Smoking nowadays is one of the most harmful habits. No matter how bad it is, it’s very difficult for people to quit smoking since it’s kind of addiction. The addiction occurs because of the substance called nicotine.
The hardest part of quitting smoking is when you don’t intake nicotine, and your body craves for more and more. Nicotine cravings make life difficult and they can last for more than a week. Therefore, in today’s article, we are going to introduce you with an herb which will help you quit smoking easily. It’s called Stevia.
According to a German study conducted recently, Stevia blocks the craving signals which the brain sends us in order to ask for nicotine. Stevia, most of the time, is used as a sweetener because it originates from Paraguay and belongs to the Chrysanthemum family.
So, next time you have cigarette craving, put a few drops of Stevia on your tongue and see how the cravings will be gone quite soon. You can find Stevia in both powders or in liquid form in almost all health food stores. This herb will help you to lose some weight and to regulate the blood pressure. Stevia contains properties which fight against acne and dermatitis. You can also use it as a facial mask for the soft and nourished skin.
Here’s how to grow Stevia at home:
Stevia needs the sun and it cannot survive in freezing conditions. Ensure that your plant is put in the well-drained good-quality soil which is loamy and loose. Make a hole in the soil of 12-inches and put the plant in it. Leave it to stay in direct sunlight. Whenever you see the soil is dry, water it.
Provide 18 inches of free space for your plant since it is going to grow 1-3 feet in height. Take care of it and wait for the freezing season to pass. Then, plant the Stevia plant. To prevent the drying process in summer, use compost and mulch. You need to prevent rotting with good drainage. To determine whether the roots of your plant are rotten, see if it’s wilting after you watered it.
Stevia blooms in autumn with white flowers. Trim off the flowers in order to stimulate the new leaves’ growth. These leaves are sweeter in autumn. Before the plant blooms, the taste is better. To last longer, dry the leaves directly in the sun.
First, remove the stems and leaves. Then, scatter them on woven fabric. One day is enough for them to dry. After that, gather them and crush them with a food processor or by hand until they become powder. Keep the Stevia in powder form in airtight containers and start adding it into any drinks or food. Enjoy its amazing effect.
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