Plants to fight addiction: wean yourself naturally

Free yourself from your addictions to tobacco, alcohol or anything else with our simple tips to apply on a daily basis...

With each new start to the year, many of us make good resolutions in different areas, such as work or health. However, when it comes to quitting drinking alcohol, smoking, dieting or getting out of all kinds of behavioral addictions, you must above all be sure to surround yourself with the right people. and to have the necessary weapons to succeed. Indeed, after a precise analysis of his motivations and doubtful behaviors, it is necessary to establish an action plan. Certain natural tips can also be of great help in a weaning period, sometimes allowing you to compensate for certain shortcomings, whatever they may be, and to soothe the mind. And yes, there is today Today, in particular, plants whose properties will allow you to wean yourself from your bad habits...

Limit compulsions with valerian

Valerian is a super sedative plant for the central nervous system, capable of limiting spasms. For example, in the event of smoking cessation, it helps to fight against nervousness and slows down compulsive tendencies in relation to food. In addition, it has a moderating effect on appetite.

Stay zen and protect your liver with kudzu

Originally from Southeast Asia, kudzu is a plant very present in India, Japan and China, consisting mainly of isoflavones, which give it relaxing and soothing properties. Also provided with saponosides, it has excellent hepato-protective properties, as well as phytosterols and helps to regulate transit. Kudzu is widely recommended as a natural remedy against excess alcohol and fights oxidative stress caused by the consumption of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages. Finally, it stimulates the action of various enzymes that play a role in cleansing the human body.

Relax and beat addiction with passionflower

Giving birth to passion fruit, passionflower is a medicinal plant that can calm states of nervous excitement, especially when they are accompanied by muscle tension. Combined with other drugs, it is specifically used in cases of withdrawal from addictions to opiates, benzodiazepines, nicotine and alcohol.

passionflower addictions

Get rid of tobacco with sassafras essential oil

Also called "Iroquois laurel", sassafras is a tree that grows mainly in Asia but also in North and South America. Its recognized medicinal properties are why it is mainly used in the form of essential oil in the context of smoking cessation. We then dilute a few drops in sweet almond vegetable oil that we apply in massage on the inside of the wrists and at the level of the solar plexus. To be used in synergy with rose geranium essential oil.

Say goodbye to anxiety with hawthorn

If you are subject to anxiety or stress and your seizures are manifested in particular by heart problems, such as tachycardia, arrhythmia etc. , turn to hawthorn. You can consume it in the form of buds.

Act directly on your nervous system by consuming verbena

As a plant that acts on the nervous system, verbena helps to relax both the whole body and the mind but that's not all since it is also < strong>antispasmodic and able to relieve nervous coughs. It is therefore a valuable aid in the fight against tobacco addiction. Finally, it can help with falling asleep and reduce the restlessness felt during withdrawal. Sleep is easier to find and it is also more restorative.

Detoxifying and gaining energy by supplementing with spirulina

Spirulina is an algae considered a superfood since it is rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins. However, care must be taken when deciding to supplement because an excess could have the opposite effect by leading to demineralization of the body, which would eventually lead to deficiencies. ! Spirulina gives energy and contributes to the natural evacuation of toxins from the body.

Get in good spirits with St. John's wort

St. John's wort is a plant that is very successful in herbal medicine when it comes to treating moderate and transient depression because of the active ingredients it contains. Indeed, they are known to stimulate the production of certain hormones, such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. In addition to this, according to laboratory studies, St. John's wort has been shown to be effective in overcoming nicotine addiction.

St. John's wort addictions

Regenerate your liver and improve your digestion with milk thistle supplements

As a powerful detoxifier of the liver, milk thistle helps unclog and cleanse this essential organ, which is undermined in the problems of addiction to various substances. It is actually responsible for absorbing toxic materials as well as body waste so that they do not end up in our blood. As such, the WHO recognizes milk thistle as “valid complementary treatment for acute and chronic hepatitis, caused by the abuse of alcohol, certain drugs and toxic substances. » It is among other things a good ally for people suffering from hepatic steatosis etc.

Quit smoking without gaining weight with stevia

From the chrysanthemum family, stevia is a plant native to Paraguay, capable of blocking signals sent by the brain. It can also release addictions, such as tobacco addiction. In Germany, a recent study revealed that stevia could actually help people wean off nicotine. It is also known to be a perfect sweetener, with the big advantage of not making you gain weight when you stop smoking.

CBD for addiction to THC, nicotine, alcohol and opiates

According to several studies, including one conducted in 2013, CBD has the potential to neutralize the effects of THC by inhibiting the paranoid symptoms it causes, while reducing psychotic symptoms. Cannabidiol interacts with the body's receptors to reduce the ability of THC to bind and therefore blocks part of its activity. It also contributes to cannabis withdrawal by reducing the resulting anxiety and improving the quality of sleep.

Tobacco and alcohol are real scourges which alone cause, respectively, 75,000 and 45,000 deaths per year in France. CBD could then help to fight these addictions as well as their devastating effects, by protecting the cells of our body, thanks to autophagy. This process promotes cell regeneration. During withdrawal, cannabidiol helps to gradually reduce the amount of alcohol consumed and the risk of relapse, improving sleep and fighting insomnia, among other things.< /p>

Concerning nicotine addiction, the relaxing effects of CBD calm the irritability associated with quitting smoking. It also reduces cravings by acting on anandamide and thus causing a feeling of psychological satiety, leading to a decrease in the desire to smoke and the pleasure associated with it.

Finally, the benefits of CBD can also help us wean ourselves off opiates by restoring the balance of our opioid receptors, according to a 2006 study. Opiates are powerful painkillers, particularly addictive, in view of their composition based on morphine and codeine. The problem is that the addiction to this substance, in addition to creating an addiction, causes anxiety, irritability, muscle and bone pain as well as restlessness etc. Later, in 2019, it was discovered that cannabidiol would help reduce cravings due to withdrawal by counteracting the positive effects of opiates.

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Pelin YILDIZ, autrice psycho et voyage
Publié par : Pelin, autrice psychologie, santé et voyage
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