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Ayurveda home remedies for Urticaria/Hives (Sheetapitta)

Ayurveda home remedies for Urticaria/Hives (Sheetapitta)

If your skin has raised, itchy rashes and pain in the areas like eyes, throat, cheeks, lips, hands then you may be the sufferer of “Urticaria” which is a very common skin disease. Urticaria rashes range in size, from a few millimeters to several inches in diameter. It is also known as allergic skin reaction.

In Ayurveda this is called as ‘Sheetapitta’. According to Ayurveda, aggravation of kapha (water) and vata (air) occurs when people come in contact with cold air. It also causes the aggravation of pitta dosha (fire) which spread into the rakta dhatu (blood tissues). Rakta dhatu is vitiated due to excess of pitta. Then aggravated doshas

relocate in skin, which causes the urticaria (Sheet pitta).

Causes of Sheetapitta( 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

Symptoms of Sheetapitta-

In urticaria, rashes occur on face, arms, trunk and legs.

Headache, Red rashes, Itching, Congestion of eyes is also a symptom of Sheetapitta.

There is a condition called as angioedema which occurs in urticaria. Angioedema results in the burning or pain around the areas like eyes, cheeks, lips, hands, genitals and feet may occur in the cases of urticaria

Tips to avoid & cure Urticaria-

-As far as possible, limit salt intake, and avoid sour food like yogurt, curd, and instead have bitter tasting food like bitter gourd.

-However, onion and garlic are considered to be good in this condition.

-Maintain a food diary so that the relationship between a food type and appearance of symptoms can be noted.

-Avoid all sweets including sugar, jaggery, and alcohol.