In just about the same way that the naturally occurring substance, nicotine, gets you hooked to smoking cigarettes, other naturally occurring substances can actually help you fight the withdrawal symptoms of nicotine addiction and help you stop smoking cigarettes. If you ever attempted kicking the habit of smoking you have probably experienced some, or all of the symptoms, i.e. restlessness, hunger, depression and headaches. Miraculously, mother nature has provided remedies to ease these symptoms and make quitting smoking for you much easier. Here is a list of the homeopathic remedies and the symptoms they help to ease which are related to quitting smoking.
Abies Nigra (Black Spruce) is used to relieve coughs, upset stomach and headaches, and can be useful for wakeful restlessness and nightly hunger pains. Abies nigra is made from the tincture of the gum from the Black Spruce.
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Aconitum Napellus (Aconite; Monkshood; Wolfsbane calms anguish of mind and body, physical and mental restlessness, and has been used for dry, croupy cough, tickling in the throat and chest pain brought on with coughing.
Arsenicum Iodatum relieves dry cough, bronchitis symptoms and burning sensation in nose and throat.
Avena (Oat) creates a soothing action on the nerves. Avena has been used as a nerve tonic and to treat symptoms associated with opium addiction.
Ignatia Amara relieves the physical manifestations of stress, such as cramping pains in the abdomen, neck or back, as well as sharp-pain headaches and heavy sensation in the chest. Also called “St. Ignatius Bean”, Ignatia has long been used as a homeopathic remedy.
Lung (Pulmo-porcine) is good for difficult or labored respiration; it relieves lung and bronchial inflammation.
Nux Vomica (Poison Nut) aids in stress-related symptoms, calms hunger and sleeplessness. Poison nut also helps fights food cravings.
Plantago Major is used for cough and colds symptoms. It causes an aversion to tobacco.
Quebracho. In homeopathy, the bark of the Quebracho tree is used to relieve dyspnoea (shortness of breath), especially in emphasema and asthma.
Stricta Pulomaria (Lung Wort) combats the dull feeling and general malaise that often accompanies nicotine withdrawal. It is also useful for stuffy-head headache and rheumatic stiffness.
Tabacum relieves craving for tobacco, dizziness, nausea, confusion and lack of concentration.
These natural remedies have been proven to help suppress and ease the symptoms associated with quitting smoking. Used individually, or as a cocktail, these natural remedies can be your key to stop smoking. However, the easiest way to administer the remedies, when experiencing a certain symptom or symptoms, is to use a cocktail of the remedies. There are countless products that contain the right ingredients, so it shouldn't be a problem finding these online.
Quitting smoking is difficult and should not be taken lightly. There is no quick fix. Whether you are using medication or homeopathic remedies to help you stop smoking you have to be patient. Give it time. Don't expect results to happen instantly. Stick with one product for a while and only move on to a new product once you are absolutely certain that it is not working out for you.