stevia rebaudiana

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Enlarge picture


The HEALTHY SUGAR. Super sweet leaves that have no effect on your pancreas, blood sugar or insulin. Safe for diabetics. Although it’s really sweet, it actually reduces sugars in the system which displace calcium. Can actually be used for tooth and mouth care- mix with Pau d’arco, baking soda, licorice root and yucca root-Stevia sweetens the herbs and as an antiseptic to kill the acid and plaque forming bacteria.A good source of chromium, which helps in the regulation of blood sugar, which may help prevent diabetic cataracts, and also helps diabetics who often suffer from impotence. Antibiotic. Good source of saponins, which improve the absorption of other compounds taken with it.
References in periodicals archive ?
The insulin sensitive cells were further treated with 100 nM of human insulin (Himedia), stevioside and steviol (Sigma) in concentrations 1 [micro]M-100 [micro]M, crude preparation of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) leaf extract.
In 1989, it succeeded in the mass production of Stevia Extract Liquid, a product made mainly from the stems and partly from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, and soon after released the Stevia Extract Liquid healthy drink "Healthy Pocket" and a plant-activating Stevia Extract Liquid "Farm A".
A simple reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) technique has been developed to enable scientists to analyze the major steviol glycosides--the diterpene sweeteners derived from Stevia rebaudiana.
Steviol glycosides are extracted From the shrub Stevia rebaudiana that is native to Paraguay, where the leaves have a history of use as a sweetener for over a century.
Growing stevia for market; farm, garden, and nursery cultivation of the sweet herb, stevia rebaudiana.
The plant Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni has been used for decades in South America as a natural alternative to sugar.
Undoubtedly, this volume is a complete source of information on Stevia species, with particular focus on Stevia rebaudiana, a Paraguayan plant with intense sweetening constituents.
The results are published in an article entitled "Seed Germination in Stevia Rebaudiana.
Stevia is another sweetener with no calories that comes from a plant called Stevia rebaudiana.
The use of extracts of Stevia rebaudiana leaves as low calorie sweeteners are being explored in many countries.
Stevioside is the health sweetener with natural sweetness and low calorie as well as the medical auxiliary therapeutic agent extracted from stevia rebaudiana of asteraceae herbs, whose sweetness is 200-300 times that of sucrose while calorie is just 1/300 of that of sucrose.