(Last Updated on : 10/08/2011)
Treatment of Urticaria in Ayurveda
has helped to address serious issue related to physical disorder. Urticaria and hives is also acknowledged as "Sheeta Pitta" in Ayurveda; however, some also choose to refer to it as 'Nettle rash'. Urticaria has since historical times, been recognized as a pathetically excruciating disease when the patient had outbreaks all over the body; there can come about elevated red patches, which may further possess white margins, patches are also whitish but demarcated by red perimeters. In either stage, the feeling of itchiness is so severe that the patient is driven to frantic scratching measures for Urticaria.
The most contemporary medical opinion swerves round the fact that some kind of allergy is the root cause of hives, which is assigned to fluctuating bursts of thermal conditions. Treatment of Urticaria in Ayurveda as such comes equipped with meticulous methods and processes to aid sufferers. Ayurvedic treatment of hives is of the faith that either or all the 'humours', when vitiated, could horribly stimulate this very irritable disease. Some of the known situations of humour vitiation are having cold water beverage just after rigorous exercising, or endangering the body to frigidity when it is hot, when plagued with some parasite, mental upheaval etc. But, the most probable cause of Urticaria is when "pitta" dosha vitiates and kaphavayu is aggravated.
Treatment of Urticaria and hives in Ayurveda, principally deals with its most elementary identification of the root cause of an individual, dealing with the three doshas within an individual, vata, kapha and pitta. When interrupted or stirred, "Vata" dosha is primarily responsible for inducing Urticaria; a pricking sensation is preponderant and this type of Urticaria is also termed as "Sheeta pitta". Then again, when agitated with the "Kapha" dosha it is also basically responsible for itching as the disease's predominant symptom, and this type of Urticaria is termed as "Udarda".
As a beginner's curriculum necessary for the treatment of Urticaria in Ayurveda, administering of Indian mustard
(Brassica juncea) oil and a fomentation with hot water has mostly been proven beneficial. Induced vomiting and induced gentle purgation are also experimented to promote well-being. Products like Sameerpannag, Sutshekhar, Arogyavardhini, and Gandhak Rasayan are also known to cure Urticaria. The medicines for Urticaria treatment in ayurveda like Kamdudha, Mukta and Gairik are useful in lessening the burning sensation, verily linked with itching in hives.
However, it needs also to be kept in mind that patients suffering and the sufferers who have reached a chronic stage, may not respond pronto to the above mentioned ayurvedic treatment for Urticaria. Encompassing within the ayurvedic treatment for Urticaria or hives, it is always ensured with complete care and attention that the purification of blood is done in a methodical manner.
Intestinal worms are also said to a major aggravating cause for Urticaria; hence, one is always counselled to firstly polish off the worms, not forgetting the nettlesome constipation. It always needs to be kept in mind that, where there is filth and constipation, worms in intestines are bound to brood and stimulate Urticaria together with other complications.
There exist four cardinal medicines for patients suffering from this very itchy and swelling trouble. These medicines include - Arogya Vardhini Rasa, Suta Shekhara Rasa, Kamadugha Rasa, and Haridra Khanda.
Arogya Vardhini Rasa and Suta Shekhara Rasa
Arogya Vardhini Rasa and Suta Shekhara Rasa are advocated for patients suffering from the most severe form of hives. The sufferer can have each one of them separately or as a compound (mixture) of both the medications: Arogya Vardhini Rasa and Suta Shekhara Rasa. The recommended dosage of this very treatment of Urticaria in ayurveda is to mostly blend 0.5 gram of the medication(s) with a teaspoonful of honey and administer that to the patient thrice daily.
The primary ingredient of Kamadugha Rasa is red ochre (Gairika). The largely recommended dosage of this ayurvedic treatment for Urticaria is to have a teaspoonful of honey, which in fact should be mixed with half-a-teaspoon of Kamadugha Rasa. The patient later needs to be administered this medication four times each day.
Red Ochre (Gairika)
This has been known to ayurvedic practitioners since historic times, which is also acknowledged to comply with and according to Ayurvedic principles. Gairika however demands a scrupulous preparative process. One is advocated to mix a teaspoonful of the powder with an equal quantity of honey and later, have one teaspoonful of the concoction thrice every day.
Haridra is employed in umpteen Indian households as a brilliant tastemaker in curries. Standard consumption of the normal quantity of Haridra debars the occurrence of hives. The preparation process of this very treatment of Urticaria in ayurveda begins with the fact that Haridra is indeed slightly bitter to taste, and many patients known to dislike the raw taste of Haridra. In such instances, Haridra powder can be sweetened with sugar and milk. The raw Haridra powder can also be tinctured with plain drinking water and later be consumed in teaspoonfuls thrice daily.
Haridra powder is available commercially in the form of granules across various Ayurvedic counters in the country. These granules further possess a palatable taste and for that very reason solely it is has been renamed as Haridra Khanda. Haridra Khanda is prepared with the main ingredient being Haridra. This ayurvedic treatment for Urticaria is quite an easy home-made preparation. The dosage is counselled by medicos to be fixed at one teaspoonful of the granules, which needs to be blended with a cup of warm water and administered to the patient thrice every day.
Besides these already mentioned list of home remedies for treating Urticaria and hives by ayurvedic measures, some other household remedies does also exist, which can be stated as below:
* Massaging the affected portion with coconut oil helps to attain relief from itching
* If the Urticarial cause is some external physical agent like heat or cold stroke, it is necessary to keep the patient under a blanket for sometime. After sweating out entirely, the patient should acquire some relief.
* Ginger juice mixed with water is also acknowledged as a masterpiece treatment for curing Urticaria by ayurveda.
* 'Doob' (grass) mixed with turmeric powder can aid one to earn relief from itching.
* Giloy, Turmeric, Neem chal, Dhanvyas syrup under home remedial measures from ayurvedic world, have also proven to be useful.
Therpeutical Treatment for Urticaria in Ayurveda:
Some reasonable amounts of these ingredients mentioned below can be administered with liberation:
* Sheetpittbhanjan Ras
* Kaishore Gugglu
Dietary Treatment of Urticaria in Ayurveda
The patient suffering from this cumbersome hives itchiness, is exhaustively recommended to consume garlic and onion on a regular basis, for long lasting measures. Vegetables having a bitter taste like drumsticks and bitter gourd are also beneficial for such patients with Urticaria. Such people have also been asked to live on an entirely salt-free diet. Patients suffering from Urticaria
must also keep off from having sour food items like curd.