3 quit smoking tips that will help you during the process of quitting.
Several well-known herbs can help you. If they cannot replace your will and determination, medicinal herbs like ginseng, St. John’s wort, milk thistle etc., Can help the body easier to overcome the crisis that you’ll have in the process of quit smoking.
- Reduce stress
Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)will help smokers reduce stress. Zhen-Shannon is known adaptogen and has long been used as a tonic which helps to raise the physical and mental activity. Besides ginseng powder, you can use the root of ginseng (1-2 gr. per day). Using the root, not only you will get your dose of ginseng, but it will provide an alternative to smoking: eat one piece of ginseng root instead of smoke when you fill annoyed and you have crises of quitting.
- Release the body from harmful substances
When you smoke cigarettes, you excrete toxins from the tissues. The organ that must reprocess all those toxins is liver. Extract from the seeds of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) helps the liver functions. In standard extracts there is concentrated 70% silymarin, a major chemical complex from the milk thistle seed. Studies show that silymarin prevents toxic chemicals to penetrate the liver. Milk thistle also stimulates the capacity of the liver to create new cells and act as an antioxidant. (More about milk thistle seed benefits)
- Create balance in mood
More than 20 studies of St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) shows that it improves mood in cases of mild to moderate depression. This herb can help to ease emotional problems arising after leaving a cigarette and quit smoking. In all surveys, respondents felt significant improvement in moments of sadness, helplessness, uselessness, anxiety and sleep problems (which are symptoms of depression). St. John’s wort has no significant side effects.