After the Coronavirus outbreak, increasing levels of Air Pollution has also become one of the major concern in the national capital. Even after repeated warnings and various penalties imposed by the government, the majority of people continued to burst firecrackers. The air quality index reached the point where it became severe and hazardous. It’s no wonder that Delhi has been named as one of the worst places in the world for air pollution by the World Health Organisation. The air pollution not only triggered various respiratory and cardiovascular disorders but also proved extremely harmful to coronavirus patients.
The best solution in such times is to spend maximum time indoors but if you have to go out you can take some precautions. Here are some Home remedies you can try to fight the nasty Air Pollution and take a step to protect yourself from various air pollution related problems:
1. Consume Jaggery or Gur
Jaggery is a natural cleansing and detox agent which helps in eliminating toxins from our body. It removes harmful elements from the bloodstream, lungs, respiratory tract, as well as the food pipe. Jaggery is also rich in anti-allergic properties that make it an outstanding remedy for asthma and other respiratory diseases. Consume a piece of (limiting it to a maximum of four grams a day) Jaggery or Gur daily to prevent from hazardous effects of air pollution.
2. Add Ginger to your diet
Ginger is an excellent source of immunity booster and aids in problems like sore throats, cough etc. Ginger contains gingerol and certain compounds that can help in decreasing airway inflammation and inhibit airway contraction. You can add crushed ginger in your tea or even consume a fresh raw piece of Ginger.
3. Place Air Purifying plants at home
While air purifiers are costly, there is another alternative to purify indoor air at a nominal value. To improve the air quality at your home, there are various plants that filter the harmful gases present in air and release fresh amounts of oxygen. Common examples of such plants are Basil, Aloe Vera, Peace Lily Plant, Areca Palm Plant, Snake plants, etc.
4. Consume Citrus Fruits
Citrus Fruits like Lemon, Oranges, Gooseberries, etc are a rich source of Vitamin C. These fruits consist of anti-oxidants that protect cells from damage, supports the immune system, and contains flavonoids that have several health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties to fight air pollution-borne diseases. Fruits and vegetables like papaya, oranges, and pumpkin help to fight infections and inflammation caused by bad air quality.
5. Drink Basil(Tulsi) Juice
Basil commonly known as Tulsi is a magical herb that consists of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Drinking 10-15ml of Tulsi juice helps to eliminate and clear pollutants from your respiratory tract. Tulsi also aids in improving overall immunity.
6. Intake Green Tea
Green consists great amount of antioxidants which helps to fight the allergic effects of air pollution. It also boosts your immunity, keeps your air passage clear and makes your body well hydrated. Green Tea provides soothing effects to your throat and protects lung from the irritation caused by polluted air.