Stop smoking.

Date: Sun, 25 Sep 1994 11:43:33 -0700
Sender: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants discussion list <HERB.TREARN.BITNET>
From: Rob Bidleman <robbee.CRL.COM>
Subject: Re: Smoking cessation and herbal TX efficacy?

On Sun, 25 Sep 1994, jrg8 wrote:
> Within the next couple of weeks we are organizing a smoking cessation

** Magnolia is one thing you want to look up. Another powerful non-herbal aid is Baking Soda. One half teaspoon in a half cup water will decrease the urge due to the blood pH effect. There are other herbs, one combination for tea is:

Blue Vervain
Slippery Elm

Magnolia however acts directly on the nicotine dependency and is powerful. Two good herbs for nourishing and cleansing the lungs that you can use in combination are Schizandra berries and fresh Sundew extract. Sundew <Drosera Rotundifolia> is found in a tincture in some of the better health food stores. If you can't find it as a tincture by itself there are many child's cough preparations <herbal> which have a significant amount of Sundew in it. As long as you check the other ingredients it is OK to use that form.

> Has anyone suggestions?

** As far as strategy and smoking is concerned stay away from tobacco replacements and use the baking soda.