Ayurvedic treatment for Tobacco addiction

Tobacco addiction

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Tobacco addiction


Various Ayurvedic approaches are certainly helpful in reducing the adverse effects of tobacco3

Ayurveda describes Padanshika Krama or gradually decreasing the dose of tobacco while increasing the dose of homologus substances.3 Apart from that, the use of medicinal herbs/medicines (aushadhi), minerals, diet (ahar), lifestyle changes (vihar), surgical techniques and massages are also a part of Ayurvedic treatment. These approaches help in reducing the adverse effects of tobacco and bringing a healthy balance in your life.4

Charaka samhita mentions Medhya Rasayana drugs such as Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.), Yastimadhu (Glycirrhiza glabra Linn.), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Wild) Miers) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pleuricaulis Chois) are beneficial in these conditions. Ayurveda describes biopurificatory measures like Nasyakarma and Kanval & gandusha (swirling and holding medicated oils/ decoctions in mouth may be beneficial). Meditation, worship chanting etc. may be beneficial.3

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Drink plenty of water as it helps in boosting metabolism and protecting your heart from various problems, including adverse effects of tobacco. Water should be stored in a copper container to keep it clean and free of harmful chemicals.3


  • Consume natural herbs (medhya rasanayana) in your diet as they will help improve your will power towards quitting.3

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Meditate twice a day to help refresh your mind and consciousness.
  • Perform nasal cleaning (neti-kriya) in the morning and at night with normal saline solution at room temperature. It provides relief from sinus infections and allergy problems caused mainly from smoking. It is known to have not just physical, but also psychological and spiritual benefits.

  • Regularly practice breathing exercise (Bhastrika Pranayama) at morning and at night as it will help expel harmful tobacco chemicals from your lungs and airways out of the body.

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