An addiction to tobacco is both physical and physiological. The smoker has created within themselves both a “need” for the drug and a need for the act of ingesting said drug (smoking). Nicotine is a powerful drug, and withdrawal from it can cause some crazy symptoms when you try to quit. When a person smokes a cigarette, the body immediately responds to the nicotine, causing a short-term increase in blood pressure, heart rate
and also narrowing of the arteries. Carbon monoxide within the smoke also reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. This, combined with the nicotine effects, creates an imbalance between the demand for oxygen by the cells and the amount of oxygen the blood can supply. This imbalance can obviously have very negative long-term effects.
Clove bud essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum) is strongly antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. It stimulates blood circulation, which helps to repair nicotine’s damage on the arteries and can also be effective
in speeding the healing of mouth and gum issues that can happen as the result of a long-term tobacco addiction. Clove oil is most effective when used orally, though there are many additional ways to supplement the benefits of this oil when quitting smoking.
How to use clove oil to quit smoking:
Apply 1 drop directly on the tongue or onto the roof of the mouth. Repeat whenever a craving strikes.
Place 3-5 drops in an empty gelatin capsule. Take once every morning.
Clay necklaces can be purchased, and just one drop of clove oil can be applied so that the oil is dispersed to an individual’s personal breathing space throughout the day.
Apply 1-2 drops on the inside of the wrists. This will allow an individual to choose when he or she wants to inhale the scent, and can be used effectively when a craving hits.
Clove oil can also be applied (1-2 drops) behind the ears, on the back of the neck, and to the temples.
Diffuse 3-5 drops in a steam vaporizer throughout the day.
Place a 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (such as olive, coconut or jojoba oils) and rub generously onto feet. Cover with socks and wear for a few hours or overnight.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.