Quit Smoking with Panax Ginseng

Quit Smoking with Panax Ginseng

You may notice that many are wearing a little yellow daffodil pin on their lapels. These pins are to raise money and awareness about cancer. They are “a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer.” 

As you know, smoking is a major cause of cancer, particularly lung, but also mouth, larynx, esophagus, throat, stomach, kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas, cervix, colon, and rectum, as well as acute myeloid leukemia.

So, the fact that you are reading this blog about quitting smoking deserves a congratulations.

We know that quitting smoking can be a difficult journey. And with so many choices out there, including medication, gums, patches, pills, and even smoking alternatives (like e-cigarettes), it can get a little overwhelming finding the best option for you. Are they safe? What are the side effects? Do I need a prescription? The questions can quickly add up, leading to more stress that is going to make the whole quitting process that much harder. 

Feeling weighed down with all those “magical” pharmaceutical solutions? Then you might want to consider taking a more natural, holistic approach to quitting smoking. Using an herbal remedy as a part of your smoke-free plan will help increase your chances of chucking your smoking habit for good.

A holistic approach to kicking the habit  

So, what exactly is a holistic approach to quitting smoking? More than just a nicotine addiction, people smoke for a wide variety of other reasons. For example, many use cigarettes to reduce stress, cope with problematic situations, socially connect with others, and even control weight. With all these reasons, it is easy to see why smoking can be such a difficult habit to break. Substitute smoking with an effective herbal remedy to address some of these key issues, help you relax, reduce stress, and detoxify your body.

Ginseng helps you cope with withdrawal 

You probably already know that Panax ginseng can boost energy levels. But did you also know this herb can calm restlessness, reduce anxiety, and help you deal with withdrawal symptoms? When a person quits smoking, the body goes through a lot of stress during nicotine withdrawal. Fortunately, Panax ginseng is very effective at helping your mind and your body cope with withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.    

Rid your body of harmful toxins 

Smoking pumps harmful toxins into your lungs and body. This can take a toll on your immunity and put you at risk for cancer and a number of other diseases. Looking for a natural way to help rid your body of toxic chemicals? Taking Panax ginseng helps detoxify the body by supporting the liver, and ultimately helping to recharge and revitalize your immune system.   

There is no denying it, people have a hard time curbing the cigarette cravings when it comes time to quit. So, maintain strong willpower, don’t give in to the “just one cigarette” little voice, and try to avoid stressful situations that can break your resolution. And most importantly, make sure to use Panax ginseng to help deal with your urge to smoke.   


Dr. Melissa Carr is a registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, caring for patients in an integrative medicine clinic in Vancouver.  www.activetcm.com