THE MOST SWEETEST HERB IN THE WORLD ( STEVIA PLANT)

 
Stevia plant
Stevia is a natural, safe, delicious and the most sweetest herb to use replacement of  sugarcane sugar. It is a small perennial medicinal herb that belongs to the family of Asteraceae. Botanical name of this herb is Stevia Rebaudiana
Common names of this plant are honey leaf plant, sweet cherry santhem, sweet leaf, etc.

Stevia is grown on smaller plots of land and provides supplement income to more common place crops. It grows 2 to 4 feet height with slender branches stems and flourishes well all over the temperate and some parts of tropical regions. It is commercially produced in China, Japan, Thailand, Paraguay and Brazil. China is the leading exporter of stevia products. 

The stevia plant's leaves has been used for more than 1500 years by the Gurani peoples of South American countries like Brazil and Paraguay to sweeten local teas and medicine as a sweet treat.

Stevia is valued most for its sweet leaves and it is having ability to replace sugar in a diet.Natural dried stevia leaves are awailable in the market this is better than processed stevia sugar.

Stevia plant contains lots of nutrients and plant chemicals like glycosides, steviosides, rebaudiosides, antioxidant compounds, kaempferol, sterols, flavonnoids, tannins, triterpenes, caffecic acid, kaempferol, quercetin, iso quertin, fiber, chlorogenic acid, isosterol, iron, protein, vitamin A, C, D, E and F, magnesium and sodium.
Steviosides is the main glycoside of stevia plant.

Intake of stevia leaf instead of sugarcane sugar will helps to
  • alleviates blood pressure
  • boosts bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • prevent cancer
  • controls diabetes
  • treating eczema and dermatitis
  • prevents cavities and gingitivitis
  • removes dandruff and acne anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial activity gives dandruff free hair. Just add few drops of stevia extract in your shampoo use it regularly.
  • make a paste of the leaves or apply extract to a pimples and leave it for over night. Reduces wrinkles, fine lines which inhibit the breakdown of skin cells.
  • reduce the sebum production and also enhances the life span of the skin cells as stevia plant contains retinoic acid. Add few drops of stevia extract in your tooth paste or gargle with the mouth wash of decoction of stevia plant. 
  • reduce the heartburn and indigestion as glycosides in stevia soothes an irritated stomach drinking cup of tea combats the heartburn.
  • lose weight as it contains no calories.
  • It can be used as a sweetener.
  • It heals wounds faster and is useful to treat infectious sores and athlete's foot.

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