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Quit Smoking Naturally - Natural Remedies To Help You Stop Smoking

Updated on January 22, 2015

So you want to quit smoking? The reason why doesn't matter so much - if it's for yourself, your children's health or it's simply too expensive - the main thing is that it's as easy and stress free as possible.

The market is always shoving toxic gums and chemical-ridden nicotine patches in our faces, so here are some harmless, side-effect free and completely natural alternatives for you to try!

Good luck!


This one is all about the dopamine. When you've finished your cigarette you're usually on a little high, yes? Or at least, "feel better now." That's because the nicotine releases the neurotransmitter dopamine. But ginseng prevents that buzz you get from the nicotine, therefore making your cigarette less enjoyable, almost pointless. Bloody clever, if you ask me!


Many people use lime as a healthy alternative to nicotine gum, claiming it as the non-toxic version. The tissues in the bodies of tobacco users are said to be more acidic, and lime juice alkalizes them.


Lobelia is actually found in a lot of quit-smoking products. Lobeline has the same reaction on the body as nicotine does, only natural and harmless. It also increases dopamine levels like cigarettes.


Ginger juice is known for helping with nausea, which is the main withdrawal symptom when giving up smoking.

Cayenne Pepper

You should take cayenne pepper daily to help suppress your nicotine cravings. What it does is it makes your respiratory system less sensitive to tobacco and other irritable ingredients in cigarettes.


Oats contain the following:

  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Folate

What's great about these ingredients is that they contain chemicals known as avenanthramides, which reduce stress and anxiety, lower high blood pressure and improve and strengthen your nervous system.

An extract can be taken from green oats which can calm withdrawal symptoms. therefore making the quitting process a lot easier.


Water is great for detoxing. Every time you get the urge to reach for a cigarette, drink a glass of water instead. This will help reduce both the craving and withdrawal symptoms.

Herbal Cigarettes

Herbal cigarettes don't contain any nicotine. This makes them perfect for smokers who tend to reach for a cigarette in certain situations, e.g. whether it be when they have a few minutes to "kill", when they're highly stressed, or if they simply want one with their cup of tea. You see, smoking can more about comforting to some, than the actual nicotine buzz they get. So herbal cigarettes can be good for the psychological side of quitting too.

Some herbal cigarettes contain carcinogenic ingredients so should only be used short-term.

Grape Seed Extract & Grape Juice

Drinking grape seed extract will help repair lung damage caused by smoking and the juice flushes nicotine out of your body.

Which methods have you tried when it comes to quitting smoking?

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Valerian is used to help people with stress, anxiety, restlessness and insomnia. It's also a muscle relaxant! So it's probably pretty helpful.


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