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Stevia rotundifolia / Stevia Leaf Cut
£7.63 – £22.50
Stevia rotundifolia (or rebaudiana) is a plant species in the genus Stevia of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), commonly known as candyleaf, sweetleaf, sweet leaf, or sugarleaf.
Stevia is a tender perennial native to parts of Brazil and Paraguay that favours humid, wet environments, although the root does not tolerate standing water.
Stevia is widely grown for its sweet leaves, which are the source of sweetener products known generically as stevia and sold under various trade names.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anti-Diabetic – Because there are zero-calories and no real sugar components in Stevia, it has no significant effect on glucose levels for a diabetic. Some studies suggest a dose of the Stevia at 1,000 mg daily, reducing diabetes by about 18 per cent, while others recommend 250 mg taken 3 times daily.
Blood Pressure Reducing – Studies have shown that adding Stevia to the diet at a dose of between 750 and 1500 mg per day not only reduced high blood pressure but showed some diuretic effects and also eliminated excess sodium.
Digestive Complaints – Studies have shown that the use of Stevia aids in digestion, stomach upset, gastrointestinal functions and heartburn.
Gingivitis Treatment – Stevia has shown its effect on suppressing infectious organisms in the teeth and gums. It can help to inhibit plaque growth and overall oral health.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm