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Herbal Tips to Quit Smoking
Have you tried many a times to quit smoking? In your attempt to stop smoking, have you succeeded but not for more than a week? Do your urge to smoke overpower your reasoning and even after knowing that smoking can cause you serious diseases, you just want that heavenly feeling- the feeling that lasts for only a few minutes? If I hear you say “yes!” then you must read on the following tips. Rightly put, these tips include certain changes in your food habits, your way of living and some Ayurvedic treatments that will help you get rid of your cigarette. They can also be certain home remedies- the simple formulations from easily obtained ingredients. All together- they are your key to quit smoking!Herbal Tips to Quit Smoking

Ayurvedic Tips to Stop Smoking

Your body reacts aggressively when you suddenly stop smoking. This is because your body gets used to the addictive substances found in tobacco such as nicotine and tar. For this reason, Ayurveda advocates fortifying your body to fight the strong urge of smoking.

  • • Reduce having acidic foods. Meat, dairy products, tea, coffee, pasta, breads etc. are acidic food. Increase your intake of alkaline food. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, sprouts etc. are alkaline foods. Raisins, beets, lima beans, dandelion, etc. are particularly good for giving up smoking.
  • • Take lots of vitamin C. Smokers should take about one-and-a-half times the amount of vitamin C as compared to nonsmokers. Citrus fruits, like oranges, grapefruits and their juice are good source of vitamin C.
  • • Sweet foods in small quantities reduce the urge for smoking. Take honey in whatever food you can have- juice, tea (preferably herbal tea), sweet dishes, etc.
  • • Whenever the urge to smoke overpowers you, have something salty or lick a little salt with the tip of your tongue. This kills your urge for smoking.
  • • Take some radish. Grate it and extract its juice. Now add some honey to this and have this juice twice a day. It will increase your body’s resistance against smoking.
  • • Chew liquorice (mulethi). It is a good substitute of cigarette when you feel like smoking. Its slight sweet taste also helps killing your urge. It will also relieves you off your smoker's cough. Alternatively, you can also chew on sugarcane stubs.
  • • A massage with aromatic oils also relax you and curb the urge for smoking.
  • • Fragrance really go a long way to create an atmosphere where the thought of smoking can't enter. Take the herbal extracts- cedar, lavender, lemon, orange, and tea tree - mix them with water. Use the mixture as an air spray.

These tips are such that can be done without much effort- the only thing is your willpower that will lead you to take the first step, then the second and so on. Wish you all the luck in your healthy mission of quitting smoking!
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