With the ever increasing urban
landscape pollution seems to grab these city scapes into gas chambers. Mostly
the city dwellers tend to neglect these issues. But, the problem becomes a
monster when we face different health impacts. These health issues mostly arise
due to small particles that we breathe in. Looking into the statistics of our
body we tend to breathe approximately about 26,000 times a day which is 18 breaths
per minute. This is over a billion small particles a day say 150 full bathtubs
of air goes into our body each day. Apart from this an average household
collects about 2 pounds of dust a week which is huge.
Taking these gasping figures in mind,
one needs to protect the lungs form pollution through some natural treatments.
Ayurvedic remides are the one which help in restoration of health without
side-effects. In cities where pollution levels are too high, sometimes other
treatments do rescue but only for short run. Whereas, ayurveda have long-term benefit
for the body, once it is adopted on a daily basis.
Here are easy home techniques that
can be avoided to keep pollution at bay!
Steam Therapy: Use of peppermint or eucalyptus oil
in hot water to steam on a daily basis helps to clean the respiratory track.
Fumigation: Use of natural dhoop in house with
ayurvedic aguru to keep the air of house clean.
Chawanprash: Regular intake of chwanprash at
night helps in building immunity of lungs.
Detox tea: Mostly know as Khara or tea prepared
with mulethi, ginger, basil, turmeric rejuvenates the lung.
Apart from adopting these habits it
is necessary to do Pranayam for healthy lung, as these are mostly part of the
Anulom-Vilom Pranayam: Doing this exercise 15 minutes
every day builds capacity of our lung.
Bhastrika Pranayama: Recommended by the Journal of
science and medicine is used to improve the capacity of the lungs. Research
found out that in cities with more pollution this pranayama does excellent job
of maximizing ventilation volume. They found people doing this yoga had build
effective lung capacity and high levels of peak expiration flow.
KapalBharti Pranayam: It is known as cleansing technique
which helps in clearing mucus, passage of lungs and builds health in the body.
Dr. Rajat Trehan (NHI-California,
CFN) Clinical Nutritionist also suggests, “Being in Delhi, Kolkata or other
Indian cities which has recorded to be severely polluted people should try
addressing these problems on daily basis to keep them healthy. There are
natural preparations by healurbody, which absorbs pollutants and detoxify the
effects of the pollution”
ayurvedic tactics to help you survive the pollution are using the following
natural herbs like:
It helps as a detoxifying agent to purify blood and other lympathic tissues.
should be planted at one’s home to drive off pollution.
Regularly taking turmeric with honey is a bonus to health.
Is a lung purifier and has rejuvenating properties to keep pollution away.
Ayurveda provides a comprehensive solution to the pollution problem which artificial treatments fail to provide. As ayurvedic treatments encompass using of lifestyle as well as food techniques which are 100% natural in all way without using antibiotic of any kind. This eventually helps in promoting overall wellness and keeps pollution away—-By
Rajat Trehan Clinical Nutritionist & Dietitian(Health & Wellness Consultant)