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5 Home remedies to protect yourself from Air Pollution

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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To protect yourself from Air Pollution: More and more people are falling prey to pollution related diseases, experiencing symptoms of cough, cold and sneezing. Pollution can seriously affect healthy people.

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Therefore, to avoid increasing pollution, you can try 5 home remedies. These will cleanse the lungs, boost your immunity and detoxify your body.

# Turmeric

Turmeric has powerful anti-bacterial and antiviral properties that fight infections. Turmeric is considered a superfood that can treat flu, fever, asthma and lunchtime infections. Great for treating asthma, bronchitis and lung infections. Drink a glass of warm turmeric milk before sleeping and it will give you instant relief from sore throat.

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# Mustard oil

Mustard oil is mostly known for its use in the kitchen. In addition to nutrients that boost the body’s immunity, promote heart health and promote hair growth, it also contains several ingredients that have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. A mixture of mustard oil and garlic can be used by rubbing a small amount on the feet and forehead to get relief from headache and cold. You can also apply it on your chest before sleeping to get instant relief from stuffy nose.

# Beta carotene

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Headache can be caused by prolonged exposure to polluted air. If you are struggling with this problem, then you can include foods rich in beta carotene in the diet for this. This includes sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, butternut squash, cantaloupe, lettuce, paprika, apricots, broccoli and peas. These foods will boost your immunity and keep all infections at bay.

# Ghee

Include a spoonful of hot ghee in your diet. Ghee can reduce the ill effects of pollutants. You can also massage your nostrils and feet with just a little warm ghee.

# Tulsi tea

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If you are suffering from pollution-related diseases or want to keep your lungs clean, you can also consume Tulsi tea. For this, put 5-6 basil leaves with water in a vessel. Bring it to a boil. Then lower the flame for 15 minutes and let it boil. Filter it in a cup and drink it. You can also add honey and jaggery to it.

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