Ayurveda Guwahati

The Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARD) Guwahati on Thursday organised a health talk on the occasion of the National Pollution Control Day in its premises.

The talk, addressed by Dr PL Bharti, research officer (in-charge), Dr Ekta, research officer (Ayurveda), Dr Puti Rani Das, research officer (Ayurveda), was attended by parents and their attendants.

The talk focussed on pollution-induced health ailments and how Ayurvedic treatments can bring relief to the patients and improve their quality of life.

Speaking at the talk, Dr PL Bharti said, “Pollution is a major problem in our lives today. It causes major health ailments and affects our quality of life severely.”

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“The idea is to minimise pollution as much as possible and take corrective measures to minimise the impact of such pollution-induced ailments,” Dr Bharti said.

“We remain firmly committed to push Ayush clinical solutions to treat people suffering from pollution-induced ailments and enrich the quality of lives of people,” Dr Bharti added.

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, Conjunctivitis, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may affect our health at any time,” Dr Ekta said.

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“By timely clinical intervention and Ayurvedic treatment, these ailments can be controlled and cured leading to a healthier lifestyle,” Dr Ekta added.

Preventive and therapeutic measures according to Ayurveda are:

Air purification: Fumigation with Laksha (Lakh), Haridra (Halodhi), Tamalpatra (Tej Paat), Tagra (Togor), Kushtha (Kuth), Priyangu (Bonmala).

Prevention of airborne diseases and promotion of health:

• Nasya: Tila taila (Sesame Oil), Anutaila, Shadbindu oil

• Dhumpana: Haridra Dhumpana

• Kavala: Tila Taila, Luke warm water

• Rasayana: Chyawanprasha, Chitraka Haritaki, Brihati (Tilabhakuri) and Kantkari (Birkulitia), Pushkannool (Polikarmul)

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