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Latin Name(s): Stevia Rebudiana
English Name(s): Sweetleaf
Sanskrit / Indian Name (s):
Cure for: Stevia is the world's only all-natural sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index. These attributes make stevia a good herbal substitute to sugar or chemical sweeteners.
Stevia is 30 times sweeter than sugar, but it does not have the neurological or renal side effects of some of the artificial sweeteners. Especially popular as a sweetener for coffees and teas, Stevia can also be used in cooking and baking, helping you reduce your calorie intake and stay healthy. It also helps to keep the body's blood sugar in balance hence it is beneficial for diabetics. It is also low caloric and aids weight management. Stevia possess anti-fungal and anti-bacterial property also and can be placed directly to cuts and wounds for more rapid healing, without scarring. It has shown effective results when applied to acne, seborrhea, dermatitis, eczema, etc. Stevia also help to improve digestion, increase energy levels and mental activity. It also helps to reduce desire for tobacco and alcoholic beverages. Mild Stevia leaf tea offers excellent relief for an upset stomach. It can be safely used in herbal medicines, tonics and also in the daily usage products like mouthwashes, and tooth pastes.
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