10 Ayurvedic Hacks To Protect You From Pollution

Delhi along with its neighboring cities and states are currently engulfed with heavy pollution in the air. This unhealthy spike in air pollution brings along a plethora of health issues like cough, shortness of breath, skin diseases and many severe cases of chronic pulmonary diseases.

To cope up with so much of toxicity in the air we have brought the ancient and magically effective Ayurveda to beat the impact of pollution. Have a look,

1. Neem

This herbal plant helps adsorb pollutants and may also detoxify the effects. Keep a bunch of neem leaves at your home to purify the air. Wash your face, hair with neem leaves boiled in water. Try to eat three to four leaves at least twice a week. Sounds bad, isn’t it? But this will help purify your blood and improve blood circulation.

2. Tulsi

This is one common plant present in every Indian house. However, if you have not got one yet, you should get it for your family. Just take few Tulsi leaves, crush it and add few drops of honey to it. Have it daily to prevent pollutants from messing up with your respiratory tract.

3. Ghee

So you thought ghee only helps make yummy food. Think again! 2 drops of cow ghee in each nostril everyday in the morning and at bed-time will help you stay clear of pollutants.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric, an easily available ingredient is indeed a star. Just take half teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed with 1 tablespoon of honey and have it on an empty stomach every morning.

Also Read: Turmeric Benefits

5. Pippali

Also known as ‘Long pepper’, Pipplai is a powerful Ayurvedic herb effective against lung infections. A simple way to get Pippali in the daily regimen is to use it in place of black pepper (or in addition) and add it to any savory dish. For severe cold and congestion take 1¼ teaspoon Ginger, ¼ teaspoon turmeric and 1/8 teaspoon Pippali powder mixed in 1 tbsp honey and washed down with warm water soon after waking up.

6. Triphala

Meaning three fruits, Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation which helps boost immunity. One tablespoon of Triphala with 1 teaspoon of honey at night is perfect to restore your body’s immunity.

7. Garlic

Include fresh garlic in your diet as it has anti-microbial properties to fight against infections. You can even have garlic supplements if you do not like the taste of it.

8. Chyavanprash

This ancient Ayurvedic herbal recipe gives overall strength and immunity. Considered one of the best family tonics, it is suitable for most ages, from young children to the elderly.

9. Essential oils

Use a combination of essential oils such as rosemary, thyme, clove, tea tree to massage to rejuvenate yourself. You can even add few drops of these oils to your bath water or soap.

10. Steaming

The simplest method involves pouring some boiling water into a bowl and add 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil or a drop of peppermint oil. Then cover your head with a towel and lean into the water vapour rising from the bowl. This soothes the breathing airway as well as loosens congestion and removes irritants from the throat and lungs.

To conclude,

Let’s take initiatives to curb pollution in the air and make Ayurveda a part of our lives forever.

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