With omnipresent rise in pollution associated respiratory ailments the article aims to discuss the complications and a definite natural solution which not only treats but also prevents the majority of respiratory problems.
Doctor Bharti Makkar, a Delhi based consultant has adopted a unique practice in her 15-year long career - she now distributes pamphlets amongst her patients stating measures for prevention of lungs functions in times when majority of cities are turning into gas chambers.
Doctor Bharti's move doesn't come as a surprise when people are literally dying one breath at a time. "Majority of my patients complain about respiratory and breathing complications due to pollution like cough, difficulty in breathing and some sort of allergy" Dr Bharti said.
Children and geriatric are most affected amongst all and a serious issue of acute lower and upper respiratory tract infection is also showing its ugly head. A study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical care medicine found out that even brief exposure to tiny air pollutant particles is associated with development of acute lower respiratory tract infection in young children. The most notorious of pollutants - PM 2.5 causes severe anatomical damage to the structure of respiratory system and also makes it more susceptible to infections. "Infectious process of respiratory disease may be influenced by particulate matter pollution at various levels." said lead author Benjamin Horne, Director at the Intermountain medical centre heart institute in Utah, US.
Even in this modern havoc of pollution - nature has given numerous herbal gifts which not only prevents the lung damage but also corrects the underlying disease.
Fights infections - Natural anti-viral Jufa (Hyssops officinalis), Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) have exhibited anti-viral action both in-vitro and in-vivo, they inhibited replication of human CMB and also have shown a significant supression of MCMV yield in lungs. Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) enhances the interferon production which boosts body defense system to ward of infections.
Prevent lung damage - Gul banafsha (Viola odorata) has been scientifically validated for prevention of formalin induced lung damage and has anti-inflammatory action comparable to hydrocortisone.
Relieve bronchoconstriction - Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica) increases the ciliary movement and inhibits 5-HT and histamine induced bronchoconstriction.
Improve ventilation in airways - Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum) decreases oedema and secretions in the airway lumen thereby enhancing ventilation.
Combining all in one
A formulation of more than 40 such potent herbs- Jufex Forte possess all excellent attributes of a complete respiratory tonic. Jufex Forte, a product of Aimil Pharmaceuticals (India) limited is much more than a cough syrup and fulfils all the objectives of the treatment of respiratory associated complications.
The final note
By making the patients adopt preventive measures and giving them the aid of formulation like Jufex Forte, we can surely provide our patients with unique 'breathing mask of nature’ which serves a better purpose in making them breathe easier.