One of the most damaging habits is smoking and giving up on it can be really hard for most of the people. The addiction is caused by nicotine which forces the body to want more.

The more one smokes the more nicotine his/her body needs. Withdrawing cigarettes may be extremely difficult since your body needs time to get used to the lack of nicotine. The cravings for nicotine last pretty long while the physical symptoms usually disappear in a week.

The amazing herb which may help you withdraw cigarettes is called Stevia. It helps the body overcome the cravings for smoking and drinking by blocking the signals which the brain sends. Stevia has been used as a kind of sweetener and it belongs to the family of chrysanthemum, which is native to Paraguay.

Only a few drops of Stevia directly on your tongue will block the cravings for nicotine.
The Stevia powder or liquid can be found in almost every healthy food markets and supermarkets. Moreover, it helps the body to lose the excess weight and it regulates the blood tension as well.

If your skin suffers from acne or dermatitis this herb may treat this problem efficiently too. You can make mask to apply on your face which will soften, nourish and tighten your skin.

Read the following in order to learn how to grow Stevia at home:

This long-lasting herb needs a lot of sun, since it cannot survive in freezing conditions. However, if the root is well protected it can survive in both zone 8 and 9 or even warmer ones and it will grow again the next spring.

It has to be planted in loose, loamy, well-drained and good-quality soil. The size of the containers should be 12 inch and the plant should be exposed to direct sunlight. Water it only when the soil is dry.

The plant requires 18 inches free space and it will reach height of approximately 3 feet. Plant it after the frost and make sure you use mulch and compost to prevent it from drying during the summer.

To prevent rotting you should provide the plant with good drainage. You can see if the root is rotten if it keeps wilting even after the plant has been watered.

It blooms during the autumn and its flowers are white. In order to stimulate new leaves growth trim the flowers off.

The leaves are much sweeter in autumn while the taste is better after the blooming. To make the leaves last longer dry them in the sun.

Remove the tender stems, leaves and stems and strew them on a non metal screening or loosely woven material.

After they have been dried collect them and crush them either manually or by food processor until you get powder.

Store the powder in airtight containers and add it to your drinks or food.