When trying to reduce drinking, there are three parts where herbs remedies can help:
1. Reduce alcohol cravings
2. Maintain emotional balance
3. Repair damaged organs
Reduce Alcohol Cravings
To reduce alcohol cravings, the Chinese have turned to Kudzu since 600 AD. Scientists have determined the Daidzin within Kudzu is responsible for the decrease in cravings.
Our study is further evidence that components found in kudzu root can reduce alcohol consumption and do so without adverse side effects, says Dr. David Penetar of McLean Hospital’s Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory.
Kudzu is available online, but The Last Call Program has combined it with a blend of other herbs in a proprietary formula named Sobrexa, which has shown an 84% success rate in stopping alcohol dependency.
In addition to Kudzu, Goldenseal should be considered to fight cravings for alcohol sugars. Candida, a bacteria in the intestine, may be the cause for these cravings, and Goldenseal fights off these bacteria. Extremely bitter in taste, it’s recommended to take Goldenseal in capsule form, although it can also be made into a tea.
Maintain Emotional Balance
As alcohol consumption is reduced, individuals may begin to feel irritable. Grab some extra Vitamin B from leafy greens, bananas or even Vitamin B-Complex capsules.
There are plenty of herbs to maintain emotional balance, including St. John’s Wort, Valerian Root, Hops, Winter Cherry / Aswagandha Root, and Ginseng. Some of these herbs help with anxiety, tension and nervousness while others, such as Valerian Root and Hops, also promote a regular sleep pattern.
Repair Damaged Organs
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) has commonly been used to repair liver damage, including that done by alcohol abuse. Dandelion also helps repair the liver and increases bile production by the gallbladder, which is reduced as alcohol consumption goes down. Bile breaks down and digests toxins and poisons (such as alcohol) in the body.
These herbal home remedies to help stop drinking work together to curb the craving for alcohol, maintain emotional well-being, and repair the damage years of alcohol abuse has caused.