepper powder ½ to one teaspoon and desi ghee ½ teaspoon and consume it in empty stomach every morning. Continue for up to three months for better results.