STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAVES ARE A GENUINE HEALTHY SUBSTITUTE FOR SUGAR IN TEAS, DRINKS, FOOD WITHOUT ANY OF THE SUCROSE EFFECTS.
IF YOU HAVE UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO GET RID OF A SMOKING HABIT, CHEWING WHOLE DRIED LEAVES OF STEVIA MAY BRING THE SOLUTION : WHILE NICOTINE GUM LEAD TO A SECOND ADDICTION, WHILE LICORICE REPEATED INTAKE CAUSES SERIOUS HEART PROBLEMS AND ANXIETY, AND FOOD INTAKE INCREASES WEIGHT, CHEWING SEVERAL WHOLE DRIED STEVIA LEAVES WILL HELP YOU EFFICIENTLY SUPPRESS YOUR CRAVING FOR SMOKE, RELEASING THE LICORICE TASTE THAT ALL SMOKERS LOVE. STEVIA WHOLE LEAVES WILL IN THE SAME TIME DETER THE DESIRE FOR FOOD BY REGULATING BLOOD SUGAR
NOTA : STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAVES DO NOT RELEASE A LICORICE TASTE IN FOOD AND DRINKS IF THE AMOUNT OF LEAVES IS NOT IN EXCESS.
IF YOU ARE ON A DIET CHEWING DRIED WHOLE LEAVES WILL HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
THIS HEALTHY SUBSTITUTE THAT TASTES EVEN BETTER THAN USUAL SUGAR HAS, IN THE FORM OF WHOLE LEAVES AN UNPARALLELED EFFICIENCY FOR WEIGHT LOSS : THEIR CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT NOT ONLY REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR, IT ALSO REDUCES THE CRAVINGS FOR SWEETS AND FATTY FOODS, SO CHEWING A FEW LEAVES REDUCES HUNGER WHILE BRINGING A RICH SWEET AND SOFT LICORICE TASTE, WITH MINERALS, FIBERS AND OTHER HARD TO FIND BUT ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
SUPPRESS APPETITE BY EATING SWEET AND USEFUL ! TRY CHEWING WHOLE DRIED LEAVES OF STEVIA REBAUDIANA TODAY ! CHEWING DRIED WHOLE LEAVES BRINGS LONG LASTING PROTECTION AGAINST FOUL BREATH. THEY ALSO SUPPRESS THE GROWTH OF DENTAL PLAQUE. LEAVES OF STEVIA CONTAIN AN ABUNDANCE OF ANTIOXIDANT POLYPHENOLS AND FLAVONOIDS THAT INHIBIT ORAL BACTERIA CAUSING THE FOUL SMELLING VOLATILE COMPOUNDS OF BAD BREATH.
These bacteria are anaerobic, thrive well in environments lacking oxygen, such as the very back of the tongue and deep gum pockets. While mouthwashes and toothpaste induce fake or non lasting effects ( toothpaste often contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate that only masks odors ), keeping in mouth a few whole leaves allows to control the duration of their inhibition effects. Also the action of chewing or keeping in mouth stimulates saliva production, this saliva reaches the very back of the tongue, post nasal drips and excess mucus buildup.
Although leaves of black & green teas, owing to their antioxidant properties are also beneficial against foul breath, chewing a few leaves is not agreeable. On the contrary LEAVES OF STEVIA bring a sweet rich licorice taste !
Originating from the best plantations in sub-tropical Asia, where altitude and climate are ideal conditions of quality, our dry leaves contain proteins, fiber, carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, the flavonoid rutin, vitamin A, Vitamin C and an oil rich of about 50 constituents.
Shipped in a vacuum sealed bag for edible content.
WHOLE STEVIA REBAUDIANA DRIED LEAVES BRING THE BEST BENEFITS. SWEETER THAN GREEN LEAVES THEY ARE A PURE, NON BLENDED PRODUCT 100 % NATURAL, NOT A PRODUCT FROM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY.
THEY ARE 30 TIMES SWEETER THAN SUGAR FOR 0 CALORIES HENCE A 0 GLYCEMIC INDEX UNLIKE EXTRACTS, WHOLE LEAVES CONTAIN FIBERS LIKE CEREALS.
THEY ALSO BRING NUMEROUS USEFUL NUTRIENTS HARD TO FIND IN OUR DIETS, SUCH AS MAGNESIUM AND ZINC BUT ESSENTIAL TO HEALTH MAINTENANCE. USED AND STUDIED FOR DECADES IN JAPAN, SOUTH EAST ASIA AND CENTRAL AMERICA THIS SUGAR SUBSTITUTE IS ABSOLUTELY SAFE, NON TOXIC AND NON CARCINOGENIC, EVEN DURING PREGNANCY AND FOR CHILDREN.
THE LEAVES HAVE PLAQUE-RETARDANT PROPERTIES THAT PREVENT TOOTH DECAY. THEIR CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT NOT ONLY REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR, IT ALSO REDUCES THE CRAVING FOR SWEETS AND FATTY FOODS, SO CHEWING A FEW LEAVES REDUCES HUNGER WHILE BRINGING A RICH AND SOFT LICORICE TASTE.
Stevia is a potent sweetener, a recommended dose is 2 - 3 whole or crushed leaves in a cup of tea : taste test before adding more because an excess amount will produce a licorice taste or some bitterness.
Sugar triggers an aging process in the body called glycation where the sugar molecules bind to the protein fibres of collagen causing a detrimental effect on texture tone, radiance and skin elasticity. The glycation process causes these proteins to mutate, creating harmful new molecules called Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs ), which accumulate and cause further inflammation and damage to collagen and elastin.
