Diwali is an exciting Indian festival and we cannot bring ourselves to accept that we have to avoid crackers to prevent air pollution and protect ourselves from the harmful and toxic gases. Burning crackers and reveling in the dazzling, sparkly light is what we wait for throughout the year. So it might not be very ethical to advise staying away from crackers altogether. Not just us, it is our children too who equally enjoy in the myriad hues of Diwali.
We all know the common tips for a safe and healthy Diwali. But that does not help our lungs of all the toxicity it has inhaled from the air of Diwali. Doctors report of many complaints of respiratory problems related to asthma and bronchitis. We will share with you some precautionary measures that you can take to detox your lungs during and after Diwali. All these measures are natural and the ingredients used are easily available at home.
Ginger and Honey –
Ginger is anti-inflammatory and will naturally detoxify your lungs. It also helps to eliminate pollutants from your lungs while unclogging the air passages. It also relieves congestions and improves circulation to the lungs. Whereas, honey is very rich in multi-vitamins like C, D, E K and B complex. Its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties will also fight respiratory infections.
Mix a teaspoon of honey with 2 teaspoons of ginger juice. Add a pinch of black pepper powder to it. Having this concoction will help to fight all respiratory and lung-related problems.
Turmeric Milk –
How many ailments can be treated with turmeric milk? It is an age-old ayurvedic medicine that has been passed down through generations for its anti-inflammatory properties. The compound curcumin in turmeric relieves asthma and inflammation in the airways that might have been caused by the toxic gases of crackers.
Add half a teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of warm milk. Drink this every day to clear airways and treat any lung-related problems. You can also give it to your kids.
Drink these concoctions during and after Diwali to protect yourself from breathing issues and other lung-related disorders.
Enjoy your Diwali!