The 5 Best Home Remedies to Quit Smoking

While it can be very difficult to give up smoking, there are a number of effective ways to do so. And some of the best ones can actually be found in your own home. You don’t have to pay for expensive medicines or patches to try to counter the nicotine cravings. Instead, you can use items commonly found around your house to help you conquer your addiction.


We’ll cover some of the best remedies right here. Whether you are trying to combat cravings, get rid of nausea or just get the nicotine out of your system faster there is a cure right here for you.

Water

Part of the reason that nicotine is so addictive and so hard to get rid of is because it permeates your body as a toxin. It gets into your system and is very hard to get out. But water is a natural detoxifier. It will purge your system better than just about anything. And your body needs water to counteract many of the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine.


The water helps you heal and it enables you recover from smoking while you are trying to quit. As you abandon your regular smoking habits your body will heal on its own and start to detoxify, but water gives it an extra boost, and it speeds up the process, helping you fight your addictions that much more.

Ginger

gingerAs your try to quit smoking, you will likely start to feel nauseous. This is one of the most common symptoms people experience when they try to quit. To combat that nausea, you can take ginger, either in tablets, capsules or as a tea. It will calm your stomach and help you overcome the nausea. And it might keep you from being tempted to go back to the cigarettes for relief.

Vitamins

As you fight the toxins in your body, you may feel like you need some help. Multivitamins, especially those containing Vitamins A, C, and E are excellent for repairing your body and giving it the essential nutrients it needs to expel toxins. What you are looking for as you combat your addiction is something that can ease the withdrawal symptoms and make you better able to handle your cravings. Vitamins reenergize your system and give you the strength to fight back.

Ginseng

ginsengIf you want to combat the cravings specifically, then ginseng may be the key. You can use about a spoonful of ginseng powder and add it to your juices, cereal, oatmeal or soup. It is best to take it during the morning. That way it can fight your cravings all day. If you find that it is not enough for your cravings, then you can increase your dosage or take it more frequently.


You may already be taking ginseng if you take a multivitamin, so look at what your vitamins have to see if you really need to take ginseng in addition.

Grape Juice

The biggest part of conquering your addiction and the symptoms of withdrawal is to get the toxins out of your body. Nicotine is one of those toxins, and once it is out, you should not experience any more cravings or withdrawal symptoms. Increasing your water intake is a great way to do so, but you can fight even harder by drinking grape juice daily. The acids in the juice are natural detoxifiers and they will rejuvenate your system and cleanse out the toxins faster.


It is the toxins that are causing you to feel cravings and that keep your energy levels down. By using detoxifiers you can boost your energy levels and start to feel better much faster.

103 Comments

  1. It is very helpful. I have been following the above 5 tips for the last 15 days. I am on day 25 since quitting smoking. Thank you.

  2. Great article ~ I would like to add the following in assisting anyone trying to quit cigarettes or anything toxic:

    # 1.
    Get a mini-trampoline / rebounder ( you can try to get one free from the freecycle organization in your town or area. Cheap ones cost $40. Great ones cost about $150. to $200. but are truly worth it!
    NASA proved that it is the only method of exercising that TOTALLY EMPTIES YOUR LYMPH SYSTEM ! which is your body’s garbage can actually.
    You don’t even have to bounce just bob on it and you will empty the TOXINS daily . . . start slow: 3min. and work up to 40 min. a day. Easy to do while you watch tv. Get one with a bar if you have balance challenges. In addition you will have abs and lose weight effortlessly. From day one you will feel your abdominal muscels getting stronger and stronger.

    #2.
    Buy some Burdock Root Vegetable from asian stores : called GOBO. or dig your own roots up as it grows everywhere. Just avoid near streets & car exhaust. The plant is the one that resembles rhubarb with huge leaves and sends up a stalk that has brown burrs that stick to your clothes and even your fingers. ( Velcro was invented from the burrs sticking action!!) Thinner roots are more tender : 1/2 ” thick to 1″ thick versus larger roots that will be woody and hard to cut and eat. You have to cook burdock to eat it ; don’t eat it raw. See Macrobiotic Recipes online for more great ways to cook this earthy and delicious tasting powerhouse gift from Nature!. It’s also great if not well or recuperating and need your energy back!

    #3 See an acupuncturist and they can give you herbs to boost your body’s healing ability so you have more power to quit. Some cities have Acup. Schools and the acup. and herbs will be more reasonably priced.

    #4 HeadSpace site to learn how to meditate. First month is free, Great Site!!!
    We all can benefit and heal much faster if we meditate because a calm still mind is the basis of all healing.

    #5 Sleep get lots of it and exercise outside in the sun as you will feel better than being cooped up watching some screen ~ right?!

    #6 Do something you love, be creative, think back to gradeschool or h.s. or college and maybe you took a class and loved it but let it go by the wayside.
    Do that creative thing for 15 min.. a day and watch it grow and replace mindless activities as now your soul is being truly fed!!

