Iahas-Stevia-Madhu Patra

Stevia (Madhu Patra)


Stevia Scientific Name

Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia Other Names

English: Stevia
Hindi: Steviya, Metthi Patti
Sanskrit: Madhu Patra

What is Stevia?

Stevia is a member of chrysanthemum plant family. It is a natural sugar substitute made from the leaves of the stevia plant, also known as Stevia Rebaudiana and is native to South America. Stevia is well known for its medical benefits and is great for treating diabetes as it promotes insulin production.
It’s hepatoprotective property protects and maintains liver, thus making a better choice compared to artificial sweeteners. Stevia helps in tightening the skin and preventing wrinkles thus prolonging the signs of aging. Stevia leaf powder is used for cholesterol management as it helps lowering bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol.

Common forms of Stevia

Leaves, Infusion, tablet, Oil, Powder

Stevia is commonly used for:

  • Managing hypertension
  • Preventing and treating Heart disease
  • Managing diabetes
  • Aiding weight loss
  • Curing liver disease
  • Preventing and managing kidney disease

Stevia Dosage

Leaves: ½ – 1 teaspoon, 1-2 times a day
Drop: 3-5 drops, 1-2 times a day
2-4 Tablets: 1-2 times a day

Stevia Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Bloating, nausea, Dizziness, Muscle pain.
Not so common side-effects: Numbness.
Pregnant and Nursing Mothers: Avoid use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Children: Not known.

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