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).
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.*
- Organic: Lobelia, Oat Tops, Skullcap, Plantain, Licorice; steeped in grain alcohol
- Shake before using. Take 2-3 squeezes 3-4 times a day (in water if needed for taste)