Share

Ayurveda Contributions by ColleenO

Article Revisions

Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India, and it includes a variety of methods and treatments, including herbs. Ayurvedic herbs are sometimes used to treat allergic rhinitis. The herbs Tinospora cordifolia, Commiphora mukul (see guggul), Rubia cordifolia, Emblica officinalis, Moringa pterygosperma, and Glycyrrhiza glabra (see licorice) have been studied and show some promise.

... (more)

Ayurveda is a complex, multi-faceted healing tradition, and patients are treated based not on single diagnoses, but on their unique experience of health challenges. Single herbs or herbal formulas might be helpful. See information on individual herbs.

A more comprehensive approach, which might include dietary modification, would probably be most helpful. An Ayurvedic practitioner could help you put together a comprehensive plan that is customized to your unique needs.

... (more)

Ayurveda is a complex, multi-faceted healing tradition. Single herbs or herbal formulas might be helpful. See information on individual herbs.

A more comprehensive approach, which might include dietary modification, would probably be most helpful. An Ayurvedic practitioner could help you put together a comprehensive plan that is customized to your unique needs.

... (more)

The Ayurvedic herbs discussed may have anti-histamine effects similar to those found in conventional anti-histamines. Anti-histamines reduce allergic symptoms by controlling the substances (histamines) that trigger allergic responses.

Ayurveda is a complex, multi-faceted healing tradition, and patients are treated based not on single diagnoses, but on their unique experience of health challenges. More comprehensive Ayurvedic treatments for allergic rhinitis, which might include dietary modification and other methods, probably work through a variety of mechanisms that help restore balance to the patient's body, mind and spirit.

... (more)
  1. Sharma S, Bhargava R, Singhal K. Double blind study to assess the efficacy of in acute rhinitis. Indian J Pharmacol. 1990;22:103-105.
  2. Shahani S, Dhadkar VN, Maroli S. The antihistaminic activity of Septilin and its role in topical eosinophillia Indian J Pharmacol. 1993;25:114.
  3. Rao CS, Raju C, Gopumadhavan S, Chauhan BL, Kulkarni RD, Mitra SK. Immunotherapeutic modification by an ayurvedic formulation Septilin. Indian J Exp Biol. 32(8):553-8.
  4. Koti ST. Evaluation of Septilin in persistent low-grade infections in school-children: a placebo-controlled study. Probe. 1992;31:325.
  5. Badar VA, Thawani VR, Wakode PT, et al. Efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia in allergic rhinitis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2004;96:445-449.
... (more)

The herb Tinospora cordifolia was studied for its effects on allergic rhinitis and shows some promise as a treatment.

An Septilin, an Ayurvedic herbal formula containing Commiphora mukul (see guggul), Tinospora cordifolia, Rubia cordifolia, Emblica officinalis, Moringa pterygosperma, and Glycyrrhiza glabra (see licorice) has also demonstrated some significant potential benefit for treating allergic rhinitis. 19,22 In a double-blind study, 190 people were given either the herbal combination or a standard antihistamine (chlorpheniramine).12 The results over 7 days indicated that the two treatments were equally effective.

Another study found general evidence for an antihistamine-like effect. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 32 healthy people, use of Septilin for 4 weeks significantly reduced the allergic reaction caused by injection of histamine under the skin.13 Septilin has also been tried as a treatment for improving immunity.14 In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 children with persistent low-grade infections (such as chronic sore throat or sinus infection), use of Septilin for 1 month led to significant improvement compared to placebo.15

... (more)

Ayurveda is a complex, multi-faceted healing tradition. Single herbs or herbal formulas might be helpful. See information on individual herbs.

A more comprehensive approach, which might include dietary modification, would probably be most helpful. An Ayurvedic practitioner could help you put together a comprehensive plan that is customized to your unique needs.

... (more)

Ayurvedic practitioners support their patients with a combination of herbs, lifestyle modifications (including diet), and a variety of other methods. In the United States, there is no widely accepted licensure for the practice of Ayurvedic medicine. Graduates of schools such as the following are generally regarded as well-qualified: The Ayurvedic Institute, California College of Ayurveda, and the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

... (more)

Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India, and it includes a variety of methods and treatments, including herbs. Ayurvedic herbs are sometimes used to treat allergic rhinitis. The herbs Tinospora cordifolia, Commiphora mukul (see guggul), Rubia cordifolia, Emblica officinalis, Moringa pterygosperma, and Glycyrrhiza glabra (see licorice) have been studied and show some promise.

... (more)

Ayurvedic herbs are sometimes used to treat allergic rhinitis. The herbs Tinospora cordifolia, Commiphora mukul, Rubia cordifolia, Emblica officinalis, Moringa pterygosperma, and Glycyrrhiza glabra have been studied and show some promise.The Ayurvedic herbs discussed may have anti-histamine effects similar to those found in conventional anti-histamines. Anti-histamines reduce allergic symptoms by controlling the substances (histamines) that trigger allergic responses.

Ayurveda is a complex, multi-faceted healing tradition, and patients are treated based not on single diagnoses, but on their unique experience of health challenges. More comprehensive Ayurvedic treatments for allergic rhinitis, which might include dietary modification and other methods, probably work through a variety of mechanisms that help restore balance to the patient's body, mind and spirit.

... (more)

The herb Tinospora cordifolia was studied for its effects on allergic rhinitis and shows some promise as a treatment.

Septilin, an Ayurvedic herbal formula containing Commiphora mukul (see guggul), Tinospora cordifolia, Rubia cordifolia, Emblica officinalis, Moringa pterygosperma, and Glycyrrhiza glabra (see licorice) has also demonstrated significant potential for treating allergic rhinitis. In a double-blind study, 190 people were given either the herbal combination or a standard antihistamine (chlorpheniramine).12 The results over 7 days indicated that the two treatments were equally effective.

Another study found general evidence for an antihistamine-like effect. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 32 healthy people, use of Septilin for 4 weeks significantly reduced the allergic reaction caused by injection of histamine under the skin.13 Septilin has also been tried as a treatment for improving immunity.14 In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 children with persistent low-grade infections (such as chronic sore throat or sinus infection), use of Septilin for 1 month led to significant improvement compared to placebo.15

... (more)

The Ayurvedic herbs discussed may have anti-histamine effects similar to those found in conventional anti-histamines. Anti-histamines reduce allergic symptoms by controlling the substances (histamines) that trigger allergic responses.

Ayurveda is a complex, multi-faceted healing tradition, and patients are treated based not on single diagnoses, but on their unique experience of health challenges. More comprehensive Ayurvedic treatments for allergic rhinitis, which might include dietary modification and other methods, probably work through a variety of mechanisms that help restore balance to the patient's body, mind and spirit.

... (more)

The Ayurvedic herbs discussed may have anti-histamine effects similar to those found in conventional anti-histamines. Anti-histamines reduce allergic symptoms by controlling the substances (histamines) that trigger allergic responses.

Ayurveda is a complex, multi-faceted healing tradition, and patients are treated based not on single diagnoses, but on their unique experience of health challenges. More comprehensive Ayurvedic treatments for allergic rhinitis, which might include dietary modification and other methods, probably work through a variety of mechanisms that help restore balance to the patient's body, mind and spirit.

... (more)