Smoking and alcohol are widespread habits, and are also pretty hard to quit. You might have intended to quit smoking a hundred times. But, how successful have you been? Stress and pressure of today’s lifestyle get on your nerves. You do make efforts, but easily give up after a few days! However, when you take the right steps, successful recovery isn’t too far! How to leave smoking? Here, we give you a few tips to quit smoking, along with letting you know the dangers of smoking. You’ll find some excellent home remedies to overcome the habit.
Dangers Of Smoking: An Ayurvedic Perspective
In a nutshell, smoking affects your overall well-being. Not just your lungs, but your heart, kidneys, digestive system, skin, bones, hair, reproductive system, and eye health also deteriorate. Under certain circumstances, the damage is irreversible and there appears a doshic imbalance.
Tips To Quit Smoking
- One of the first and best tips to quit smoking is to fix an achievable timeline. Stay true to your commitment and make efforts to strengthen the same.
- Whenever the urge gets stronger, keep sugar free gums and candies at your reach.
- Get enough sleep and go high on a healthy diet.
- Have several small meals in a day rather than three major ones.
- Exercise, practice yoga, go for long walks and indulge in the goodness of nature.
- Take herbs and spices that promote relaxation and calm your nervous system like ashwagandha, Shatavari, and cinnamon.
- Use Triphala for a total detox. It helps get rid of the tar that develops over the time due to smoking.
- A vegetarian diet helps inculcate a satvik mindset. Alcohol, fatty foods, caffeine, and meat are a strict no-no!
- Nicotine slows down the metabolic rate. Hence, include ghee, green veggies, and fresh fruits in your diet.
Home Remedies To Quit Smoking
This health tonic helps alleviate the symptoms of smoking addiction. It restores the body’s balance and gets rid of the emotional as well a physical stress. Add a tsp of ginseng powder in a glass of warm milk and drink this in the morning. It’ll reduce the cravings and increase mental sharpness.
This tropical plant contains an active ingredient that helps lower the impact of nicotine. It reduces the effects of poor concentration, nausea, and low appetite. However, start with a minimum dosage and gradually increase. Lobelia is toxic therefore you must consult a doctor regarding the suitability as well as dosage.
This flowering plant calms your anxious mind and promotes better sleeping. It acts like a herbal supplement that helps you quit smoking and leaves a relaxing impact on the mind and body. Valerian can be consumed in tablet form, or as a powder. And make sure that you take valerian under expert guidance.
Being a demulcent and expectorant herb, licorice naturally helps you leave smoking. With consistent use, the herb kills your urge to smoke and relieves the related symptoms. Simply chew a licorice stick and its naturally sweet taste will satiate the sudden urges, thus protecting you from the dangers of smoking. You can even drink its tea twice daily. But, diabetics aren’t advised to have this herb.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.