Stevia Rebaudiana

Indications

Stevia can be used as sweetener in different foods like pudding, milk products, jelly, tea, coffee, hot and cold beverage, fruit juice etc.Due to zero calorie sweetener it is an excellent preparation for the health conscious people, diabetes & obese patients. It is also suitable for everyone including children who wants to reduce calorie intake.

Therapeutic Class

Herbal and Nutraceuticals

Description

Stevia is a strong herbal sweetening agent with zero calorie. It is very popular sweetening agent for diabetic patients & has hypoglycemic effect. Sweet Drop does not adversely affect blood glucose levels and may be used freely by diabetic patient. Stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar.

Pharmacology

The main glycosides of stevia include stevioside and rebaudoside. Stevioside (6 to 18% in leaves) is the sweetest glycoside which has antidiabetic, sweetening & hypotensive effects.

Dosage & Administration

Normally 3 to 4 drops in a cup of tea/coffee is enough to sweeten the drink.

Interaction

Not yet known.

Side Effects

No known side effects are found.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Should be avoided.

Storage Conditions

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place protected from light.

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