    #7 Homeopathy is a wonderful healing method and there are 3 remedies you can buy over the counter at a health food store like Vitamin Shoppe or Whole Foods or Fresh Thyme that sell them.
    The 3 remedies are:;;Staphysagria, Nux Vomica, Lobeliea ~ all help with the symptoms of Nicotine withdrawal. FOR EFFECTIVE DOSING: YOU MUST HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR MOUTH AND NOT HAVE EATEN ANYTHING BUT WATER FOR 20 MIN. BEFORE OR AFTER A DOSE OR IT WILL BE ERASED BY THE FOOD OR BEVERAGE. TOOTHPASTE OR MINTY ANYTHING BOOSTS THE TIME TO 2 HOURS AS IT ERASES THE DOSE EVEN MORE.

    Lastly, let this be a time for you to begin Loving Yourself !
    try to be kind to yourself as we all need love, gentle nurturing and tender mercies from ourselves to ourselves . . . for us to blossom into the wonderful human beings we are meant to be!

    Always mainain a joyful mind – – Pema Chodrun great wise funny author and Zen Nun

    Emily

    Prepare the burdock root by thinly slicing it or use a potato peeler to make thin slices as its a dense root that is brown. Wash it gently don’t peel off the outer brown skin: instead use a veg. brush. . . .w/ e.virgin olive oil and onions and carrots. Can also make that into a great soup by adding water and tamari soy sauce or miso. BURDOCK is amazing ~ it cleanses the blood like no other food on this planet! and does about 100 other amazing healthful things for your body.
    It makes you sleep well if you have it with your dinner. Google the benefits of Burdock and see what I mean.

  3. I hope these remedies work. I’ve been smoking for two years and I’m absolutely ready to be done with it. I have been taking vitamins and it helps me not crave for a couple hours. Thanks so much for more ways to abolish this.nasty habit.

  4. I have smoked since i was a teenager.I stopped and restarted but now i want to quit for good,Please help me my heart doctor says it can cause lung carcinoma and heart disease.He wants me to quit

  5. Thanks for the great tips. I desparately want to quit. I can quit with Chantix but, it’s expensive and I want to do it naturally. I started when I was 15. Stopped and started several times, I’m now 71. My Dr. says I have COPD and I don’t want to walk around with one of the tanks I see people come in with at my work place. I also saw a woman with the thing in her throat and I sure don’t want that. Grape juice what a great idea, had no idea. I do drink a lot of water.

    • Middy I am 62 and have COPD, I am currently battling a case of acute bronchitis-I am on oxygen-I use an inhaler on a daily basis. You would think not being able to breathe would make me want to quit but it’s very hard. I have done the cold turkey, that lasted a week-I have done the chantix, that was my most successful but a few months after being off the chantix I slowly started back up. I also am a 15 yr recovered alcoholic – so I know for a fact unless you 110% want to give up a addiction its not going to work. That’s the part I stress over-I like smoking to a point-it’s relaxing. I am going to give it my best shot.

  6. I really need to stop smoking bc it is expensive and it is good health challenging. I’m going to try these suggestions you gave and hopefully they will be my salvation also. I’ve never tried to quit smoking before and I am a 30 plus year addict, but if others can have success then surely I can as well.

  7. I quit 15 months ago with no withdrawal or any other unpleasant symptoms after over 25 years of smoking. I used special quit smoking herbal tea made by a Chinese therapist. It worked wonders,
    Cleansed my whole body system from toxins at the same time. Dranked the tea three times a day for
    five days, first time and only time with quitting success without a trip to the hospital with major withdrawal symptoms. Today I took my friend for akupuncture to quit smoking, her choice! I’m hoping it will be a success!!!

  8. Today is Sep 8 & I had my last cigarette on the 6th. The last couple days have been rough but ill walk to my local gas station tomorrow morning & get some grape juice & water. Im ready to be free.

  9. Day two of smoking for fifty years. I’ll try the grape juice. The patches don’t help but the Mr gum is helping a lot a lot of water also helps. I drink the flavored Propel water.

  10. Today is October 12 2016 i have decided to quit smoking. I think im going with the water way first. Any other suggestions from anyone that would help me please im so ready to give this bad habit up.

  11. I was a smoker for 18 years and i Stopped smoking 45 days ago.i preferd cold turkey which worked for me.

    Smoking is nt only a habit its a drug addiction .nicotine is addictive and tar is a killer.

    Anybody wanted to quit ,first understand why d u want to quit ,second understand all abt nicotine addiction.

    Every quit is different .all the best

  12. Did anyone find out what tea it is I’m really having a hard time quitting suffer from anxiety so don’t want to take any additional drugs really want to stop smoking

  13. Iam addict for smoke for last 30 years…
    I fed up by this bad habit…
    I want quit from smoke….
    Please show remedy…

  14. From experience, when you go for acupuncture the therapist will mix an herbal supplement for you. From what I understand they are made for you specifically and will be more/less effective if it was mixed for someone else.

