Stevia is a leaf extract that produces a non-carbohydrate sweetener. Although it is sweeter than sugar, stevia helps maintain even blood sugar levels, making it an attractive alternative sweetener for diabetics.

In high concentrations, stevia can sometimes leave a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste.

Region: South America

Health Benefits

Blood Sugar Helps regulate blood sugar.
Digestion - General Aids digestion. Reduces gas.
Hair Added to soap can relieve dandruff, improves luster of hair, and helps retain natural hair color.
Skin Can be applied topically to soften and tighten the skin and smooth wrinkles. May be applied directly to blemishes, acne outbreaks, or mouth sores.
Teeth and Gums Added to toothpaste or mouthwash, inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.