Ayurveda Hacks To Protect You From Pollution On Diwali
Did you know that the air quality last year was in the “severe “category during Diwali? The onset of winter and bursting of firecrackers makes the country especially the capital and its surrounding areas engulfed in worrisome of pollution. This unhealthy spike in air pollution during Diwali brings along a plethora of health issues like a cough, shortness of breath, skin diseases and many severe cases of chronic pulmonary diseases.
So this Diwali, enlighten your life with Ayurveda and follow some of the given simple tips to purify the air around you as going natural is the best road to a healthy living.
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 or more leaves at least twice a week. Sounds bad, isn’t it? But this will help purify your blood and improve blood circulation.
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.
So you thought ghee only helps make yummy food. Think again! 2 drops of cow ghee in each nostril every day in the morning and at bed-time will help you stay clear from pollutants.
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 known as ‘Long pepper’, Pipplai is a powerful Ayurveda 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
This Diwali, let’s not only clean, decorate and light our houses, but learn these simple Ayurvedic tips of cleansing and protecting our body system. Let’s take the pledge to make Ayurveda a part of our lives… forever.