Smoking is one of the most dangerous habits for our health. While we can quit it with support of synthetic medication, this therapy may still work against our health. Unlike many herbs nature is offering us. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
As indicated in our publications and seminars several times, smoking is one of the most counterproductive lifestyle factors for your well-being. Especially for your heart health.
To cut down the risk of heart failure, consider 3 basic lifestyle factors such as healthy diet, physical exercise and to avoid smoking. Therefore, to quit smoking is certainly one of the best choices for your health – and longevity, with special reference to your heart.
BEST HERBS TO QUIT SMOKING – SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
To support quitting smoking the natural way, there are quite a few herbs to consider, in order to
Preferably to be taken, alternatively, as a tea - one cup 3 times a day.
Based on research at, inter alia, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, the University College London, UK, and the University of Groningen in Groningen, The Netherlands.
These herbs include…
Besides treating anxiety and depression, this herb also supports
Start with taking this herb 2-3 weeks before quitting smoking.
As a sedative herb it will also thwart nervous sleeplessness and tensions as well as easing anxiety, stress, irritability in consequence of quitting smoking.
With its expectorant properties, this herb can purify the lungs and clear mucous congestion. Also soothe mucous membranes in the respiratory system.
As well as helping to clear stress related to quitting of smoking, supporting mental clarity and to soothe the nervous system.
Even more. Hyssop can also reduce withdrawal symptoms by, inter alia,
As a demulcent and expectorant herb it is soothing irritation in lungs caused by smoke-related health issues, and to satisfy oral fixation of smoking.
For relieving anxiety and sleeplessness, especially in first days after quitting, and headaches which can happen during withdrawal period.
This herb is calming down and relaxing during withdrawal period, relieving restlessness and sleeplessness. Reducing anxiety and irritability. As well as diminishing nicotine cravings.
This herb may well get down withdrawal symptoms since it is an adaptogen, helping the body to cope with stress. Also countering effects of weight increase after smoking is quitted. Reducing stress hormone cortisol (responsible for increase of belly fat) and burning existing fat.
It also increases mental (and other) well-being.
An extract of oats called ‘oat grass’ or ‘wild oats’ also can help easing the symptoms of withdrawal such as anxiety and stress, as well as nicotine cravings. It also may support better sleep.
This herb is calming the nervous system, easing symptoms of withdrawal such as nervousness, tension, stress and anxiety.
This anti-inflammatory and demulcent expectorant may help to expel mucus from lungs.
When getting into the nasal passage by spray or ingestion, it develops an aversion to smoking.
Since this herb is demulcent, it can soothe lung inflammation and irritation. Therefore, it is very supportive in cases of quitting smoking. Also, promoting repair for lung purification and cell growth in the lungs, makes this herb an excellent natural candidate in cases of quitting smoking.
Additionally, it has calming effect reducing anxiety and sleeplessness when quitting smoking.
As an expectorant and anti-spasmodic herb it also cuts down withdrawal symptoms as well as cravings when quitting smoking.
Another beneficial constituent in lobelia is isolobelaine which relaxes the nervous system during withdrawal period.
Also known as ‘sweet flag’ in folk wisdom, this herb supports eliminating excess mucus and clears bronchioles. As well as it cleans lungs from smoking-related toxins.
It may also remove the taste for tobacco.
This herb supports the body dealing with physical as well as mental and emotional stress as a result of smoking concession. Improving mood and cutting down anxiety. Also, increasing energy and endurance in the withdrawal period.
Since this herb contains a little bit of nicotine, it may cut down the cravings for cigarettes, and withdrawal symptoms in first days of quitting.
As an expectorant herb it helps expelling mucus and cleanse the lungs.
IN A NUTSHELL
Smoking is one of the most dangerous habits for our health. While we can quit it with support of synthetic medication, this therapy may still work against our health. Unlike many herbs nature is offering us. As you could learn about in this blog.
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