Scientific name: Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
Generic name: Folium Steviae
English names: Stevia, Sweet herb.
Farsi names: Estevia, Shirin giah.
Arabic names: Estifia.
Plant family: Asteraceae.
Organs Used: Leaves.
Type of active substance: Stevia leaf contain 6-18% Stevioside and its the most prevalent glycoside in the leaf. Other sweet constituents include steviolbioside, rebausiosides A-E, and dulcoside A.
Stevia health benefits: 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. 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. Stevia contains many sterols and antioxidant compounds, that can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Stevia can regulate blood pressure. As mentioned, stevioside is a type of glycoside, but there are other glycosides in stevia that can actually relax the blood vessels, increase urination, and facilitate the elimination of sodium from the body.
Geographic Distribution: Stevia is a genus native to subtropical and tropical regions from western North America to South America such as America, Brazil, Paraguay.
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