July 28, 2022


Quit Smoking thanks to Grandma's Tips

Do you want to quit smoking? Have you thought about grandma's tips to reduce the symptoms of smoking cessation and quit smoking with peace of mind?

Ex-smokers face several difficulties when they start to give up smoking. Nicotine replacement products can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. You can also count on the support of those close to you, such as friends and family. Speaking of family, have you thought about grandma's tips for quitting smoking? We don't think about them enough, but these often natural grandmotherly tips exist, and some former smokers believe they helped them. Grandma's tips for quitting smoking are based on using plants, essential oils, and ingredients in our kitchens.

Precautions to take to use these grandmotherly tricks safely

Before we get to the heart of the matter, we'd like to remind you of something. Natural does not mean safe. Plants and essential oils can be helpful, but they can also be dangerous if misused if you suffer from medical problems, or if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. If you're not a connoisseur, always ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice, and obtain these items from approved pharmacies! As for essential oils, use them sparingly. Overuse can be dangerous and counterproductive, so be careful.

Having taken these precautions, let us also remind you that the effectiveness of these grandmotherly tricks has not been scientifically proven, which means that they could very well be placebo effects.

Grandma's herbal teas for surviving withdrawal

We've been around plants since man first appeared on the planet, yet we often forget to turn to them for help with everyday ailments. This was not the case with our grandmothers and forefathers, who, unlike us, knew the virtues of plants inside out.

Would you also like to use plants to help you stop smoking, but your knowledge in this area is limited? Don't panic, Kwit has put together a list of plants and roots you can use to limit the effects of smoking cessation.

  • To combat the symptoms of sleep disorders, drink infusions of valerian, chamomile, or passionflower.

  • To combat stress symptoms, drink infusions of St. John's wort, verbena, or ginseng root, a medicinal plant renowned for its therapeutic virtues.

  • To combat cough symptoms, drink infusions of hyssop or verbena. Add a spoonful of honey to soothe your throat, which can become irritated by coughing. However, nothing can replace the advice of a doctor, and these plants should only be used in conjunction with specialist advice.

  • To compensate for the lack of gesture induced by smoking, think licorice sticks! In our grandmothers' days, licorice sticks were a much-loved treat among children!

Your grandmother's favorite foods to help with withdrawal

After quitting smoking, you may be tempted to snack. Why not choose fruit and vegetables instead of sweets and other processed foods? Not only are they better for your health, but they can also help you combat withdrawal symptoms!

Kiwi is perfect for helping with withdrawal-related digestive problems! It has a laxative effect, which can help you relieve constipation.

Green vegetables are perfect allies during withdrawal. They are rich in magnesium, a mineral that is less present in smokers, as cigarettes prevent their proper absorption by the body through the diet. Cucumbers have many benefits. Firstly, they are a slimming ally thanks to their high water content, which facilitates drainage in the body.

Oranges, carrots and lemons are grandmothers' favorite foods to help with smoking cessation. They are full of vitamins A, C and E. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin against irritation, inflammatory reactions, and pollution. However, it also helps the immune system fight disease and is a considerable energy source. It has been proven that smokers have a vitamin C deficiency of 30% compared to non-smokers. And there's nothing like biting into a carrot to replace the automatic gestures induced by smoking!

Finally, it's not strictly a food, but rather a drink: drink lots of water.

A grandmother's recipe to get rid of envy

We have one last remedy to help you overcome those tough cravings.

First of all, you should know that shifting your attention away from the cigarette and focusing your mind on something other than your craving helps it to pass.

So we suggest you cook up a little grandma's remedy that takes 15 minutes to make and will help occupy your mind and make your cravings pass.

As well as the containers, it requires seven different ingredients, but for those you don't already have in your cupboards, they can all be found in supermarkets and easily reused :


  • ¼ of grapefruit > for its vitamins A and C

  • ¼ orange > for vitamins C and B9

  • 3g oregano > for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties (helps with coughs)

  • 10 mL chamomile infusion > for its calming effect

  • 15 mL jojoba oil > for its skin pH regulating benefits

  • 15 mL olive oil > for its anti-inflammatory benefits

  • 15 mL coconut oil > for its skin-soothing and moisturizing properties


  1. Squeeze the citrus fruits.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. You may need to melt the coconut oil in the microwave or bain-marie for a few moments before adding it.

  3. Stir until smooth.

  4. Transfer to sterilized jars.

This remedy will be kept for two weeks if prepared under optimal hygienic conditions and placed in well-sterilized jars. Use it whenever you feel the urge to smoke. You can put it on absorbent cotton to inhale or place a few drops under your nose or upper lip.


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