Nicotine addiction is harmful for both smokers and passively the one who are exposed to it. Try this natural ways to quit smoking.
Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
Some of the symptoms experienced by smokers while quitting smoking are
- Anxiety-like behavior
- Head shaking or headaches
- Improper sleep
- Mood disorders like irritability
- Sore throat / coughing / Nausea
- Changes in appetite
- Nicotine craving
- Difficulty in concentration or focus
Ways to quit smoking naturally
There was an interesting study on using the fresh lime juice for smoking cessation. Regular smokers above age 18 who were willing to quite were selected. Randomly they were given fresh lime or nicotine gum.
Study concluded that
Fresh lime can be used effectively as a smoking cessation aid, although not as good as nicotine gum in reducing cravings.
Drinking fresh lime juice helps to alkaline the system. It has strong anti-microbial properties proven to be effective against multiple strain of pathogens.
Studies has proven that St. Johns Wort is helpful in nicotine withdrawal signs.
Consider drinking St. John’s Wort herbal tea or have extract, if you are trying to quit smoking. As, studies has shown this herb is potent and an effective treatment of nicotine or drug addiction.
Researches has shown that inhaling vapor from black pepper extract helps in reducing smoking withdrawal symptoms.
In this study, smokers inhaled vapor from essential oil of black pepper. The study reported reduced craving for cigarettes. Along with this, it helps to relieve the symptoms of the anxiety and improve respiratory tract sensations to alleviate smoking withdrawal symptoms.
Consider pepper constituents as this may prove useful in smoking cessation treatment.
The extracts of Rhodiola rosea was studied for prevention of the development of nicotine dependence and withdrawal symptoms. This is a great herb with multiple proven health benefits including reducing stress, depression, fatigue, boost brain health and more.