Herbal Remedies to Help Stop Smoking

Smoking is now a day  spreading like a disease and especially in youngsters. Being unaware of its hazards on health, youngsters take smoking as a fashion symbol. Intake of tobacco damages inner parts of the body on major levels and causes many dangerous diseases.


Herbal treatments to stop smoking

Smoking is a very dangerous habit which takes a lot of lives every year. Smokers not only hurt themselves with its smoke but also people in their surroundings get affected with it too. With the herbal treatments the hazards caused by smoking can be cured and it can be controlled and stop before making too much damage to the body:

Kava kava

Usually people complain of depression, stress and change in mood when they stop smoking, so this herb helps them in overcomes this problem that can reduce the smoking desire.


Catnip eases the pain and irritation cause in digestive system and stomach related problems. This will help smoking quitters to calm their inner body inflammation.

Black cohosh

This herb is used to prevent the uneasiness, nervousness, frustration which are the reasons people go for smoking. It calms the senses and helps them coming back to normal without taking help from smoking.


It removes carcinogens from lungs which reduces chance of cancer that developed during smoking.


This herb fools the body into thinking that it is tobacco nicotine but actually it is not. It helps better for quitters to quit smoking. By taking this herb body desire of nicotine get lowered.

Blue vervain

It prevents the body from the urge of nighttime smoking. It solves the problems which create after the non-usage of nicotine.


It fights with the anxiety and loss of sleep which happens due to the leaving smoking.


When smokers quit smoking, they usually have feeling of nausea or vomiting which happens because of need of nicotine. This herb give them relieve from nausea and vomiting and give them relieve.

Passion flower

When smoker leaves smoking they encounter different problems like panic attacks. This herb helps them reducing this problem.

St. John’s wort

This herb is used to cure many diseases and helps to quit smoking. It gives relieve from stress and disturbance which happens because of nicotine’s desire of the body.

Other than herbs

Quitting smoking is not an easy task. It will take lots of hard work and strong will-power. But with the help little self-control, this dangerous habit can be left behind forever. With the herbal treatment follow these rules:

  • Motivate yourself that you can leave smoking.
  • When you crave for smoking, busy yourself to keep your mind out of it.
  • Chew lots of gum when you start losing control.
  • Keep snacks around and eating them time after time.
  • Tell your friends and family that you are quitting smoking and tell them to support you and keep you away from smoking as much as possible.
  • Give extra time to your favorite hobbies in your free time to avoid the urge of smoking need.
  • Throw away everything which is related to smoking so it won’t remind you it.

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Smoking Leads to…

Due to excessive smoking, all inners body parts get affected and cause the disease like given below:

  • Different kinds of cancer
  • Concentration of bones become weak
  • Heart attack changes increase
  • Destroys immunity system
  • Damages the blood circulation system
  • Stomach and intestines have irritation feeling
  • Blindness
  • Ulcer


About Jing Guo Wang

TCM professor of Shanghai University of Tradional Chinese Medicine.She has 30 years of clinical experience at applying traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other therapies in the treatment of a variety of vertigo, headache, neurasthenia, hypertension, neck pain and periarthritis of shoulder.