Herbal remedies to stop smoking
Phytotherapy: Medicinal plants preparations to stop smoking
The function of herbal medicine in the treatment of tobacco addiction is to provide those plants that help to give up smoking, making, at the same time, the smoker’s withdrawal symptoms more bearable.
Plants to give up smoking:
Sweet flag: (Acorus calamus) It helps to give up smoking by making the smoke of the tobacco a little pleasant (Chew dried root without swallowing it and spitting the pieces)
Liquorice (Glycyrrhyza glabra) It’s very good to suck a piece of licorice root when you have the desire to smoke, not only because it replaces the sucking reflex habit of smoking but because this plant contains principles that help detoxify the body and make the unpalatable taste of snuff.
Sunflower: (Helianthus annuus) Eating raw seeds helps to stop smoking by reducing the compulsive need to smoke the smoker experiences withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking. There are prepared as sunflower cookies which may help in this regard.
Apple tree: (Malus domestica) Cure on apples can help make tobacco smoke not pleasant (Eat only a couple of kilos of apples for two or three days)
Oats: (Avena sativa) Extract of oats. Use according to information leaflet.
Carrot (Daucus carota) Eating raw carrots can alleviate the need for smoking.
Plants that help during the withdrawal symptoms:
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) Can be used to treat to treat vomiting when we stop smoking. (Infusion of a spoonful of flower per cup of water. Take a couple of cups a day)
Valerian (Valerian officinalis) with sedative properties, to help reduce the irritability of the smoker and allow you to sleep better (Take it according to the patient’s leaflet) (Infusion of about 15 grams of the root of the plant is allowed to stand overnight)
What to take into account to stop smoking?
To prevent tobacco addiction the willing to give up smoking is essential in the case of active smokers. Stop frequenting places where people are smoking is a need not to become a passive smoker
The habit of chewing tobacco or pipe smoking is not such an important contribution of harmful elements to the lungs, but it is responsible for the development of many cancers of the mouth or tongue.
Given the difficulty of stopping it for ever, one should get the aid of the physician to assess the overall health of the smoker and set the most appropriate treatment the smoker should follow.
Other tips to give up smoking
Among some interesting tips that can be taken into account to help people to give up smoking we would have the following:
- Replace cigarettes with other things to put in the mouth, such as candy, preferably without sugar.
- Stop attending local meetings in which smoking is present.
- Talking about it makes it more bearable.
- Drink plenty of fluids
Other resources to stop smoking:
– See information to combat possible obesity when leaving the habit to smoke
– See how to combat diarrhea that may arise during the withdrawal.
– See how to combat constipation that can occur during withdrawal.
More information on smoking
25 April, 2021