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Stevia Herb

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Stevia Herb  

Also Known As – Stevia rebaudiana

Organically Grown USA

Overview - Stevia is a perennial plant from the Aster family that grows in South America. In tropical regions, stevia can grow as tall as 4 feet. Leaves are harvested before the plant flowers in late summer. On commercial farms, the herb is grown in long rows similar to growing tea. It can be grown as an annual or in a greenhouse in cooler regions of the world. It has been used as a natural sweetener by people in Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil for centuries with no adverse reactions recorded. Many times sweeter than sugar, very little is needed to sweeten foods and beverages. The herb is grown commercially in many countries in South America, Israel, Thailand and China.

Medicinal Uses – Internally, The herb is a good sweetener for diabetics as it actually can lower their blood sugar. It delays the absorption of sugar from the intestines, thus regulating the sugar levels that get into the blood stream. It may actually improve insulin sensitivity and encourage insulin production by the body. Studies show that it might also reduce blood pressure and improve the heart's muscle tone. It helps with weight loss. Externally, Stevia is antibacterial and can be used on the skin. Some studies also show that it may help prevent or delay tooth decay. It may also prevent plaque from adhering to the teeth and reduce the bacteria that create cavities and gum disease. It can be added to mouthwash and toothpaste to control the bacteria in the mouth.

Other Uses – Stevia has been used as a sweetener and food substance for over 400 years. It is a primary sweetener in countries like Japan and China, where it is found in foods and beverages. It can replace sugar in baked goods by altering the recipe.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - Combine with linden flowers, hawthorn flowers and leaves, chamomile, catnip, lemon balm and wintergreen for a calming herbal tea to aid a good night's sleep.

Parts Used – The leaves are used as a sweetener and medicinally.

Precautions - Stevia is nontoxic and studies have not shown any adverse reactions. In excessive doses, it may increase the actions of antihypertensive and antidiabetic medicines.

Suggestions - The herbal remedy can be found as powdered extract, dried, and liquid. Stevia powder can be mixed into recipes according to directions as a sweetener.

Disclaimer - These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

 

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  1. I was so happy to find this nice unfinished product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Aug 2015

    I need to make toothpaste and killed my Stevia plant last month. I was so happy to find this nice unfinished product. The taste is perfect - not too sweet yet green. Thank you!


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