There are quite a few herb with a reputation of being very helpful for people who are trying to quit smoking.
By consuming theseherbs, the actual process of quitting is much easier. These herbs are usedeither in their dried form, capsules or in the liquid form of an extract. Driedspecies should only be used for tea preparation and in no circumstances shouldthey be smoked as a substitute for tobacco.
Lobelia calms the mind, relaxes the body, and helps thenicotine craving. It is also very powerful and persistent in making cigarettestaste bad. St. John’s wort is very famous for its promotion of a positivemental attitude which of course can be of great help for the early phases ofquitting smoking.
Women commonly use the black cohosh to stabilize theirmonthly periods because it is one of the safe sedativea and it helps with nervousand anxious conditions. This makes it perfect for the irritable and nervousphases of quitting smoking. Blue vervain is another natural tranquilizer and italso comes in handy when a person suffers from insomnia.
Catnip, with its soothing effects, has a positive overallinfluence on the various uncomfortable conditions in the digestive tract. It’ isalso very good against spasm conditions and sleeplessness. Catnip can be ofgreat help for colds or bronchial infections as well. Hyssop is very successfulin alleviating anxious and hysterical states of mind usually connected withquitting smoking.
Korean ginseng is one of the most famous energy stimulantsin the world. It also deals with stressful and anxious situations one sufferswhen trying to quit smoking. It also establishes a good balance in a body that istrying to readjust in the absence of the highly addictive nicotine. Motherwortsedates and tranquilizes during the anxious times of quitting.
Oat straw and oat seed very successfully deal with depressedstates which are common for people who have just stopped smoking.Peppermint relaxes and stimulates the digestive system. It also eases stressand anxiety.
Skullcap is rich in compounds that stimulate endorphinproduction in the brain. By doing so, it enhances awareness and calmness at thesame time. It actually renews and revives the central nervous system andpromotes the general feeling of well-being.
Slippery elm is nutritionally rich and is easily digestible.It assists the body by drawing out impurities and toxic substances. Valerianalso relaxes the muscles and successfully deals with insomnia and restlessness.