How to prevent pollution effects with Ayurveda?
Pollution causes a lot of health problems in humans, especially respiratory problems like breathing difficulties and asthma. A lot of heart diseases have also been linked to pollution.
The inhaling of pollutants that include smoke, fumes,chemicals and dust etc. are contributing factors for many individuals to develop lung diseases.
We also consume a lot of pollutants present in the air which are harmful to our respiratory health and exposing ourselves to various respiratory diseases like Asthma, Respiratory Tract Infections, shortness of breath etc.
Although we would like to stay away from the pollution as much as possible, it is simply everywhere. We just need to take precautions and try to reduce its effect on our body.
So, what do we do in order to keep our body healthy and resilient to the pollution outside?
Some of the Methods you can go through with Ayurveda:
- Boil one glass of water and add 5-6 Tulsi leaves, grated ginger (one inch) and a small piece of crushed Gur (jaggery) to it.
- A glass of water boiled with Tulsi leaves, salt, lemon and honey in it, can help clear your congestion and thus allow you to breathe better.
- Haldi milk is beneficial for kids and adults alike.
To prepare haldi milk, take a glass of milk and add few drops of ghee, a small piece of ginger, black cardamom, Tulsi leaves, 1 clove and a pinch of haldi to it.
Let it boil for 4-5 minutes and then add honey after turning off the flame.
Consume it warm.
Let the mixture boil for 5 minutes and consume it warm. This concoction will help boost your immunity.
How to Fight against Pollution through Ayurveda?
- Turmeric: A well-known antioxidant, it helps to protect the lungs from toxic effects of pollutants. Mixing turmeric with ghee is a great way to relieve cough and aid during asthma attack.
- Haritaki: Taken before bedtime and in the morning Haritaki or tropical almond, it is good for relieving phlegm.
- Ginger: Mixed with black pepper and Tulsi,it is beneficial for curing respiratory ailments.
- Ghee: Putting a drop of cow’s ghee in every nostril every morning and at bedtime helps to keep clear of pollutants. Consuming 2-3 teaspoons of ghee daily helps combat toxic metals like lead and mercury and does not allow them to accumulate in bones, kidney and liver.
- Neem: Water boiled with neem leaves is excellent to help detoxify skin and hair of pollutants. Eating 2-3 leaves twice a week can help purify blood and lymphatic tissue.
- Tulsi: It can be planted in the house and can help absorb pollution. 10-15 ml of tulsi juice also help clears pollutants from respiratory tact.
- Ayurveda Medicines:Herbal extracts present in Ayurveda Medicines help to keep our lungs strong to fight off effects of air pollution.