We are sure that there no men in the world who do not know that smoking is a detrimental habit but this does not prevent people from smoking. The main substance in a cigarettes is nicotine which is a highly addictive substance which makes people crave for it, and the more they smoke, the more they need it.
When people who is addicted to cigarettes do not take nicotine, they feel great discomfort, which is a manifestation of the withdrawal phase. The physical symptoms will stop in a week, but the cravings need more time.
A recent German study showed that one plant can be of great help in the avoidance of alcohol and cigarettes. This plant is Stevia and it is a member of the chrysanthemum family and is native to Paraguay. It has been used as a sweetener for long. It is excellent in the fight against obesity and also helps in the treatment of diabetes and hypertension, and most importantly, it kills any desire for nicotine. It can be used as a mask for skin care as it nourishes, tightens and makes it smooth.
So, if you want to give up smoking, you should start consuming a few drops of Stevia daily.
When you experience a craving stroke, drop the drops of Stevia directly on the tongue, and they will fight the cravings right away. You can find Stevia in the form of liquid and powder, and you can purchase it from healthy food stores, and supermarkets.
This plant cannot survive in freezing conditions because it likes warm temperatures and the sun. The stevia’s root survives in zones 9 and warmer and might grow again in spring.
You should plant the Stevia root in 12-inch containers, with high-quality potting mix. Expose it to direct sunlight and water it regularly when the soil is dry.
Leave the plant to have a space of 18 inches, in a well-drained, loamy, and loose soil. It might reach a height of 1-3 feet. Plant it after the end of the frost, and use nice compost.
Mulch the plant in order to prevent it from drying during the summer. Make sure you do not use a soggy soil and it has a proper drainage. If the plant wilts, it may have been attacked by insects of the roots is rotten.
You should trim the flowers in autumn in order to stimulate the growth of new leaves and promote blooms. Its flowers are white, but if you want to stimulate more leaves, clip off its blooms. Stevia’s leaves are the sweetest in autumn, before the plant starts blooming.
Dry the plucked leaves in order to use them longer. Cut whole stems and strip the leaves and tender stem tips. Place them on non-metal or woven fabric surface and dry them in the sun.
For drying the leaves, you will need only one day and then place them in a container. After that crush the leaves into a powder. Store the powder in an airtight container.