Here we report an extract of stevia scientific
The first news of the existence of Stevia rebaudiana dates back to its use by the indigenous Guarani who called caa - ehe ( sweet grass ) and used it to cover the bitter taste dell'Ilex paraguayensis with which he prepared an exciting brew called " Mate " .
Initially it was described by the Paraguayan botanist Moises Santiago Bertoni ( 1857-1929 ) , Asuncion , such as Eupatorium rebaudianum , it was exactly then classified in the genus Stevia , by William Botting Hemsley ( 1843-1924 ) . The species name , " rebaudiana ," is the was given in honor of the chemist who first studied Rebaudi the chemical characteristics of the substances contained in the plant sweeteners .
Stevia ( Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni fam . Asteraceae) is a perennial plant , very resistant to frost, usually grown as a semi- perennial in extremely cold places, with hermaphrodite flowers very small , numerous and whitish, collected in inflorescence .
It looks like a seedling unpretentious , vaguely resembling a basil plant , green leaves
ACTIVITIES AND PROPERTIES
Stevioside , no-calorie sweetener plant , has assets antitumorali, antinfiammatorie, antidiabetic and immunomodulanti.
Stevia has been shown in experimental studies , although they are not harming your teeth and have an effect antipertensivo evaluated ( Phytotherapy Research) in people with moderate hypertension type where it turned safe and tolerable.
In medicine Stevia is used today , especially for those suffering from glicemia, care pelle ( effective against acne , dehydration , wrinkles and skin blemishes ) and the treatment of ' ipertensione.
Given its properties , stevia can also be effective to deal with the diabetes , overweight and other similar disorders associated with consumption of sugars.
The leaves are used in Asia as a sweetener in a ' variety of food and drink .
In South America it is used for centuries as a sweetener but also as a medicinal plant. In Brazil used in folk medicine as a remedy for diabetes .
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