Ayurvedic treatment for Tobacco addiction

Tobacco addiction

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Tobacco addiction Ayurvedic treatment

WHAT IS TOBACCO ADDICTION?

Tobacco addiction is an addiction to products containing tobacco and caused by dependence on the narcotic drug nicotine. 1

Nicotine is known to produce temporary pleasing effects on the body and brain. These effects further create a demand for more tobacco causing dependence. In case it is forcefully stopped, there are symptoms of withdrawal that cause irritation, stress and anxiety.1

Tobacco addiction and Ayurveda

Ancient Ayurvedic texts such as Sushrut Samhita and Vagbhat do not have any mention about tobacco. But another text Nighantu Ratnakar mentions the properties of tobacco. Tobacco is referred to as Tamrakoota.2

Ayurved describes tobacco as Pittal (increasing body heat), Ushna (hot), Teekshna (sharp), and mood elevating substance that leads to delusions when taken in large doses.2

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