Published: 14 October 2013
Haze is a condition whereby we are facing with reduced visibility in the air as a result of condensed water vapour, smoke, dust and etc. Haze is pervasive everywhere in the atmosphere and there is nowhere to run. Though we taking some preventive measures to minimize our outdoor activities and wearing mask, yet the same air is in our home too. Hence, there are some issues to get mask as it can go out of stock and feeling uncomfortable while wearing it.
Health related issues that derive from haze are inevitable and can be hazardous. The most susceptible groups are elderly people and children. When the Air Pollution Index (API) goes beyond 300 and patients with underlying diseases like asthma and heart attack, it can be fatal in some cases. Other common problems are eye, nasal and throat irritations. In severe cases lung tissue inflammation and scarring.
Reducing outdoor activities and physical exertion may help to reduce the impact of haze to our health. But, we can’t solve or avoid it. It has deep and long term health effects in our body that may have been accumulated during the period of haze.
Air goes into lungs with whatever composition in it regardless with all the preventive measures that you are adhering to. An individual are operating from the inside, not merely from external idea and activity. The meaning of inside is referring to our body and mind. Here, I would like to propose the best methods to avoid haze related issue to our health and scientifically proven.
BOOSTING OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Our body naturally has auto improvement on the immune system as and when required. Over the time, this immune system could be interfered with some unhealthy lifestyle like unbalance food, lack of exercise and rest. There are few effective methods to boost our immune system. One way is by eating natural food.
It has abundance of iron, essential oils, vitamin-C and vitamin-A which will boosts up our immune system. Cumin itself has detoxifying and chemo-preventive properties and accelerates secretion of detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic enzymes from the glands, as it does to other secretions.
Our metabolism will improve and boost immune system into better gear, naturally detox your body on a regular basis and burn away fat faster.
Cumin seeds not only add taste to food but also are very beneficial for body. Also known as jeera, these cumin seeds have been extensively used in culinary preparations in the Indian subcontinent since ages.
Cumin works as a bronchodilator and can help asthmatic patients. Relieve from Common Cold. Cumin seeds have antiseptic properties and aid in curing common colds. It doesn't let cough to form and collect in the respiratory system. Since it is supposed to be hot, it dries up all the mucous. Cumin seeds help in stimulating the secretion of enzymes in the pancreas which in turn help in the absorption of nutrients.
Cumin seeds also boost the power of the liver to flush out toxins from the body. Some research shows that cumin can stimulate the production of pancreatic enzymes and help digestion. One study found that cumin was protective against memory loss and the damaging effects of stress on the body.
Consuming oral doses (25, 50, 100, 200 mg/kg) of cumin on consecutive days improved the immune response of mice immune systems due to restraint-induced stress. These effects were marked by a reduction in elevated cortisol and adrenal gland size, an increase in the weight of the thymus and spleen, and replenishment of depleted T cells. There was a dose dependent response, but all doses had beneficial effects.
METHOD TO CONSUME CUMIN
Take a table spoonful of cumin, divide it for two portions. Take after lunch and dinner daily, chew for three minutes.About 5 to 15 grams daily depend on age and body size.
HOLY BASIL / TULASI / OCIMUM TENUIFLORUM / துலசி
Tulasi plant is a gift of God to mankind, due to the manifold medicinal benefits it provides. There are numerous uses of Tulasi plant. It is used widely to prepare Ayurvedic medicines. The medicinal values in Tulasi leave promote the longevity of life. Tulasi extracts are used to treat various diseases such as the common cold, inflammation, malaria, heart disease, headaches, stomach disorders, kidney stones, heart disorders, and many more. Tulasi extracts is also aids in the purification of atmosphere. This is a nature’s way for ‘self’ cleansing’.
Tulasi is natural intelligent activator. In ancient time, the Sidhars had been using Tulasi as one of the main constituents in their routine life. Whereby, it naturally creating sophisticated engineers and architects that successfully build unique buildings at that time without any formal educations, technologies or documentations. Thus, the natural intelligence within oneself will blossom. Tulasi is essential tonic for Central Nervous System, brain tonic and sharpens the memory.
Tulasi leaves have healing power. In respiratory disorders, Tulasi leaves support the removal of phlegm and catarrhal matter from bronchial tube. It is known to cure respiratory disorders. It helps to mobilize mucus in bronchitis and asthma disorders. Chewing tulasi leaves relieves cold and flu. Boiled water with basil leaves can be taken as drink in case of sore throat, fever and malaria. This water can also be used as a gargle. Tulasi is the ultimate blood purifier which helps to cleanse the blood. It removes all the infections or any kind of dirt present in the blood. The antioxidants present in Tulasi makes you look younger and fresher.
Main chemical constituents of Tulasi are Oleanolic acid, Ursolic acid, Rosmarinic acid, Eugenol, Carvacrol, Linalool, and β-caryophyllene. Adaptogen in Tulasi serves as an aid to balance the different processes in the body, and help in coping of stress.
METHOD TO CONSUME TULASI
Take 2 to 5 leaves daily for three days, give a gap of 3 days before eat again on the 7th day. The number leaves to be consume is depend on age and body weight.
Chew the leaves for 3 minutes before breakfast and drink plain water.
Tulasi leaves are easily found Indian houses and temples. It can be purchased from Indian flower shop.
Perform simple breathing exercise daily for 3 minutes by counting your own breathing. Inhale fast and exhale slowly. This will give the power to our mind to be fearless and less worry. Over time, we will be strengthening our will power and self trust that aid to reducing the side effect of psychological health issue such as stress and depression.
Tulasi is generally very safe for healing. Studies from the 1970's suggested that Tulasi might have a mild anti-fertility effect in animals, although there has no evident of such occurrence in human. If you are pregnant or trying to be, do not take medicinal doses of Tulasi.
Compile & written Elanggovan Thanggavilo best known as Elan founder of www.the7secretsrhythm.com
Member of Ministry of Health Malaysia Davison, Traditional Complementary Medicine (TCM)
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Elanggovan Thanggavilo best known as Elan is the Founder of The 7 Secrets Rhythm. He has been traveling since 1999 locally and internationally. He is a trainer in Human Psychology and Human Resource through The 7 Secrets Rhythm. His corporate clients are GEORGE Kent Malaysia Berhad, TM, SILVERLAKE, FMM, PTPTN, JUSCO, OHARA JAPAN, HRDF, AIA, MCIS ZURICH, ING and Sunrise Institute.
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