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Best Home Remedies to Help Quit Smoking 2018-04-16T16:30:32+00:00

Best Home Remedies to Help Quit Smoking

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As more people become aware of the dangers tobacco products present to human health, the demand for smoking cessation aids continues to increase at a rapid pace. While many pharmaceutical remedies are effective, they can become rather expensive for those who are living on a budget.

Luckily there are some remedies which may be done at home for little cost, often using items you already have, or ones you can find easily at the store.

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.


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Ginger

As 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

If 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.

Detoxing Your Body

While the concept of detoxifying your body using herbs and tonics is debatable, the body does do a good job of detoxifying itself. There are things you can do to help this process move along more swiftly.

Drinking enough water is one of the best ways to help your body detoxify itself. Your body is made mostly of water, and most people do not drink nearly enough. When you give up cigarettes, make sure you are drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water per day. You can also drink half your bodyweight in ounces per day as well, if that helps you remember more easily. For instance, if someone weighed 200 pounds, they would need to drink 100 ounces of water each day.

Distracting Yourself

The nicotine in tobacco products is what makes them so addicting. When you give up smoking cold turkey, you may suffer from some major withdrawal symptoms ranging from nausea to irritability to jitters.

One way to ensure you don’t give in to the urge, is to distract yourself from your cravings. This may mean something different for different people. For instance, you might engage in one of your favorite hobbies so as to not think about smoking. Some find success with chewing gum whenever they feel the urge to smoke, according to WebMD. In some cases the action of chewing on something, such as gum or food, eases the cravings.

Offer Yourself Incentives

Some smokers find that all they need is a little incentive to stop smoking. WebMD mentions a smoker whose family member offered money for each day she didn’t smoke a cigarette. For others, just thinking about what could be purchased using money formerly spent on cigarettes is enough to encourage them to quit. Make a list of some things you have wanted to purchase but haven’t. Determine how long you will have to go without smoking to save the money you need to make your purchase. Another incentive is taking a trip. Determine how many packs of cigarettes it will cost to take this trip, and begin right away. Having something to look forward to and having a more concrete goal just might make the process that much easier.

Eating Healing Herbs

There are some herbal remedies which may help offset some withdrawal symptoms related to quitting nicotine. According to Home Remedy Shop, ginger may help alleviate nausea withdrawal symptoms, while oatmeal could help the body detoxify itself faster. Studies have also shown that some herbs, such as St. John’s Wort, may also lessen the urge to smoke.

 

14 Comments

  1. Simonette zulu
    Simonette zulu September 19, 2017 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Will try it coz I really wants to quit ASAP

    • Zanele
      Zanele January 3, 2018 at 7:17 am - Reply

      hi Simonette Zulu, did you manage to quit smoking? please tell me how?
      I need help ASAP

  2. Patricia A Kennedy
    Patricia A Kennedy October 29, 2017 at 6:01 am - Reply

    I want to quit so bad. I need a way.

  3. Kendra Griffin
    Kendra Griffin November 14, 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for the information. I really want to quit smoking so I’m going to give these remedies a try. Thank you again…

  4. Camillya
    Camillya December 8, 2017 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Thank you. I’m going to attempt these remedies.

  5. Jo ramos holmes
    Jo ramos holmes December 22, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Fabulous information will give to my patient who smokes 3 packs of cigarettes a day.

  6. Mizlovely
    Mizlovely December 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    wow… very good home remedy’s, didn’t know so many were in the home.. very good info.

    Thanks,

  7. Nancy Myers
    Nancy Myers December 30, 2017 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I have to quit smoking now but I did it before and I did not do so good I have to safe money now it so much money I loss

  8. Lorraine Jeter
    Lorraine Jeter January 4, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Wil pray its not too late LOL

  9. Tilak
    Tilak January 13, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Thank for these information.i want quit smoke.

  10. Regina
    Regina February 22, 2018 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    The water really works.

  11. Sonya Parker
    Sonya Parker February 26, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I want to quit so bad. I just found out that I have Severe Bronchitis and emphysema and willing to do just about anything. I hate Water But will make it my Best Friend. Have this worked for anyone? Please do share!

  12. Inara
    Inara March 4, 2018 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I’m trying to help my mom quit smoking so thanks for these tips!

  13. Mary Tyler
    Mary Tyler April 20, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the info home remedies work better any way. Going to start today, let’s pray and believe God he can make it happen.

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