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Friday, November 13, 2009


I am so happy to write this article because of that smile going to come on the face of a Diabetic patient. You can throw away your artificial sugar tablets or capsules now itself. Yes, natural sugar is on its way. Not simply natural sugar, it’s a plant that tastes 300% than sugar.

Sweet Honey Leaf


Scientific Name:
Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni

Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family which grows wild as a small shrub and is native to Brazil  and Paraguay. The glycosides in its leaves, including up to 10% Stevioside, account for its sweetness. The leaves contains Stevioside and RebaudiosideA, substances that is 300 times sweeter than table sugar, without no calories and is not broken down by heat.

Sugar plant History :

These leaves are used to sweeten native beverages since Pre-Columbian times. In 1887, Scientist Antonio Bertoni first recorded its usage by native tribes. Stevia leaves have been used by Guarani Indians in Paraguay as a soothing tonic for stomach ailments

Sugar Plant Now: 

Around 60% of the sweeteners in the market in Japan, China are products from Stevia. Stevia occurs naturally, requiring no patent to produce it. Stevia and Stevioside approved as food additive and sweetener in many countries including Malaysia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and India. Many countries are doing much research in the process of approval.

Diabetic patients can use these leaves as an alternate for sugar. These sweet leaves provide the taste of sugar without increasing the sugar or glucose level in the body. Besides this, these leaves are also good for heart patients as it smooth the cardiovascular function.

Advantages of Stevia - wonder sugar plant

Stevia is an all-natural herbal product that offers much safety

Stevia is sweeter than sugar and can replace sugar in Diabetic patients.

Stevia shown some  anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity.

Stevia as a mouthwash helps improve problem of bleeding gums.

Stevia extracts shown some effects on acne,dermatitis, eczema and seborrhea.

Stevia reportedly shown rapid healing on cuts and wounds.

Stevia has proven results in controlling blood pressure and as a cardiac tonic

Stevia is a zero-calorie sweetener and is carbohydrate-free that helps to regulate blood sugar level

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