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Addicted to Caffeine??? Herbal Teas that can help with quitting smoking

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  1. butterflyna
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    I am addicted to caffeine myself but know that I will still need something to sip the odd time or get when out at restaurants. Also, I am not advocating that you don't still use the NRT's that can help you quit, I did some research on Teas that can help with quitting smoking and this is what I found..

    Mimosa Tea
    Mimosa, a perennial evergreen shrub from southern Mexico or Brazil, can be used as a tea and offers a calm and relaxing sense of peace to those who sip it. Because a smoker often experiences anxiety, depression, and headaches when he quits, a strong cup of mimosa tea can offer temporary relief.
    Skullcap & Chamomile
    Skullcap and chamomile teas are well known for reducing anxiety and nervous tension. These two teas not only help calm nerves, but, according to Penelope Sach, author of Healing and Cleansing With Herbal Tea, these two teas can help reduce cravings.
    Lobelia (Indian Tobacco)
    Lobelia, known as Indian tobacco, is a controversial herb. Brigitte Mars, author of Addiction-Free—Naturally, writes that lobelia can act as an expectorant that helps clean the lungs. It also can be a soothing relaxant and ease muscle tension. It is suggested that the herb lobelia can generate similar effects in the brain as nicotine, but is not addictive. Lobelia is to be used carefully, because overuse can cause vomiting, sleepiness and a weak pulse.
    Jasmine & Green Tea
    These two teas are believed to calm nerves and help you relax. More importantly, they can act as antioxidants, which help fight against increased levels of free radicals that smoking creates. These teas are also considered detoxification teas that can help remove many of the toxins that contribute to your cravings for tobacco.

    * I would suggest you research yourself and see what you think or what others may have to recommended. I have Green Tea/Blueberry. I am drinking it now to help with getting used to not drinking coffee. Hope it helps <3

    Any recommendations from others who have quit????

     

  2. steven, quit coach
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    Butterflyna:

    Thank you for the information on tea alternatives to drinking coffee/caffeine!

    I do think (as you mentioned) others should research products before trying them, but also be vigilant in making sure none of these teas or other herbal products interact with medications of any kind if you are taking any.

    Always check with your doctor and/or pharmacist just to be extra safe!

    Sincerely,

    Steven
    Last modified on 28 Jan 2019 15:43 by steven, quit coach
  3. butterflyna
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    Yes. I totally agree. Some teas like ginseng I personally can't take because of my antidepressant. I would never advocate anyone try these teas without checking first. Thanks for  reiterating that in your post. 🙂
  4. notsure
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    This thread is great. I also really enjoy coffee. I guess I’ll try getting off the caffeine as well. Not a tea drinker but gonna try again. 
  5. mari_m
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    Hi, I also found I love coffee, and drink more than I should, so I make my refillable Keurig pods with half Decaff. That seems to be much better although I am trying to drink more water and Tea, regular and herbal. Sometimes I think I just like having a cup to hang onto, and with all the cold weather we have been having, a hot drink is kinda comforting. I have some dried mint that I grew in containers last summer, and thats good mixed with regular loose tea also. I think that we just have to keep trying to find what works for us, and reading these posts have sure given me lots of different ideas to choose from. - m
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