Thursday, February 6, 2014


Stevia extracts or stevia sugar are 300% sweeter and stevia leaves are 30% sweeter when compared to normal sugar.Hence it is called as Sweet leaf, Sugar leaf. Stevia rebaudiana is the botanical name. Stevia medicinal properties were found by Japanese and it was slowly spread to Thailand,Malaysia and Taiwan. Stevia leaves native to south america and used from ancient times.  

Nutritional value with Stevia:
  • Stevia leaves can be taken by diabetics to control sugar levels in the body.
  • Stevia leaves not only controls diabetes and also controls blood pressure ,hypertension, stomach burns, heart problems ,skin diseases and act as anti aging agent.
  • Stevia leaves can control mouth cancers when they chewed and act as a mouth freshener.
  • Stevia leaves contains no calories thus it will not increases glucose levels in the body.
  • Stevia is very good in reducing obesity and tooth problems.
  • Stevia exhibits anti-bacterial,anti-fungal and anti viral properties and increases body resistance very quickly.
  • Stevia is anti-diarrheal, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor  and diuretic which helps in lowering uric acids levels in the body.
  • Stevia improves insulin sensitivity and improves production of insulin in the body and helps to fight against diabetes.
  • Stevia leaves used by South Americans as folk medicine to treat obesity and infections.
  • Stevia concentrate(2 to 3 drops) when added to shampoo while doing head bath it controls dandruff and makes hair healthy.
  • Stevia eliminates mouth sores and helps in treating gingivitis, tooth cavities and tooth decay.
  • Stevia tea eliminates indigestion, heart burns and controls stomach upsets.
  • Stevia increases calcium absorption in the body and helps to gain bone density.
  • Stevia leaves can be used as skin ointment to treat wrinkles and skin rashes. It can be applied as facial mask.
  • Stevia contains essential minerals which supports health such as phosphorus, calcium, proteins, vitamins, magnesium, zinc, sodium and other minerals.
  • Stevia grounded powder(dry or fresh) can be used as substitute of sugar.
Cautions with Stevia:
  • Stevia is a natural substitute of sugar and it has zero to minute side effects.
  • Research was going on stevia and its health benefits but no clinical reports yet not released.
  • More clinical studies states that Stevia is more effective in treating Type 2 diabetes.
  • Some of experiments states that stevia can cause low blood pressure.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Drug Administration of the US suggested 4mg per kg of body weight is acceptable intake of stevia.
  • Pregnent women and people suffering from serious health disturbance's should take advise of doctor before consumption.


Post a Comment