Even though smoking is detrimental habit, it does not prevent people from smoking.
Nicotine is one highly addictive substance, which makes the people crave for it and the more they smoke, they need it more and more.
When smokers do not take nicotine, they can feel great discomfort, which is a manifestation of the withdrawal phase.
The physical symptoms can stop in one week, but the cravings need longer time.
One recent German study showed that Stevia can be very helpful in the avoidance of alcohol and cigarettes.
It is a plant which is a member of the chrysanthemum family and is native to Paraguay.
It has been used as sweetener for long period. It inhibits the cravings and the signals sent from the brain.
So, if you are trying to give up smoking, you should start consuming a few drops of Stevia every day.
After experiencing a craving stroke, drop them directly on your tongue, so they will fight the cravings right away. It can be used in the form of liquid or powder, and you can find it in healthy food stores and supermarkets.
Stevia is also highly beneficial in the cases of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity as well. It nourishes the skin and it also tightens it, treats acne, and fights dermatitis.
This is how to grow Stevia at your own home:
Stevia cannot survive at freezing conditions, because it likes warm temperatures, and sun. Its root survives in zones 9 and warmer, and it also might grow again in spring.
If it is well protected, it can also survive at zone 8. You should plant the Stevia plant into 12 – inch containers, with high – quality soil.
Place it to be exposed to direct sunlight and water it always when the soil gets dry.
Leave the plant to have a space a space of 18 inches, in a well – drained, loamy, and loose soil.
The plant may reach a height of 1 – 3 feet. You should plant it after the end of the frost, and use nice compost.
In order to prevent drying in summer, use mulch. Also, do not use soggy soil, and make sure that it has good drainage. Note that the roots are rotten or attacked by insects if the plant wilts.
Trim off the flowers in fall, as it blooms then, so to stimulate the growth of new leaves.
The flowers are in white color, and in order to help the plant to release more leaves, clip off the blooms. The leaves are the sweetest in autumn, before it starts blooming.
Dry the leaves when they are plucked, so in that way you will be able to use them longer.
Cut off the stems and eliminate the leaves and tender stems. Scatter it on woven fabric or some non-metal surface and dry the leaves by exposing them on sun.
This process lasts for one day, and after that you should collect them and place them in some container. Then, crush them and make a powder.
Pour the ready powder into airtight containers and add it to your foods and drinks, in order to sweeten them.