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Quit Smoking With Herbs

Quit Smoking With Herbs

Quitting smoking is hard. The nicotine in cigarettes stimulates the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. When the nicotine leaves the system, the craving start, making it challenging to keep away, but combing the right herbs with your genuine desire to quit smoking can lead to success.

Where to Start


Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper. On one side, make a list of all the reasons you enjoy smoking. On the other side, make a list of all the reasons to quit smoking. ie: health, work, family. When you have more reasons to quit smoking than to continue smoking, you are ready to take action. A genuine desire and commitment to quit is the first and most important step.

Set a Date!

A few days before: 

1. Begin taking the Smoker's Relief Tincture a few days before you stop smoking so the herbs are in your system. 

2. We also recommend that women start Moon Time for premenopausal women or Harvest Moon for peri or postmenopausal woman to help with the hormones that are imbalanced through the process of stress and quitting.

3. Prepare a list of things to do instead of smoking when cravings hit. Try a couple of yoga poses, deep breathing (there are apps), a hot bath, give yourself a hand massage, etc.

The day of: 

1. Start taking Anti-Inflame tincture 2 times a day. Turmeric reduces nicotine toxicity in the lungs. A research project at the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, India showed that those who took turmeric eliminated three to eight times more carcinogens from their bodies as smokers who took no turmeric. 

2. Have Black Pepper essential oil or Black Pepper Inhaler on hand. Research has shown that inhaling the aroma of Black Pepper essential oil reduces cravings by stimulating the respiratory system in a way that mimics cigarette smoking.


3. Licorice sticks! We are not talking about the candy here. We are referring to a stick of licorice. Licorice is great for hand to mouth motion. When you finis a meal, get on the phone, or get in the car, it is a habit to reach for your cigarettes. The licorice aids in the withdrawal without raising blood pressure while preventing stress by having something to turn to when cravings strike.*

NOTE: Do not use licorice sticks for more than 4-6 weeks. Check with your doctor if you are taking prescription medicines or are being treated by a doctor.

4. Healthy Snacks! People trying to quit smoking often turn to candy and other sugary snacks. Sugar spikes are followed by crashes, which makes cravings worse. Try something like sunflower seeds instead.

5. Throw out anything that reminds you of smoking including cigarettes.

Active Ingredients In Smoker's Relief


For Smoking: In a study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in 2000, scientists have observed that lobelia may have nicotine-like activity and help stimulate the release of dopamine (a brain chemical that plays a key role in producing feelings of pleasure and well-being).

For Alcoholism: According to a study published in Physiology & Behavior in 2009 researchers found that lobelia significantly reduced alcohol preference and lowered alcohol consumption.


Sometimes called oat tops, are an effective tonic for the nervous system and are often recommended for fatigue and nervous exhaustion. The extract derived from oats may help reduce stress and anxiety and promote quality sleep. One study found that, taken four times daily, it helped habitual tobacco smokers significantly decrease the number of cigarettes they smoked.


Skullcap is a calming herb which has nervine properties. It calms, tones and renews the central nervous system. Used to treat nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia, skullcap can help ease tension and stress while quitting smoking.


Plantain is an expectorant, meaning it helps to expel mucus from the lungs. It is an anti-inflammatory and demulcent herb which soothes irritated mucous membranes, including tissues of the lungs and has been shown in clinical trials to produce an aversion to smoking when ingested or sprayed into the nasal passage.


Licorice is an expectorant and demulcent herb. It has been traditionally used to soothe irritation in the lungs caused by asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments. It is also an adrenal tonic and can help to balance cortisol levels, reduce fatigue and restore energy.*

Other Helpful Tools

Deep Breath Essential Oil or Deep Breath Roll-On

Tension X Roll-On

Chill Out or Chill Out Roll-On

*This information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Check with your doctor if you are taking prescription medicines or are under a doctor's care. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use and complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

28th Jun 2019 THT Steph

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