Various health issues can be brought on by exposure to high pollution levels. Parts of India have particularly high levels of air pollution during certain times of the year Ayurveda can give you the solution to this as well.
The high pollution levels are affecting many and is known to create several underlying health issues. This phenomenon is taking place in countries across the globe, where elevated levels of pollution keep escalating. There are many steps you can follow to control the adverse effect of pollution other than wearing a mask.
When pollution is at high levels you should ideally wear a mask to prevent yourself from the toxins. But along with this, you can make some necessary changes for heightened protection and less severe reactions when you are exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution.
Ayurveda solutions to almost every problem are generally presented in the most natural way possible. There are some healthy ayurvedic remedies to control the adverse effect of pollution by boosting immunity and detoxifying one’s body to better cope with external pollutants and by increasing the quality of air in our place of home.
Easy ways to improve your overall immunity.
The easiest way to go about naturally boosting your immunity is by following a diet that is rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the body from the effects of the pollutants.
Eating the correct food is the first line of defence to adequately handling the impact of high pollution levels on our health since very little can be done to reverse the problem externally. A diet for better immunity could include-
Vitamin C, which is found in amla, guava, lemon, berries, tomato, carrots, kiwi and apples.
Vitamin E found in almonds, basil or cloves.
Beta Carotene, Rich sources of beta carotene are coriander, fenugreek, lettuce and spinach.
Omega 3 fatty acids, that can be found in walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds and clarified butter or ghee
Home remedies for surviving high pollution levels
A combination of Turmeric and honey
A one-fourth tablespoon of turmeric and mixed with half a tablespoon of honey. Combine this and take before going to bed. It makes for a time tested combination for building strength and immunity.
Basil with ginger and honey
Combine half a tablespoon of basil leaves juice extracts mixed with honey and 5 drops of ginger juice which should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning.
Is traditional non-centrifugal cane sugar, often mixed with date or palm sap and is one of the most effective remedies for pollution. Jaggery has brilliant anti-inflammatory properties and can be included in the diet in various ways.
Packed full of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, Neem builds immunity and detoxifies and removes impurities from the blood. It also has a cooling effect on the body.