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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Efficacy of Daphne Indica 1X Homeo Tablets for Smoking De-addiction: A Placebo-controlled Study

Rahul Srivastava, Ananya Singh, Lynn Johnson

Keywords : Adjunctive therapy, Daphne Indica, Homeopathy, Smoking cessation, Tobacco addiction

Citation Information : Srivastava R, Singh A, Johnson L. Efficacy of Daphne Indica 1X Homeo Tablets for Smoking De-addiction: A Placebo-controlled Study. J Dent bio allied Health Sci 2024; 1 (1):1-5.

DOI: 10.5005/jdbahs-11017-0002

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim and background: Tobacco addiction poses a significant public health challenge globally, necessitating effective smoking cessation interventions. Homeopathic remedies, such as Daphne Indica 1X tablets, have emerged as potential adjunctive therapies for tobacco de-addiction due to their purported anti-addictive properties. However, evidence supporting their efficacy remains limited. Materials and methods: In this randomized controlled trial, we evaluated the efficacy of Daphne Indica 1X tablets in facilitating smoking cessation among adult smokers. Participants (n = 200) were randomly assigned to receive either Daphne Indica 1X tablets or a placebo for 12 weeks. Biochemically verified abstinence rates, self-reported smoking cravings, and changes in daily cigarette consumption were assessed at baseline and 12 weeks. Results: Participants receiving Daphne Indica 1X tablets demonstrated higher rates of biochemically verified abstinence (35 vs 20%) and self-reported smoking cessation (50 vs 35%) compared to the control group. Additionally, the intervention group exhibited significant reductions in smoking cravings and daily cigarette consumption compared to baseline. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that Daphne Indica 1X tablets may be a promising adjunctive therapy for tobacco de-addiction. Further research is warranted to confirm these results and elucidate the underlying mechanisms of action. Integrating Daphne Indica into comprehensive smoking cessation programs may offer a holistic approach to addressing nicotine addiction and improving long-term health outcomes.


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