• Smokers Can Beat Nicotine Cravings Through Aromatherapy

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    There are aromatherapy combinations which are known to induce a feeling of calmness and help to combat the effects of nicotine addiction. Natural quit smoking remedies utilize aromatherapy where herbs, oils, plants and flowers are distilled and packed into balanced solutions which help detoxifies the body and brings back the balance and harmony. Black pepper oil is known to ease the cravings of smokers. A few drops of Lavender essential oil help calm nerves when the smoker becomes agitated with the withdrawal symptoms.

    Natural Health News — Nicotine addiction is complex, but a simple whiff of essential oils may help put cravings in their place.

    For the small pilot study, published recently in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 20 people who were daily users of nicotine products (cigarettes, snuff, or chewing tobacco) were asked to try aromatherapy instead.

    They divided into two groups and instructed to place a drop of an essential oil (either black pepper or angelica) on a tissue and inhale this for two minutes – about the length of time it takes to smoke a cigarette – when they felt the urge to smoke, dip or chew tobacco.

    The test subjects were asked to report on their experiences.

    Although both essential oils effectively curbed cravings, they provoked different reactions. Participants reported that the intensity of their cravings dropped more dramatically after inhaling black pepper then they …



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