Smoking adds nicotine to the blood which creates rapid addiction, home remedies to quit smoking can help in combating the urge to smoke and symptoms of withdrawal when one stops this habit. The symptoms can be nausea, frustration, high appetite, lack of concentration and headaches.
Lobelia is the best home remedy to quit smoking, as it can reduce the craving to smoke and helps in quitting. Lobelia also controls the symptoms of withdrawal like nausea, hunger and irritation effectively. Cayenne also helps in reducing the urge to smoke and also helps in curing the lungs damaged by smoking. Some evidences have shown that keeping a bit of salt on the tip of the tongue also reduce the urge to smoke and helps in quitting this habit. Herbs like tabacum and staphysagria also help in reducing craving.
Licorice root is a popular home remedy to quit smoking, chewing root of licorice brings down the addiction to nicotine and reduce the urge to smoke. Another very effective remedy is drinking a glass of carrot juice mixed with two teaspoons of honey everyday, this juice reduces crave for smoking. Appalachia is another herb used as home remedy. Chewing this herb helps in reducing oral fixation related to smoking.
Oat has been used from a long time as a home remedy to quit and reduce smoking, it not only helps in reducing crave for smoking in those people who are trying to quit but can also bring down the number of cigarettes smoked by the person who is not trying to quit. Ginger root and lobelia root chewed together also helps in reducing the urge to smoke and treat symptoms of withdrawal like nausea and headaches effectively.
Increased intake of vitamin A, C and E is necessary to control the damage caused by smoking. Intake of these vitamins as supplement or in organic form helps the body in rebuilding the damaged membranes and immunity system, which eventually helps in controlling the symptoms of withdrawal and reducing the urge for smoking in a person who has quit this habit. Coenzyme Q10, 200 mg per day, is a good anti-oxidant which helps in improving blood supply to the brain and protects lungs and heart. Grape juice or grape seed extract is another home remedy to quit smoking which helps in reducing the urge for smoking and controlling the damage caused to the lungs and brain by smoking.
Psychological treatments also work as home remedy to quit smoking, removing the smell of tobacco is an important one. Tobacco smell settled in hands and clothes initiate and increase the urge for smoking in the subconscious mind. Washing hands with lemon juice and later with soap and water and hanging clothes over a hot bath tub with some vinegar mixed in it, before washing them, removes tobacco smell from them. Increased in take of foods which are alkaline in nature also works as effective home remedy to quit smoking, vegetables like spinach, figs, raisins, beet green and dried lima beans helps in quitting this habit. Almond and dandelion greens are also helpful to quit smoking.