Using Herbal Teas to Stop Smoking

Everyone knows that cigarette smoking is bad for you, and the habit needs to be kicked. Stopping can be a difficult task, not least because of the intense cravings for nicotine, and the uncomfortable feelings of anxiety and stress. Craving for nicotine can be negated with the use of a nicotine replacement therapy. Additionally, anxiety can be reduced as well as the damage by using herbal teas.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine replacement therapy, such as the nicotine pouches supplied by nordic spirit uk, can be very effective at kicking the smoking habit, getting you away from harmful smoke inhalation. A tobacco-free product, these pouches from nordic spirit uk help reduce cravings for nicotine. They are supplied in a range of flavours, strengths and sizes to suit an equally wide range of people, and will not stain your teeth. Flavours include a strong Spearmint Intense or a milder Smooth Mint, or you can go fruity with the Berry Citrus, Elderflower or Watermelon, and there is also Mocha for coffee lovers. Anybody can use the ‘normal strong’, whilst the other two strengths are for former smokers.

Teas to Reduce Anxiety, Help Relaxation and Detoxify

Chamomile Tea

Many herbal teas can help to reduce anxiety including chamomile. Chamomile tea can be made from German chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) or Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) with one teaspoon of dried flowers steeped in boiling water for 5 minutes. Up to 5 cups can be drunk each day.

Green Tea

Green tea (Camellia sinensis) not only helps to reduce anxiety, it also contains antioxidants to help detoxify the body of cigarette smoke. To make this tea, it is best to use hot (not boiling) water to steep one teaspoon of dried loose tea for about 2-3 minutes for a less bitter tasting tea. Honey, mint or lemon juice can be added for a better flavour. Drink 3-5 cups per day.

Hyssop Tea

Leaves from the hyssop plant (Hyssopus officinalis) have a lot of medicinal properties including being anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Its value in respiratory health is as a decongestant that will help to loosen and expel the excess mucus that comes from smoke inhalation. The tea is made by steeping one tablespoon in a cupful of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink 1-3 cups per day, but NOT to be used when pregnant.

Giving up cigarette smoking can be a challenge, but there are ways to help. Nicotine pouches from nordic spirit uk can help along with a variety of herbal teas. Herbal teas can be very powerful, and you should talk to your doctor before using them. Remember, you can do it, just like many before you have succeeded.