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Stevia is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, The active compounds are steviol glycosides, which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable. The legal status of stevia as a food additive or dietary supplement varies from country to country.
Stevia contains eight glycosides. These are the sweet components isolated and purified from the leaves of stevia.

These glycosides include Trusted Source:
• stevioside
• rebaudiosides A, C, D, E, and F
• steviolbioside
• dulcoside A
Stevioside and rebaudiosideA (reb A) are the most plentiful of these components.
Stevia leaves contain stevioside in a range of concentrations up to around 18 percent.
Aaccording to a 2009 study, stevia leaf powder may help manage cholesterol. Study participants consumed 20 milliliters of stevia extract daily for one month.
The study found stevia lowered total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and triglycerides with no negative side effects. It also increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Possible health benefits :
As an alternative to sucrose, or table sugar, using stevia as a sweetener carries the potential for considerable health benefits.
Stevia is considered “no-calorie” on the FoodData Central (FDC)Trusted Source.
The sweet-tasting components in stevia sweeteners occur naturally. This characteristic may benefit people who prefer naturally-sourced foods and beverages. The low calorie count qualifies Stevia to be a healthful alternative for diabetes control or weight loss.
Here are some of the possible health benefits of stevia.

I. Diabetes :- Research has shown that stevia sweeteners do not contribute calories or carbohydrates to the diet. They have also demonstrated no effect on blood glucose or insulin response. This allows people with diabetes to eat a wider variety of foods and comply with a healthful meal plan.

II. Weight control :- There are many causes of overweight and obesity, such as physical inactivity and increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fat and added sugars. Stevia contains no sugar and very few, if any, calories. It can be part of a well-balanced diet to help reduce energy intake without sacrificing taste.

III. Pancreatic cancer :- Stevia contains many sterols and antioxidant compounds, including kaempferol.
Studies have found that kaempferol can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 23 percentTrusted Source

IV. Blood pressure :- Certain glycosides in stevia extract have been found to dilate blood vessels. They can also increase sodium excretion and urine output.
A 2003 study showed that stevia could potentially help lower blood pressure. The study suggested that the stevia plant might have cardiotonic actions. Cardiotonic actions normalize blood pressure and regulate the heartbeat.

V. Children’s diets :- Foods and beverages containing stevia can play an important role in decreasing calories from unwanted sweeteners in the diets of children.
There are now thousands of products on the market containing naturally-sourced stevia, ranging from salad dressings to snack bars. This availability allows children to consume sweet foods and drinks without the added calories while transitioning to a lower sugar diet.

VI. Allergies :- In 2010, the European Food Safety Committee (EFSA) reviewed existing literature to determine if there was any cause for concern regarding the potential for allergic reactions to stevia.
Even the highly purified forms of stevia extract are highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. No cases of allergic reactionTrusted Source to stevia have been recorded since 2008.

How to Use :

The plant as a seedling and use the leaves fresh from the plant or dry them for later use.

1. Fresh Stevia Leaves:
Step 1 :Take 1 to 4 leaves from the Plant to sweeten a cup of tea.
Step 2 :Steep the fresh leaves along with your tea bag in one cup of hot water.
Step 3 :Chew two fresh leaves to curb sugar cravings. The sweet taste will remain in your mouth for up to an hour.

2. Dry Leaf Powder
Step 1 : Dry individual leaves between sheets of paper towel. When you can crumble the leaf easily, they are fully dried.
Step 2:Hang the branch upside down in a dark, cool area until the leaves are dry.
Step 3 : Grind the dry leaves with a mortar and pestle until you have a fine powder. Use the powder to sweeten breakfast cereal, beverages or use it in baking. Dry leaves are sweeter than fresh, and one teaspoon is equal to the sweetness of 10 teaspoons of sugar.

About this item
• 100% Natural & Organic Leaves from Our Cultivated Garden
• It is Non Toxic and Have No Side Effects

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100gm, 250gm, 50gm

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