Air pollution has reached critical levels in populated areas across the globe, with predictions of the immediate and distant future looking grim if the world does not change its ways. The pollutants in the air caused by industrial production of numerous products and materials are responsible for severe lung damage and long-term illnesses, causing over 1.3 million deaths annually in Delhi alone, one of the most polluted cities on Earth.
Your loved ones, including your children and family, are all exposed to volatile compounds roaming in the air. It doesn’t matter how far away you are from industrial operations as every modern-day process from fossil fuel vapors to the paint in your walls can be toxic. This is why purifying your body of toxic elements is crucial in ensuring long-term wellbeing. Here are the best natural remedies for a polluted living environment.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Before we move onto healthy herbs, it is important to note that there are effective artificial ways to purify the air in your home or office. Using a commercial air purifier can help you maintain a healthy living environment and benefit in the long run.
Now that you are aware of other options, let’s move onto the first detoxifying herb – ginger. Ginger is also considered to be a “magic” herb due to its numerous health properties.
This natural remedy boasts antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antioxidant, antiemetic, carminative, circulation-stimulating, detoxifying, diaphoretic, digestive, lymph-cleansing properties as well as acting as a mild laxative and having positive perspiration-inducing and warming properties among others. You can use ginger in a number of ways, either making a soup, making ginger tea, or combining it with a glass of warm water before breakfast.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Turmeric possesses a chemical called Curcumin, which has detoxification benefits in addition to promoting healthy digestion, allowing you to manage your body weight as well. Among other properties, this healthful herb has anti-oxidizing, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and blood purifying benefits to boot.
Turmeric has both external and internal uses. It can be added to your food and natural skin remedies and be used as a beneficial inhalator when mixed with boiling water.
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Garlic is widely recognized as one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, purifying the entire body of toxic chemicals. It stimulates the health of your liver to make it work harder and more efficiently in eliminating toxins, and filtering out hazardous elements from your bloodstream.
Neem (Azadirachta indica)
Neem has plenty of benefits, including purification properties from toxins and pollutants. Neem powder tea can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent as well as for antiviral and antibiotic treatment. You can easily find neem supplements or even obtain neem tea from your local health food store.
Amla (Emblica officinalis)
The Indian gooseberry is popular for its powerful detoxifying and anti-aging properties along with numerous other practical uses in treating high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, eye and joint pains as well as a myriad of other health conditions.
Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri)
Bhumiamla is a powerful herb frequently used in natural Indian remedies that help purify the blood and excrete the toxins from the body through natural processes. This herb is excellent in maintaining healthy liver functions and stabilizing bilirubin levels in the blood by detoxifying it from pollutants and hazardous elements. It is especially powerful in battling the effects of air pollutants.
Madhurika (Foeniculum vulgare)
This beautiful yellow-flowered herb does not only boast a pleasant smell, but it also boasts numerous healthful properties such as antispasmodic, antiemetic, purgative, carminative and hepatic benefits, helping you detoxify your body as well as allowing you to maintain healthy water levels. You can successfully regulate your body weight by using this herb, as it will rid your body of unnecessary water weight.
Acting as a strong natural diuretic, this herb boasts effective purifying and cleansing properties. It aids in proper liver functions, allowing it to effectively purify the blood of any toxic elements, cleaning it and promoting healthy total-body functions.
Also known as Angel’s herb, this healthful plant can help in the treatment of numerous health conditions such as diabetes, inflammations, high cholesterol and even cancer.
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Coriander helps with healthy digestion and maintains healthy cholesterol levels, while being able to detoxify heavy metals that accumulate in the body over time, such as mercury and lead. You can easily reach your daily coriander requirements by adding a handful of its leaves into any meal, although remember to serve them raw to preserve their nutritional benefits.
The modern world is heavily polluted with toxic materials and greenhouse gases that harm the environment and severely impact your general wellbeing. Fortunately, by adding these natural remedies into your daily diet, you can significantly decrease the negative effects of air pollutants and help ensure a healthy and thriving future for you and the ones dearest to your heart.