Addicted to Alcohol? These Home Remedies Will Help You Overcome The Addiction

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Drinking alcohol within a limit does good to your health but when it becomes excessive and you get addicted to it, it harms your body. Once this addiction gets to your nerves it gets really difficult to get rid of it.

For a condition like this, home remedies provide the best solution to overcome the addiction. Once people get addicted to alcohol, they tend to become so dependent on it that if they don't drink, they start trembling, their hands become shaky and all they need at that moment is alcohol.

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Alcohol addiction is often termed as a disease. Excess alcohol addition might lead to several health problems. It affects the liver, digestion, heart, eyes, causes diabetes, neurological disorders and increased risk of cancer. It isn't just this, it also has a severe effect on the family as well.

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In order to get rid of the addiction, family members generally send them off to some rehabilitation centres, but at times these too have not been too successful. However, there are several studies which have proved that family support is highly essential to do away with alcohol addiction.

Here is a list of 12 amazing home remedies that will help in overcoming alcohol addiction. Take a look.


1. Basil:

Known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, basil helps in detoxifying the body and reduces the craving for alcohol.


2. Cereals:

Cereals are rich in fibres. Consuming cereals helps in increasing the blood sugar level and maintaining the water content in the body. This will help one to keep away from alcohol cravings.


3. Bitter Gourd Leaves:

Bitter gourd leaves help in removing the harmful toxins from the body and help in reducing alcohol addiction. Crush a few bitter gourd leaves, extract the juice, mix about two teaspoons of it and then mix it with buttermilk and drink it everyday.


4. Fruits:

A rich source of fibre, fruits, especially oranges and pomegranate are one of the best sources that help in maintaining the blood sugar levels. These help in doing away with the cravings for alcohol.


5. Ashwagandha:

Ashwagandha is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and helps in detoxifying the body as well as does away with alcohol addiction. Add a teaspoon of ashwagandha powder to a glass of milk. Drink this twice a day. It helps.


6. Gotu Kola:

It is known to reduce stress which is one of the major causes of alcohol addiction. It also helps in purifying the blood.


7. Coconut Oil:

Rich in saturated fats and antioxidants, coconut oil helps to reduce stress and kill the yeasts in the body that induce craving for alcohol.


8. Ginger Oil:

One could add a few drops of ginger oil to an aroma lantern and inhale or one could add it to a teaspoon of honey and have it. This helps in getting rid of the addiction.


9. Celery:

Having a glass of celery juice everyday helps in doing away with the cravings for alcohol.


10. Dates:

Blending a few dates with a glass of water and then drinking it everyday helps in reducing the cravings for alcohol.


11. Vegetables:

Vegetables, especially the green leafy ones are rich in fibre which help to maintain the blood sugar level in the body and do away with the cravings for alcohol.


12. Carrot Juice:

It is one of the best juices which will help in controlling the urge to drink alcohol repeatedly and help one to get rid of alcohol addiction.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 13:30 [IST]
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