Covid-19, a respiratory system-related disease, weakens the lungs of those who contract it. The pollution and dust while frequently stepping out can make the breathing process difficult for many. Dr Partap Chauhan, Director, Jiva Ayurveda, says the chemical in the smog gets deposited within the respiratory tract and causes symptoms like wheezing, breathlessness, suffocation, and heaviness in the chest. "This is caused by the accumulation of Kapha Dosha in the body. Other than an increase in air pollution, tobacco smoking, use of coal for cooking, construction work and indoor pollutants (radon gas) are all causes of bronchitis, cancer, and other serious respiratory disorders."
He adds, "Air pollution aggravates the imbalance in Prana Vata and Shleshaka Kapha, which leads to the production of shleshma (mucus) and settles in the nasal area and clogs the channels of the sinuses. Due to the underlying imbalance in Prana Vata and Shleshaka Kapha, Sinus is caused". The ayurvedic expert lists herbs and Ayurvedic home remedies that protect and strengthen your lungs and keep your respiratory system healthy: Kavala (oil pulling) is a process of gargling with oil usuallly sesame oil cleaning the throat of phlegm, clears the sinuses and reduces the risk of allergic reaction in the respiratory system.
Lung Toner Ayurvedic Tea: Take 3-4 tulsi leaves, a small amount of mulethi and pipali, blend and boil them in water until it is reduced to half. Strain the water in a cup and add mishri (cane sugar). Sip the tea warm. This will cleanse the lungs and liquefy the Kapha. Ghee in Nostrils: massage each nostril with fingers dipped in ghee. Vasp Swedana (inhaling steam): Vasp Swedana is an Ayurvedic process that keeps the mucosal layer healthy. In 1 litre of steaming water, add 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus or peppermint oil and inhale the steam. Pranayama: helps in increasing the capacity of the lungs and boosts your immunity to fight lung diseases.