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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Gustatory Rhinitis With Herbal Remedies


Gustatory rhinitis is a condition in which a person gets sneezing or a runny nose after eating something spicy or hot. In this you get a nose inflammation but not of allergic origin. There is almost immediate discharge from the nose soon after a person eats the trigger food. Sneezing and watering of eyes is also present in some cases but without any itching or other symptoms of allergic rhinitis. There is no specific food which causes it and any food item can trigger this condition, however the hot and spicy foods are the most common culprits. Symptoms are usually relieved as soon you stop eating the particular food item. In this article you'll get to know all about gustatory rhinitis and its herbal treatment.

Gustatory Rhinitis

Introduction To Gustatory Rhinitis

Gustatory rhinitis is a non allergic rhinitis characterized by bilateral or unilateral rhinorrhea where there occurs watery nose and eyes after ingesting hot or spicy liquid or solid food. This usually begins immediately after eating the trigger food. In gustatory rhinitis there is no sneezing, pruritus, facial pain or nasal congestion. This is a non-immunological reaction and is caused due to trigeminal sensory nerve endings stimulations. Gustatory rhinitis can be of different types like post-traumatic stress disorder, age related, associated with cranial nerve neuropathy and postsurgical.

Ayurvedic Aspect Of Gustatory Rhinitis

Ayurveda is an Indian system of medicine according to which health is maintained by three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha and any imbalance in these doshas lead to diseases or ailments. In gustatory rhinitis Pitta and Kapha doshas are vitiated predominantly, leading to the signs and symptoms of the condition.

Signs And Symptoms Of Gustatory Rhinitis

Signs and symptoms of gustatory rhinitis starts immediately after eating the trigger food and those are:

  • Watery or runny nose
  • Posnasal drip, i.e. dripping down of mucus in the back of throat
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose

Causes Of Gustatory Rhinitis

Rhinitis is generally used for the condition which results in swelling and inflammation of the nose. Usually the mucous membrane of the nose is swollen and inflamed. Generally the allergies are known to cause it but there are also different types of rhinitis which are caused due to exaggerated immune responses. These types of rhinitis are called non allergic rhinitis and usually the infection is caused here but in case of gustatory rhinitis the cause is an irritant food which triggers the immune reaction of the body. Any type of food can cause it but the most common one found to cause it are spicy and hot foods like curry, black pepper, chili powder, hot sauce, onions, and hot peppers.

Diagnosis Of Gustatory Rhinitis

As there are many conditions which can result in a runny nose, your doctor will enquire about the history of allergies and signs and symptoms. In diagnosis here it is necessary to rule out allergic rhinitis, or any kind of food allergy. Further your doctor can recommend certain allergy tests, like skin prick test or Immunoglobulin E (IgE) test.

Treatment For Gustatory Rhinitis

As gustatory rhinitis is non allergic in type, hence antihistamines are not given in this. Conventionally ipratropium bromide nasal spray is given to relieve the signs and symptoms. It is usually advised to spray one or two times in both the nostrils about an hour before taking trigger food. Also certain decongestants like Sudafed are given.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Gustatory Rhinitis

There are many herbs in nature which possess natural qualities to treat gustatory rhinitis effectively. These herbs are used to prepare herbal remedies which are then used for people suffering from ailment. These herbal remedies act by restoring the balancing of tridoshas and treating gustatory rhinitis naturally.

Herbal Remedies From Planet Ayurveda For Gustatory Rhinitis

Planet Ayurveda is very well known for the authentic and effective herbal remedies and products that are prepared using pure herbs. Quality of these herbs is evaluated with certain standardization products. Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company that indulges in the production of herbal products and remedies that are further prescribed to patients as per ailments. These herbal remedies are free from any kind of chemicals, additives, preservatives, colors, additives, dye or yeast. This quality makes them more effective and safe than other similar remedies present in the market. All the herbal remedies are prepared under the strict supervision of expert MD Ayurveda doctors as per the Ayurvedic principles. For gustatory rhinitis, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.

Products List

  1. Aller-G Care
  2. Chitrak Haritaki
  3. Pitta Balance
Ayurvedic Treatment For Gustatory Rhinitis

Products Description

1. Aller-G Care

Herbs like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shirish (Albizia lubbock), Neem (Azadirachta indica), and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are used in the preparation of Aller-G care capsules. These capsules help in preventing inflammatory reaction and treat the symptoms like runny nose, sneezing and post nasal drip.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Chitrak Haritaki

It is a famous classical preparation of Ayurveda that is prepared used various herbs like Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Trikatu (Pepper, long pepper and ginger), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), jaggery, honey etc. Chitrak haritaki helps in treating digestive as well as respiratory tract ailments, hence it is a best remedy to treat gustatory rhinitis.

Dosage: Take one teaspoon with milk after meal once a day.

3. Pitta Balance

As in gustatory rhinitis Pitta dosha is vitiated leading to the signs and symptoms. This herbal formulation pacifies the Pitta dosha and helps in treating gustatory rhinitis naturally. Pitta balance capsules are prepared using Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Tejaptra (Cinnamomum tamala) etc.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.


Gustatory rhinitis can seem to be a minor problem but getting triggered again and again with certain food substances can cause trouble and be problematic. Hence it is right to get it diagnosed correctly and treat it using the herbal remedies mentioned above.

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