Diet To Combat Air Pollution: This Is How Asthma Patients Should Consume Giloy

Air pollution is increasing and getting more and more harmful for asthmatic patients. Here's how giloy can help. Read on.

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaUpdated at: Nov 12, 2020 14:41 IST
Diet To Combat Air Pollution: This Is How Asthma Patients Should Consume Giloy

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Giloy is known to be a very useful home remedy due to its many benefits. Changing weather and increasing air pollution in this season can cause infections in many people and can be even more dangerous for asthmatic patients.  And, the risk increases if a person has a weak immunity system. Giloy's medicinal benefits can also be a cure for this issue. They can be consumed in the form of juice, powder and capsules. Onlymyhealth started a campaign Myrighttobreathe to spread awareness about air pollution. This initiative is to inform people about the diseases and other things associated with it. Air pollution has negative effects in the form of health diseases like respiratory allergies, asthma, cancer, etc. Read on to know how asthma patients should include giloy in their diet to combat air pollution.

How to consume Giloy for people with asthma?


Asthma is a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. With increasing air pollution, experts suggest to take special care of asthmatic patients. During this time, you can take of yourself by consuming giloy. You can protect yourself from pollution, asthmatic patients should have giloy's stem and giloy juice. Chewing the of giloy is very beneficial. In fact, you can consume giloy juice by making it at home or buying from the market.

You should drink half cup of this decoction both in the morning and evening. By following this regularly, your fever will get treated within a few days. However, always remember that if your fever doesn't go away then you should see your doctor.

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The process involves the following steps:

1. Take a small stem of giloy and cut it into small pieces

2. Then, mix the pieces in water and blend until you get a liquid texture

3. Once you get a fluid, strain it in a glass using a strainer and your juice is ready to drink 

In fact, if fresh giloy leaves and stem is not accessible then there are many giloy tablets and powders available in the market as well as online. This Ayurvedic herb can provide so many medicinal benefits that you can make it a part of your daily routine. However, you can consult a doctor to know about the correct dosage of giloy for your body type and system.

Secondly, you can also make a giloy and aloe vera smoothie to prevent your body from the dust, if you are also having exsiting breathing problems too. Many people don't prefer drinking juice, so a smoothie can be an alternative for them. For this, you will need an aloe vera leaf, two fresh stems of giloy and 3-4 basil leaves.

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The process is as follows:

1. Wash all the items properly with water

2. Then, remove the outer layer of the aloe Vera leaf and take out the pulp

3. Wash this pulp and blend all the ingredients together with a glass of water. You can add a little honey to enhance the taste

4. You have a smoothie ready to enjoy

You can use giloy and follow these tips to incorporate it in your diet. These are very beneficial way for asthmatic patients to maintain good health. Protect yourself from the increasing pollutants in the air.

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