Many centuries ago a man living in the middle of desert wanted to keep his skin free from the effects of sand around him. He tried several experiments from covering up his body completely with sand proof clothes to covering his house completely with glass. He only succeeded in getting sun burns. It looks like health conscious people in USA are trying their level best to repeat the same experiment with increasing pollution today. According to reports from the American Lungs Association released in 2016, the index of air quality seems to be rising from the 0-50 range towards higher values. Any value between 101 and 300 is considered to be unhealthy in nature. The index values in many cities are in fact going beyond the highest value into the region of hazardous zone.
What Can You Do to Protect Your Family
It is obvious that you won’t be able to go out today and shut down all the pollution creating industries, mines and other sources. It is also not possible for you to clean up the environment single handed. However you could make little start by taking the first steps. Plant a few saplings around your flat or apartment today. If you have a garden and space enough for trees, you could plant a Neem sapling, a coconut plant and few plants of basil. They help in reducing the concentration of pollutants within your living space. You can also get Neem Bonsai plants which can be grown in small pots. Take 10 to 15 such plants and spread them all over your apartment. Trust me you will be able to feel the difference in your health conditions very soon.
- Drink plenty of pure water every morning just after you brush your teeth. It helps in removing the toxic elements that have been accumulated within your bowels and other internal organs of your body.
- Neem leaves extract are said to be highly effective for protection from common allergies and infections due to pollution. Take two teaspoons of neem extract, one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of Aloe Vera liquid in a bowl. Mix them well and drink ½ cup every evening after you return from work. It helps in purification of your blood and lungs which have been exposed to pollution during the day.
- You could use the combination of lemon juice, honey, castor oil and Olive oil in equal proportions to prepare a massage liquid. Heat the ingredients after mixing them for about 1 minute. Add few pieces of garlic and let the liquid cool for about 15 minutes, then you can apply onto your skin parts that get exposed to external pollution when you go out. Let the liquid soak your skin for about 20 minutes before washing with warm water.
Make sure that your diet consists of vitamin C and E as critical ingredients. Minerals and natural oils help you in maintaining fat and cholesterol free food chain.