Air Pollution: Effective Home Remedies To Treat Asthma

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New Delhi: As expected, the national capital recorded high pollution levels on Friday morning, just a day after Diwali celebration, amid a ban on the sale of firecrackers ordered by the Supreme Court.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), by 11 am, the overall PM 2.5 in Delhi hit ‘severe’ levels, with a reading of 574 ug/m3, and PM 10 also touched ‘critical levels’ of 517 ug/m3, posing health risks to residents, especially those living with chronic conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, etc.

Asthma cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be managed. Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Here are some home remedies that may help prevent an asthma attack and provide relief from symptoms:

GingerAsthma

Ginger can be taken in various forms – just cut one inch of ginger, peel and grate it. Add grated ginger to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool and drink it.

Garlic

Garlic is packed with a number of compounds that provide relief from the asthma symptoms.

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