Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana)

Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana) is a natural sweetener that can be even 200-300 times sweeter than granulated sugar. Clinical studies have shown that it lowers blood sugar. It is recommended for people who have diabetes or are prone to it.

Stevia powder and its whole leaves are available.

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Description

General Informations

Stevia (Latin name: Stevia Rebaudiana) belongs to the Asteraceae family. It grows in humid climates and is therefore found in countries such as Brazil and Paraguay. From the leaves of the plant is extracted sweetener stevia, which can be 200-300 times sweeter than granulated sugar.

Health Benefits and Uses

The leaf powder is often mixed or added to tea or beverage mixtures. Generally, it is used instead of sugar. Clinical studies have shown that consuming this sweetener in doses that do not exceed the recommended level does not affect blood sugar levels. As a result, it is preferred by diabetics or people with a predisposition to diabetes. It also helps with weight loss as it has zero calories.

Available Forms

  • Powder
  • Whole leaves
  • Slightly crushed leaves

Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.