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Using Ginger to Stop Smoking, Is It Effective?

Are you a smoker and want to quit smoking? Maybe now you are in confusion how else to do to stop smoking. Quitting smoking is not as easy as turning the palm of the hand, it cannot be done in one day and one night. You must do this gradually, including by trying natural ingredients that are believed to help you stop smoking. If it doesn't work? You still have to try it repeatedly. Quitting smoking means changing habits.

Changing easy habits like drinking a glass of water when you wake up is difficult enough for a handful of people, let alone stop smoking, which means you have to stop being 'addicted' to cigarettes. Take it easy, you should not be pessimistic, the source of success in changing habits is optimism.

Have you ever heard that ginger is one of the natural ingredients that can be used to stop smoking?

What happens when you decide to stop smoking?


Addictive substances found in tobacco will indeed make you addicted alias wants more tobacco. In addition, you also become anxious, headache, and restless, so that it can make you give up and go back to smoking. The effects of addiction come from nicotine. Unfortunately, nicotine can regulate the level of dependence, then the body forms the need for nicotine, how much is needed every day. Nicotine can indeed have a calming effect, but it is only temporary.

When you try to stop smoking, you may experience some symptoms such as nausea, a tingling sensation in your hands and feet, sweating, headaches, even lung-related symptoms such as coughing and sore throat. This is better known as physical symptoms. Usually people who want to stop smoking need 8 to 12 weeks to get used to it. Not a short time indeed, but worth trying. Symptoms that arise when you stop smoking are not fun, but it also will not last long. Besides being patient, you can try other alternatives.

Why do you need to consider the benefits of ginger to stop smoking?


Ginger is believed to cure digestive-related diseases such as nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, and pain. Ginger can also be consumed when you have a cold, menstrual pain, migraines, chest pain, stomach ache, and breathing problems.

Phenolic compounds that exist in ginger can reduce pain to the irritation of the digestive system, as well as suppress the contraction of the stomach and the course of food drinks in the digestive tract. In addition, ginger is able to stimulate saliva and bile production. So, ginger is highly recommended to overcome digestive problems. Nausea is a digestive problem. Ginger compounds work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea. Even ginger is a medicine to relieve nausea in cancer patients after chemical treatment. Ginger can also be consumed by pregnant women when experiencing morning sickness.

You can also deal with headaches with ginger, because ginger is believed to reduce pain. University of Georgia conducted a study involving about 74 volunteers, found that ginger supplements taken daily could reduce 25 percent of the pain caused after muscle stimulation exercises. Respiratory symptoms that arise after stopping smoking can also be overcome with ginger, because ginger itself can be used as a drug to reduce the pain of bronchitis sufferers.

How to consume it?


Ginger tea is the best way to consume ginger to overcome the physical symptoms that arise from stopping smoking. When nausea or other symptoms come, take a sip of warm ginger tea. In addition to warding off nausea and pain, ginger also serves to help the detoxification process, where your body's toxins will be removed. Eating ginger will make you sweat, that's when the ginger helps the process of removing poisons in the body. If you don't want anything complicated, because making tea might take some time, you can try ginger capsules. However, as with other herbal supplements, consult with your doctor first.

If it doesn't work?


Do not give up! Try continuously, because changing habits does require time and again so that habits become a concept in our heads. Try the following methods:

  1. Find the trigger, such as: what is the reason you smoke or exactly when you need a cigarette. For example, you smoke when the deadline is solid, then the alternative is to go for a short walk to make ginger tea in the kitchen. When there is a desire to smoke, immediately busy yourself with new habits, such as drinking ginger tea. If your trigger is coffee, then it's time you also replace it with ginger drinks. The warmth generated by ginger can also keep you fit because it contains vitamin C. In addition, ginger is far more healthy than cigarettes and coffee. Start thinking about a healthy lifestyle!
  2. Commitment. Find a compelling reason to stop smoking, for example in order to maintain health not only for yourself, but also to prevent your family, children or spouse from being adversely affected by passive smoking. Or you can use the price of cigarettes as an excuse. Imagine you can raise money from buying packaged cigarettes to buy things you like or even go on vacation. Commit yourself if you are going on vacation with the results of saving money that should have been used to buy cigarettes.

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