Ayurveda is the ancient most medicine science with equal emphasis upon prevention and cure. Due to environmental pollution, global warming, and life style disorders, a very common disease, Pratishyaya/Rhinitis occurs much more frequently than before. Pratishyaya has been considered as a separate clinical condition in Uttar Tantra of Sushruta Samhita. Improper management or negligence can lead to lots of complications like Badhirya, Andhata, Gandhanasha, Kasa etc. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal membranes, characterized by watery nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, sneezing and nasal itching. This may also be associated with symptoms of itching in the eyes, palate and pharynx. Many treatment modalities are explained in modern system of medicine like corticosteroids, antiallergics, inhalers, antihistamines etc., but none of them are totally effective in curing the disease as well as preventing its recurrence, more over they have their own side effects.
Keywords: Pratishayaya; Ayurveda; Rhinitis.