Ayurvedic Remedies to Fight the Deadly Air Pollution

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The capital city is gasping for air, shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog. But there are ways you can minimize the ill effects of this Air Pollution that’s hurting your lungs. After all, breathing in clean air should be a priority.But there are ways you can minimize the ill effects of this nasty pollution that’s hurting your lungs.

HERE ARE SOME ADVICE FROM THE AYURVEDIC FOR PEOPLE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS AIR POLLUTION

Pollutants in the air aren’t always visible and come from many different sources.

TURMERIC:
Turmeric is anti-bacterial, so, it will prevent the bacteria to enter and if they enter the body it will kill those bacteria which come from pollution. 1tbsp of turmeric mixed with honey or ghee should be taken early morning on an empty stomach.

NEEM:
There are herbal preparations, which adsorb pollutants and may also help detoxify the effects.” One must wash the skin, hair with neem leaves boiled in the water. It will clear the pollutants stuck to skin and mucosal membrane. You can also eat three to four leaves at least twice a week. It helps to purify blood and lymphatic tissue.

TULSI:
Every Indian household has a Tulsi plant in their courtyard. But still, if it isn’t there, you should get one for your family. You can drink Tulsi concoction everyday to prevent the pollutants messing up with your respiratory tract.

TAKE TRIPHALA:
Pollution causes imbalance in tridosha and Triphala helps restore the same, thus, bolstering immunity. One tablespoon of Triphala with 1 teaspoon of honey at night is recommended.

PIPPALI:
Pippali is one of the super herbs for purifying lungs that enable easy breathing. It’s very effective against lung infections due to its rejuvenative properties. A simple way to consume this is ¼ teaspoon Ginger, ¼ teaspoon turmeric and 1/8 teaspoon Pippali powder mixed in 1 tbsp honey and washed down with warm water. This should however be taken for maximum of seven days and not used in infants.

 

POMEGRANATE JUICE:
It purifies the blood and protects your cardiovascular system from the effect of pollution.

PRACTICE BREATHING EXERCISE:
Its recommended to practice breathing exercises such as pranayam, kapalbhati and jal neti to combat the ill effects of pollution.

STEAM:
Taking steam with 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil or a drop of peppermint oil.This should be done for five minutes twice a day.

GHEE:
Ghee is very helpful in reducing accumulation of toxic effects of metals like lead and mercury. Consume homemade ghee daily and you can also put drops of ghee in your nostrils every morning to curb the effects of pollution.

VENTILATION:
Ventilating homes reduces moisture levels, a major problem for indoor air quality. But no, we’re not asking you to open a window and let all the outdoor air pollution enter your living space. Instead, install trickle vents to purify and cycle the air you breathe indoors.

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