Urticaria is a skin disorder in which there is formation and development of red itchy rashes and small bumps on the skin. This may be due to some food or medicine allergy. In Ayurveda, this condition is known as Sheetapitta. It is of two types that is acute (lasting less than 6 weeks) and chronic (lasting more than 6 weeks). There are many ways to treat, soothe and get rid of Urticaria. Natural home remedies are the best solution for this skin disorders.
Apple cider vinegar has been used for many home remedies from many years due to its great health benefits. In the case of Urticaria, skin tissues release the histamine a harmful chemical into the bloodstream which further causes some allergic reaction in your skin. Apple cider vinegar helps us to prevent such allergic reaction on our skin by its antihistamine property. Due to its acetic nature, apple cider vinegar has many potent biological effects on our body and also helps to kill the harmful bacteria and viruses which further worsens the skin problem.
Aloe Vera is a very powerful herb which has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal properties which is helpful in the treatment of Urticaria. It keeps your skin smooth, soft and gives a cooling effect to your skin. According to the Ayurvedic point of view, aloe vera is bitter in taste, cold in potency, oily, sticky and slimy in qualities. This herb balances all the three doshas (kapha, pitta, and vata). The herb contains two hormones auxin and gibberellins which protect our skin from swelling due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The leaves of aloe vera contain phytochemicals such as acetylated mannans, anthraquinones, hormones, amino acid, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and enzymes, which are helpful to eradicate swollen, pale-red bumps from the skin.
Basil also contains natural antihistamine properties, which are very effective for Urticaria. This herb is a very good source of ursolic acid, eugenol, linalol, rosmarinic acid, etc. The Ursolic acid present in Basil helps to increase the collagen and ceramides, both of which play a vital role in skin rejuvenation and remove skin redness and itchiness. It has very good antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-stress properties. According to the medicinal point of view this herb is Pungent, bitter in taste, dryness in qualities, and hot in potency. It undergoes pungent taste after digestion.
In addition to great benefits for the digestive system, this amazing warming spice also shows effective results for Urticaria due to its anti-inflammatory and antihistamine property. Ginger helps to provide relief from several problems such as gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. In Ayurveda, ginger has great benefits due to its medicinal properties such as pungent in taste, heavy, strong and dryness in qualities, hot in potency and balances the kapha dosha.
Turmeric has been used for many years in Ayurveda due to its great Ayurvedic properties. There are numbers of active substances present in Turmeric, out of which curcumin is the most important curcuminoids in turmeric which helps to overcome the symptom of Urticaria. Medicinal properties of turmeric are bitter, pungent in taste, dryness, and lightness in qualities after digestion undergoes pungent taste and it is hot in potency. Turmeric balances all the three doshas of our body. It has anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant properties which cure various skin alignments including hives and Urticaria.
Due to its great soothing and cooling properties this herb is also useful for the treatment of Urticaria. Along with these properties, this herb also contains analgesic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agents. It reduces symptoms of Urticaria such as redness, swelling, itchiness and skin infections. The main bioactive compounds of mint are menthol, limonene, and menthone. According to ayurvedic view mint (Pudina) is pungent in taste, strong, dry and light in qualities, hot in potency and balances the vitiated kapha and vata dosha.
Nettle is an excellent nourishing and rejuvenating herb which provides great relieves from the Urticaria or hives. This herb is rich in a bioactive compound such as phenols, vitamins A, C, D, K and minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and sulfur. Its anti-inflammatory and astringent property provide relives from swelling, inflammation, and itching.