CARI organises health talk on National Pollution Control Day

Experts present at the talk shared the benefits of Ayurveda in helping overcome the harmful effects of pollution

The Central Ayurveda Research Institute in Guwahati organized a Health Talk on the occasion of National Pollution Control Day on December 2.
The talk was held on the premises of the Central Ayurveda Research Institute in Guwahati. The talk was addressed by Dr P.L. Bharati, Research Officer (in-Charge), Dr Ekta, Research Officer (Ayurveda), Dr Jeuti Rani Das, Research Officer (Ayurveda).
The event was attended by the patients and their attendants who visited the hospital for their treatment. The focus of the talk mainly revolved around pollution-induced health ailments and how Ayurvedic treatments can bring relief to the patients and improve their quality of life.
The doctors  delivering the talk
Image: The doctors delivering the talk
Speaking at the talk, Dr Bharti said that, "Pollution is a major problem in our lives today. It causes major health ailments and affects our quality of life severely. This idea is to minimize population as much as possible and take corrective measures to minimize the impact of such pollution-induced ailments. We remain firmly committed to pushing AYUSH clinical solutions to treat people suffering from pollution-induced ailments and enrich the quality of lives of people".
Usage of sesame seeds, lukewarm water, haritaki, brihati are extremely good for the prevention of water-borne diseases and promotion of health.
Explaining further on the impact, Dr Ekta said, "Pollution has a direct impact on our health and well-being. Due to air pollution in the city, many respiratory-related ailments such as Asthma, Acute Pharyngitis, Allergic rhinitis, Conjunctivitis, Bronchitis, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) etc. may affect our health at any time. By timely clinical intervention and Ayurvedic treatment, these ailments can be controlled and cured leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Emphasis was laid on the preventive and therapeutic measures according to Ayurveda. Experts present at the talk added that fumigation with Laksha, Halodhi, Tej Patta, Tagra proved beneficial. Usage of sesame seeds, lukewarm water, haritaki, brihati are extremely good for the prevention of water-borne diseases and promotion of health.
Sharing his views and the ways how we can embrace Ayurveda by planting various medicinal trees & plants in our surroundings, the research officer of Ayurveda, Dr Praveen Kumar said that Neem trees should be planted as the leaves are highly beneficial for health especially for the skin.
The patients and their attendants listening to the talk
Image: The patients and their attendants listening to the talk
"The Tulsi plant should be planted as it is considered to be auspicious and fights against viral infections and respiratory issues. The plantation of turmeric is equally important as it improves the immune system of the body," he said. 
The event was commemorated as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and in continuation of the effort by the Government to promote Ayurveda as well as other traditional branches of medicine for treating diseases, improving immunity level and enriching the well being of the people.



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