Diwali is undoubtedly one of the biggest festivals in India. People celebrate this grand festival with lights, candles, and lamps. The festival is an occasion to spend time with friends and family, dress up in fancy traditional attire and savor the delicious delicacies. It is an occasion to celebrate and spread happiness, but along with it, we spread the smog through firecrackers. The colorful fireworks that dazzle the sky turn it into a smokehouse.
We all know the precautions one must take while dealing with fire and crackers on Diwali, but the harm caused by smoke and fumes to our lungs also needs to be taken care of. The respiratory problems during and after Diwali can be managed with these simple home remedies.
Carrot and Beetroot juice
Carrot is one of the most healing foods, which provides the highest quality of nutrients. Carrot juice helps in de-clogging mucus from the ear, nose, and throat, easing nasal congestion that happens because of an excess of pollution and smoke in the air we breathe. Beetroot helps treat the uneasiness and irritation. Drink this concoction of Carrot and Beetroot during the pollution season to combat respiratory problems.
Consume raw garlic to acquire health benefits. Garlic is a great remedy for strong and healthy lungs as it helps in cleaning the lungs. Garlic contains ‘allicin’ that helps in fighting lungs infections. Garlic also opens up the bronchial tubes that ease breathing. It also reduces the chances of developing lung cancer in smokers.
Clove and Lemon Tea
Tea infused with clove and lemon may help in keeping lung diseases away. The strong anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients help in strengthening the immune system and reduces the chances of infections. Clove contains a useful phytochemical known as ‘eugenol’ which acts as an analgesic and eases respiratory tract discomfort.
Ginger and Honey Paste
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger will help clear our lungs naturally. It also helps in detoxifying and promotes the elimination of pollutants from the lungs. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Take two tsp ginger juice and mix one tsp honey in it. Add black pepper to it. Mix it well. Consume this paste regularly to fight all lung-related problems.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the curcumin compound present in it. This compound helps relieve inflammation of the airways and tightness of chest associated with asthma. Take one cup of milk and warm it on a low flame. Now add a half tsp turmeric powder to it and mix it well. Drink this every day to fight any lung-related problems.
Keep these home remedies handy and consume them to be healthy. Do you also have some other remedies to be used?