Now herbal tablets to help quit smoking

July 12th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS  


Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) Want to quit smoking? Try the herbal chewable tablets developed by the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow. ”These herbal tablets will not only help those who want to quit smoking, but also be useful for all those who want to do away with other tobacco products like pan-masala and ghutka,” Ch.V.Rao, scientist-pharmacology, NBRI, told IANS.

The chewable tablets are poly herbal formulations and nicotine free, said NBRI scientists.

The basic ingredients are cloves, ginger, cardamoms, cinnamon and tulsi, added NBRI scientists.

The herbal tablets have already been scientifically validated and standardised. Toxicity studies have revealed that the herbal formulation is safe to use, officials said.

The tablets would be marketed soon, they said.

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