Urticaria can be correlated to sheetapitta, according to Ayurveda.
Sheetapitta is a condition caused due to vitiation of all the three doshas predominantly vata and kapha dosha.In the combination with pitta they create redness, swelling and itching on the skin. This also creates an imbalance in the rasa(lymph) and rakta(blood) dhatu.
Avoid exposure to dust and smoke.
Avoid facing direct sunlight and also day sleep.
Avoid playing with pets.
Avoid exposure to cold weather,cold breeze.
Bitter gourd, pomegranate, gooseberry, buttermilk, honey etc should be taken more. Bitter vegetables should be included more in your diet. Restrict the amount of salt intake.
Avoid milk products, oily food, heavy food.
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder, mixed with a cup of water, should be taken daily by the patient.
- Apply a paste of dhoob grass (durva) mixed with turmeric powder over the affected areas.
- Drink gooseberry juice and pomegranate juice regularly for beneficial results.
- A few mint leaves should be boiled in water and this water should be taken daily to relieve itching.
- Neem oil or neem supplements can also be taken.
Ayurvedic formulations beneficial in the management of urticaria:
Patolamooladi kashayam, vilwadi gulika, tiktaka ghritam, amruta rajanyadi kashayam, haridra khandam, triphala churna, sootasekhara rasa.
Eladi churna mixed with buttermilk should be applied over the affected areas.Let it remain for 30 minutes before washing it off.
The medicaments and the necessary panchakarma treatments like Vamana(emesis), Virechana(purgation) and Raktamokshana (blood letting) are decided based on the predominant dosha.