STEVIAÂ Holy Grail of Sweeteners
ItÂ comes from the chrysanthemum family, it takes origin from northeastern Paraguay and parts of Brazil, and its medicinal properties have long been recognized among theÂ Guarani Indians, who had applied that for the treatment of wounds, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Today as toothpaste, mouthwash flu, a sweetener that helps to heal wounds, and when you read this it sounds a little unbelievable … but true.
The leaves is rich in many micronutrients such as iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and flavonoids and vitamin A and C. Stevia has anticancer effects too.
Is used as a remedy for the regulation of blood pressure, and it has been shown to that intake of stevia regulates upper and lower blood pressure.
Recent studies has shown that with stevia can be treated the emergence of osteoporosis.
Some scientist suggest daily 750-1500 mg of Stevia
That mean 250+mg three times daily
-treatment of wounds
–diabetes type 1 and 2
-reduces blood pressure
-for increasing the strength of the muscle
Stevia for weight loss
Studies have shown that glycosides from stevia affect the hypothalamus and the stomach, so it blocks hunger at the very beginning – in the central nervous system.
This effect can be achieved only by taking 15 drops of stevia extract just 20 minutes before a meal.
It isÂ an ideal component of any diet , and is increasingly used in the treatment of obesity .
Besides being used for weight loss, stevia reduces nausea, soothes heartburn, stimulates digestion and accelerates recovery after diseases of the digestive system .
Recent studies have shown that stevia has antiviral activity in rotavirus – the most common causes of diarrhea in children.
Stevia and Skin Care
Stevia can be used as a mask for the face, as it moisturizes and nourishes the skin, it tightens it, reduces wrinkles, irritation, soothes acne and has a beneficial effect on dermatitis and eczema.
Stevia as any other plant have its own side effects, especially when consuming in large quantities, and they are:
– muscle weakness