Everyone knows that smoking is unhealthy and extremely dangerous, but smokers don’t seem to be bothered by that fact.
Nicotine is a substance that is extremely addictive, and the more you smoke, the more need for nicotine you have. When people that are smoking don’t take nicotine, they will start to feel uneasy, which comes as a result of the stage of withdrawal. The physical symptoms will be gone in a few weeks, but the cravings and the mental part of the nicotine needs will stay for a longer period of time.
A study that was recently conducted in Germany, showed that Stevia is a plant that can greatly help when it comes to the prevention of alcohol and cigarettes.
This plant has been used as a sweetener for a long time, and it has the ability to prevent and suppress cravings, by blocking the signals that the brain sends to the body. So, if you are an individual that likes to stop smoking, you need to try consuming a few drops of Stevia, every day.
When you feel that you need a cigarette, you need to put one drop on your tongue, and you will notice that the cravings will begin to go away. Stevia is a plant that can be consumed in a form of liquid and powder, and you can purchase it in supermarkets and in health food stores.
This plant can also help you fight diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. It can also tighten and nurture your skin, and fight dermatitis and treat acne.
How to grow this plant in your backyard?
Stevia is a plant that cannot survive freezing conditions because it depends on the sun and warm temperatures. The root of the plant can survive in areas that are warmer, and it will regrow during the springtime.
The plant needs to have a space of about 18 inches, and it needs to be in a loose, well-drained and fertile soil. It can reach a height of up to three feet. Keep in mind that you need to use a nice compost.
To prevent the plant from dying, you should use mulch during the summer. Do not, in any case, use soggy soil, and make sure that the plant has a good drainage.
Stevia blooms in during the fall, so make sure that you cut the flowers off, in order to trigger the growth of new leaves. When you pluck the leaves, take them and let them dry, because this way, you will be able to use them for a longer period of time. When they are dry, cut the stems off.
In the end, squash the leaves and make the powder. Then, transfer the powder to an air-tight container and you can later add it to your foods and drinks.