An overview of the evidences of herbals for smoking cessation

Kitikannakorn, Nantawarn, Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn, Nimpitakpong, Piyarat, Dilokthornsakul, Piyameth, Meepoo, Ekarat and Kerdpeng, Winit (2013) An overview of the evidences of herbals for smoking cessation. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 21 5: 557-564. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2013.08.006

Author Kitikannakorn, Nantawarn
Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn
Nimpitakpong, Piyarat
Dilokthornsakul, Piyameth
Meepoo, Ekarat
Kerdpeng, Winit
Title An overview of the evidences of herbals for smoking cessation
Journal name Complementary Therapies in Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-2299
Publication date 2013-10-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.08.006
Volume 21
Issue 5
Start page 557
End page 564
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Despite availability of several therapeutic options for smoking cessation, their usages are limited due to high cost and adverse effect profiles. Recently, more attention has been paid to investigating herbals for smoking cessation.
Objectives: To review relevant evidences on the efficacy and safety of herbals for smoking cessation.
Methods: We searched clinical studies evaluating herbals use for smoking cessation from Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane CENTRAL, PsychINFO, AMED, WHO Trial registry, Thai dissertation database, and other databases from its inception to October 2012. Studies are restricted to only English or Thai.
Results: A total of 7 studies met inclusion criteria; 6 studies were randomized trial (RCT) evaluating variety of herbals. Three RCTs evaluated oral St. John’s wort (SJW) extract (N = 289), 2 RCTs evaluated oral mix-herbal tea (N = 164), and 1 RCT evaluated inhaled aromatic black pepper (N = 48). The other study was a non-randomized controlled trial evaluating oral SJW extract among 24 smokers. All interventions were given in a range of 1 week before starting the study and continued up to 14 weeks. Smoking cessation was measured with various methods
Keyword Herbal medicine
Smoking cessation
St Johns Wort
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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