    Best advice is to go for a visit! 🙂 good luck!!

  15. The inspirational messages would be good as long as they are not religious. I understand some people like that but I prefer to use more of my brain then faith.

  16. Good day! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  17. hi..i see all the comments on the tea but for some reason there are no answers. I just found a chinese tea on amazon..its called triple leaf tea chinese medicinal. Its got good reviews so I’m gonna try it. I just quit today with the patch for the 20th time..lol. 2 packs a day for 37 years. I feel like i lost my best friend..i know its ridiculous..lol

    • It’s crazy isn’t it, I feel like they are my best friend too, I am doing research today, because I am tired of being tired and feeling bad. I hope you have had great success

    • Cheryl yes nicotine is a drug, smoking is a addiction. Cigarettes have become our best friend, they are always there for us no matter what-Time to find a new best friend. I am 62 and have smoked for 40 years and have copd-I need to quit. Best of luck.

  18. On day 3 of quitting cold turkey and it’s been really rough but I feel like I’m starting to turn a corner. The water thing sounded silly to me but every time I am having a strong craving I drink a full glass of water and remind myself this feeling is only temporary and I get busy doing something else. It has really helped. I’m also taking 2,000 Iu of Vit D and a really good multi vit which I feel has helped a lot. Good luck everyone! Stick with it! Each cigarette we don’t smoke is adding time and health to our lives.

    • Kiki…I like the idea of a glass of water when you wanted to smoke-it helps flush out the toxins-I saw you posted march 24,2017 how are you doing?

  19. From what I understand about Chinese herbalism is that you do not buy a particular brand of tea, but you meet with a Chinese Herbalist and the herbalist proscribes the tea. Think of a doctor proscribing a medicine, the dose and medication may vary on patient to patient.

  20. Cheryl, how’s it going? And the effects of the tea for you? I stopped 6 days ago, after 34 years, I get the ‘losing your best friend’ thought. The book ‘easy way to stop smoking’ by Allen Carr, has been very helpful, too. No patch, just finally done! Happy to be done with morning congestion, too. Lol. And Congratulations to all of you on here that decided to take back your freedom !!!

  21. I agree Ive been smoking for more then 35 years have tried to quit many times. It is my best friend, but one of those friends that is nothing but trouble. i have tried just about everything. I will still keep trying! good Luck to everyone, just keep trying!

  22. All good stuff but beware cravings do not stop when ‘nicotine is out of your system’ the cravings are because there is no nicotine in your system and the receptors on your brain are sending signals that they want nicotine. the cravings stop when the receptors are gone, this takes time. you cannot ‘de tox’ the cravings away.

  23. Quit smoking on May 12, 2017 with nicoderm patch, still having cravings, but that should subside. I’m going to try the grape juice.

  24. I was told that ginkgo biloba helps, so I am going to try it, but I dont know the dossage or frquency to take, so if any knows please share,
    Thanks, Lauri

  25. I quit cold today this is the 8 time i’ve tried I’m done for real this time. I’ve noticed that working out keeping your hands busy and this quit smoking app I downloaded is great it’s really helping me with love councelors. The app is called smoke free very helpful. I hope this helps and please brothers and sisters pray for me to be successfull and I will do the same for you all.

  26. Tell yourself every day you have to quit. One day you will not smoke day 2 you won’t smoke. You must think not to break the chain by having just one cigarette. You must want to do it. No need for aids they only make you think about having a cigarette. Total abstinence is the only way. Sorry to go on.

  27. I quit smoking for 2 years, after smoking 20 years. When I moved back to California my sister kept sticking lit smoked in my face saying you didn’t really quit did you. I quit using patches. I know that when the patch was wear out, when I put on the new patch I felt high. Nicotine is definitely a horrid drug.

    I have to quit now or the new ortho Surgeon won’t replace my knee cap. I haven’t walked since April 7, 2016, when my honey and I were hit by a cocaine out woman in the crosswalk going 45. I suffered 18 breaks, but my right tibia and fibula were shattered and not repairable. Causing collapsing of my knee. So I am going cold turkey. Also homeopathic remedy is called quit Smoking. Really helps during the first 3 days. Also doing finger tea, chamomile and peppermint assist.

    I haven’t set my quit date but need to before I go to my first appointment with the new ortho. I also will be detoxifying with Milk Thistle Tincture, Echinachea and Golden Seal Tincture, and My allergy tjncture, Stinging Nettle and Horseradish Root.

    I had an herbal remedies book years ago that had a recipe for an herbal antismoking smoke. I am trying to find it and will post it when I do find it.

  28. I really Starting to worry as white lines have started to come up around my inside cheek, i googled it says luekoplakia..i want to stop smoking this has become a problem to me.!! Grape juice alone would be fine or should i take all these at different intervals..? Certainly i will increase my water intake. Thanks for the remedy but please advise.!!

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