Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni) is a gift from nature. It is a small shrub that comes from subtropical and tropical South and Central America, particularly Paraguay and Brazil.
It was discovered in 1887 but used by the Guarani Indians in the past. Stevia is known as the "sweet herb" because of the sweetening properties of their leaves. Because of this, it has been widely studied by scientists around the world. Numerous studies have revealed that its sweetness is just one of the many benefits. They also discovered all of the following properties (among others):
While sugar, fructose, honey and brown sugar are also natural sweeteners, unlike Stevia, they all provide calories and the excess usage may lead to metabolic disorders, with no benefits to the body. Moreover, in recent years studies have shown that prolonged use of artificial sweeteners is harmful to health.