Clearly a reduced sugar intake will effectively decrease glycation. But Stevia leaves have anti aging properties per se : a water based whole leaf Stevia concentrate used consistently in skin care in facial mask applications for at least 30-60 minutes softens and tightens the skin, smoothing out the wrinkles. The healing of various skin pimples and blemishes including acne is an other great benefit but Stevia applies to a variety of problem skin conditions including seborrhea, dermatitis and eczema.
Wikipedia and other internet sources have documented some medicinal properties
of Stevia rebaudiana, please see below.
Stevia rebaudiana Stevia is a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to subtropical and tropical South America and Central America. The species Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. As a sweetener and sugar substitute, stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, although some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.
With its extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low- carbohydrate, low-sugar food alternatives. Medical research has also shown possible benefits of stevia in treating obesity and high blood pressure. Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets. However, health and political controversies have limited stevia's availability in many countries; for example, the United States banned it in the early 1990s unless labeled as a supplement.
Stevia is widely used as a sweetener in Japan, and it is now available in Canada as a dietary supplement.
Rebiana is the trade name for a zero-calorie sweetener containing mainly the steviol glycoside rebaudioside A (Reb-A), which is extracted from stevia. Truvia is the consumer brand for a sweetener made of erythritol and Rebiana marketed by Cargill and developed jointly with The Coca-Cola Company. In December 2008, the United States Food and Drug Administration permitted Reb A based sweeteners as food additives. PureVia is the PepsiCo and Merisant brand of Reb A.
Human use of the sweet species S. rebaudiana originated in South America. The leaves of the stevia plant have 30–45 times the sweetness of sucrose (ordinary table sugar). The leaves can be eaten fresh, or put in teas and foods. In 1899, The Swiss botanist Moisés Santiago Bertoni first described the plant and the sweet taste in detail. But only limited research was conducted on the topic, until in 1931, two French chemists isolated the glycosides that give stevia its sweet taste. These compounds were named stevioside and rebaudioside, and are 250–300 times
sweeter than sucrose, heat stable, pH stable, and non-fermentable. The exact structure of the aglycone and the glycoside were published in 1955. In the early 1970s, Japan began cultivating stevia as an alternative to artificial sweeteners such as cyclamate and saccharin, which were suspected carcinogens. The plants' leaves, the aqueous extract of the leaves, and purified steviosides are used as sweeteners. Since the Japanese firm Morita Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. produced the first commercial stevia sweetener in Japan in 1971, the Japanese have been using stevia in food products, soft drinks (including Coca Cola), and for table use. Japan currently consumes more stevia than any other country, with stevia accounting for 40% of the sweetener market. Today, stevia is cultivated and used in food elsewhere in east Asia, including in China (since 1984), Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia. It can also be found in Saint Kitts and Nevis, in parts of South America (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and in Israel. China is the world's largest exporter of stevioside.
Stevia species are found in the wild in semi- arid habitats ranging from grassland to mountain terrain. Stevia does produce seeds, but only a small percentage of them germinate. Planting cloned stevia is a more effective method of reproduction.
Medicinal use For centuries, the Guaraní tribes of Paraguay and Brazil used stevia, which they called ka'a he'ê ("sweet herb"), as a sweetener in yerba mate and medicinal teas for treating heartburn and other ailments. More recent medical research has shown promise in treating obesity, high blood pressure, and hypertension. Stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, even enhancing glucose tolerance; therefore, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydrate-controlled diets. Possible treatment of osteoporosis has been suggested by observations that eggshell breakage can be reduced by 75% by adding a small percentage of stevia leaf powder to chicken feed, and that pigs given 2% stevia leaf powder in their feed experienced a doubling of serum calcium.
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Mechanism of the antihypertensive effect of stevioside in
Liu JC, Kao PK, Chan P, Hsu YH, Hou CC, Lien GS,
Hsieh MH, Chen YJ, Cheng JT.
Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical University--Wan Fang Hospital,
is a sweet-tasting glycoside isolated from the leaves of
Stevia rebaudiana. It has been used as a noncaloric sugar
substitute in Japan and Brazil for decades. Previous studies
have shown that it lowered blood pressure in spontaneously
hypertensive rats by intravenous injection. This study was
designed to evaluate the hypotensive effect of stevioside in
dogs and to define the underlying mechanism. After
nasogastric administration of stevioside powder (200 mg/kg),
the blood pressure of healthy mongrel dogs began to
significantly decrease at 60 min and returned to baseline
level at 180 min. The reduction of blood pressure was more
rapid (at 5-10 min) and effective after intravenous
injection. However, no significant change of blood pressure
was noted after injection through left vertebral artery,
implicating that the hypotensive effect is not related to
the central nervous system. Stevioside also showed
significant hypotensive effects in renal hypertensive dogs,
in a dose-dependent manner. In cultured rat aortic smooth
muscle cells (A7r5 cell line), stevioside can
dose-dependently inhibit the stimulatory effects of
vasopressin and phenylephrine on intracellular Ca(2+) in a
calcium-containing medium. However, no intracellular Ca(2+)
inhibitory effect was observed in calcium-free medium,
implicating that stevioside may inhibit the Ca(2+) influx
from extracellular fluid. Our present data show that
stevioside did not influence the calcium ionophore (A23187)
induced Ca(2+) influx, indicating that the antagonistic
effect was through Ca(2+) channels. This study confirmed
that stevioside is an effective antihypertensive natural
product, and its hypotensive mechanism may be probably due
to inhibition of the Ca(2+) influx. Copyright 2003 S. Karger
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