Quit Smoking Remedies: Herbs or Drugs to Quit Smoking?
Herbal quit smoking remedies are often preferred because they are natural and not drug-based. Herbs are preferred to drugs because herbs are not habit-forming or addictive but rather act as powerful nutritional supplements. Herbs are provided in their natural forms while drugs are extracts of the derivative herb. Herbs promote physical and mental well-being and are known to possess tremendous healing properties. Herbs today are the preferred source of health care for 80% of the world.
Herbs combined together contain better healing benefits than do herbs taken separately. Many herbal quit smoking remedies are composed of several herbs and not just one. The combination of herbs like passion flower (sedative), sarsparilla (anti-oxidant), cayenne pepper (disease prevention), peppermint (stimulant), bioperine (increases absorption abilities), burdock root (blood purifier), golden seal (improves digestion), Oregon grape (reduces liver toxins), dandelion root (improves urinary system) work together to cleanse and balance the body after years of cigarette smoking.
Using herbs in combination provides an holistic remedy to your body because herbs work together to provide value at different times and at different stages of need as required by your body, i.e., short-term energy, long-term endurance, weight control, tissue rebuild, bodily cleansing et al. Once you decide which product is best for you, learn how to prepare and ensure success by visiting our Quit Smoking Guidelines page.
Using herbs in combination provides an holistic remedy to your body because herbs work together to provide value at different times and at different stages of need as required by your body, i.e., short-term energy, long-term endurance, weight control, tissue rebuild, bodily cleansing et al.
Why Herbs are Considered More Effective In A Quit Smoking Remedy
One reason you may be researching a quit smoking herbal remedy is because you feel that your health is better served with herbs than drugs. Perhaps you think that drugs are unsafe, addictive and/or possibly laden with side effects. Many pharmacists, doctors and herbalists think your concerns are warranted. Drugs are derivatives of plants and herbs. Pharmaceutical companies will isolate (or synthesize) a particular component in a plant or herb known to cure a specific ailment. That component becomes the primary component of the pill, capsule or syrum. By isolating a plant component, pharmaceutical companies do not use the other essential ingredients of the plant or herb, particularly those that limit or eliminate side effects. Those other essential ingredients may address other symptoms derived from the root symptom. Ironically, to eliminate the side effect, another drug is then needed. With herbs, there are limited side effects in rare cases and none in most cases because the herb is retained in its natural, unadulterated state.
By incorporating the entire herb or plant into your regimen, the integrity of the plant or herb is maintained. In other words, your body receives the entire value of the herb although the intended effect may take a bit longer to interact with your body. In contrast, the concentrated nature of a drug yields almost immediate intended and unintended effects. By maintaining the integrity of an herb or plant, nothing is interfered with. Balance to your body, therefore, is restored.
In summary, herbs and plants tend to be multi-functional whereby they will not isolate one particular symptom (like a drug will do) but will address many symptoms at once including the root of the problem.