Reduces the body's craving for nicotine
Increases will power and helps break the smoking habit
Controls the body's desire for tobacco
Lick a little salt with the tip of your tongue whenever you feel the urge to smoke. This is said to break the habit within one month.
One way to curb smoking is to eat foods that are high in alkaline (the opposite of acid). This may work by changing the preference of your taste buds. In India, boiled oats have been used for many years to treat opium addiction. A welcome side effect of this alkaline treatment was that addicts often lost interest in cigarettes as well as opium. Other foods that may make it easier for you to quit smoking by increasing your body alkalinity are spinach, beet greens, raisins, figs,
dried lima beans, dandelion greens, and almonds.
When a Chinese smoker wants to quit, he or she tries this traditional remedy: Mix grated fresh radish with 2 tsps. of honey and drink it like juice.
Natives of the West Indies like to chew on licorice sticks or on sugar cane stalks. Inspired by this, one doctor recommended that his patients chew licorice sticks to break the smoking habit. The idea has apparently been very successful. Ex-smokers like having something to chew on or hold in their mouths. The licorice stick is a safe substitute for a cigarette.
In the southeastern United States, particurally in
Appalachia, people who want to stop smoking chew on a birch branch to help curb the oral fixation related to the smoking habit.
Smoking began with the Indians. They smoked tobacco for ritual and spiritual purposes, not as an everyday habit. And because they added botanicals and flavored herbs to the tobacco in their pipes, they cut down on the nicotine content. The more you add to tobacco, the less nicotine it will have. Although you can buy herbal cigarettes in some natural food stores, here are a few roll-your-own fillers for you to try: rosemary, (used in tobacco mixtures for centuries in England), beech tree leaves (smoked by Germans during WWI), corn silk, tonka beans, myrica gale (used by Norwegians), licorice, sage, or morjoram.
If your New Years resolution is to quit smoking here's a tip for you. You may have heard about offices in Japan circulating essential oils of Lemon, Peppermint and Cypress through the air conditioning systems to keep office workers alert. Well, an interesting side effect, it seemed to reduce their urge to smoke..
U.S. scientists say grapefruit juice may help some smokers stave off cancer. Researchers stress smoking is an unhealthy, potentially fatal habit that should be avoided. However, they found drinking grapefruit juice may help reduce the risk of developing cancer from tobacco use. In a small study of 49 smokers, researchers at the University of Hawaii found drinking three 6-ounce glasses of grapefruit juice a day reduced the activity of a liver enzyme called CYP1A2, thought to activate cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke.The findings were presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society.
RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS: MARSHMALLOW, MULLEIN, COMFREY LEAVES, LOBELIA and CHICKWEED. See BRONCHITIS. Avoid smoking, air pollution and dust. Also avoid sugar, flour and other refined foods. For respiratory problems due to mucous blockage: FENUGREEK and THYME.
For those who are trying to quit smoking this may help:
6d. tea tree
Mix into 16oz of water & use as an air spray.
Quit smoking - talk to your heath care professional about smoking cessation programs Family History of Premature Heart Disease - Give your health care provider with a complete medical history. Obesity - Consult your doctor about a diet and exercise routine that will work for you. Physically Inactive - Discuss an exercise program with your doctor. What's the most potent preventative measure? Be sure to see your health care professional on a regular basis. If problems do show up, you and your doctor can work together to improve things before they get out of hand.