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How To Care For Our Respiratory System

When it comes to finding a natural alternative skincare or herbal product that does a dual purpose, it is sometimes difficult to find a product that works. There are many range of different products that are sold commercially in the global market. Today, let's talk about respiratory.

Our respiratory system is a network of organs and tissues that we depend on to help us breathe. It also helps our body to absorb oxygen and cleans wastes gases such as carbon dioxide, from our blood. It also connects to our lungs and blood vessels, to transport oxygen, gases, food and drinks.

What causes respiratory conditions?

There are many conditions that can cause respiratory problems in the short or long run. Some of these conditions are: allergies; asthma; infections such as common flu or cold; or lead to chronic conditions - pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis and lung cancer; damage to the respiratory system. Also lung capacity decreases as we age, in elderly cases.

Causes may range from dusts, pollens, mold, bacteria, infections, chemicals.. and the list goes on. In other words, it may be internal or external environments. And that is why, as a practitioner, we emphasise on everyday internal and external factors.

How To Care For Our Respiratory System?

As I journey into the health industry, I find it impossible to find herbal products that really help me. I ended up with two products that helps to draw out mucous: Cool Me Herbal Tea Blend and Breathe Easy Herbal Oil Blend.

These are made specifically for cold and flu symptoms, regardless whether you have a fever or not. Both blends helps to lower down within our body system and at the same time cleanse. To learn more about the products and how to use, click on the above product link.

For Breathe Easy Oil, I love to use it as a facial oil or body oil as well, since its a dual purpose and I incorporate it as a base oil for my chronic eczema. It's also much easier for me to apply whenever I need to switch, when I don't have allergies or sinus. Generally, I have been using it as part of my sleep remedy when I have headaches.

Additionally, I have recently started nasal cleansing as part of my weekly routine since I have been again, having random allergies and sinus. Nasal cleansing is part of Ayurveda Therapy. But how does it work?

  1. You would need a Neti Pot or Nasal Pump, that you feel comfortable with.

  2. You need to make a saline solution. I have found that 1/2 tsp or 1/2 tbsp of sea salt (non-iodized) with 250ml of lukewarm water helps to cleanse out snots*. Amount of salt is based on your preference.

  3. Tilt your head at 45 angle. I would suggests that start from the right so that it cleanse to the left.

*Snots refers to the colour of your nasal discharge. This can be opaque, yellow, green or with some blood. From yellow onwards, this means infections and the amount of heat stored in your body.

For nasal cleansing, please take note that as part of the Traditional Islamic Prophetic Medicine, this is recommended, along with Siwak or Miswak, as I am also working with energy cleansing or purification. Siwak or Miswak is a teeth-cleaning wig from Salvadora persica tree. This is traditionally used in the Middle East. In India & Pakistan, Neem stick is used, while in the West, some people use liquorice stick. Each of the tree may share some of the beneficial properties, so choose which are accessible or available to you.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my short blog. And if you would like read about other topics, do leave us a comment. It may take time for me to write article, so please be patience.



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