Ingredients: Stevia rebaudiana bertoni dried leaves
Recommended Use: Fill a tea filter halfway with tea leaves then place into hot water. Let stand for 10-12 minutes, depending on the desired sweetness. Other prepared tea may also be sweetened with the stevia tea leaves by placing a few of the tea leaves into hot tea, letting it stand for a few minutes.
Stevia originates from South America, where it was used by the Indians as an essential component of medicinal tea for centuries. The dried leaves are naturally sweet, and may even be 30 times sweeter than sugar. The tea leaves help in treating stomach problems and bloating, and may even help to prevent the development of oral diseases thanks to it’s antibacterial effect. Contains no calories or carbohydrates, and has a 0 glycemic index. Suitable for diabetics and those on a weight loss diet.
Besides being a natural replacement for refined sugar, stevia may be of use to those with blood sugar problems. Unlike refined sugar, it does not increase blood sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown that Stevia is promising against type 2 diabetes, regulating insulin and relieving the dependence on insulin. Other studies have reported that it may have the ability to reduce blood pressure and regulate pancreas functioning, thus aiding digestion and appetite. Regular consumption of the plant reduces appetite and the craving of sweets and greasy foods. Furthermore, stevia also has a fungicide effect, making it effective in the fight against fungal infections; it may even help cure foot fungus. Stevia is also ideal for Candida sufferes because it does not feed intestinal fungus or other microorganisms. It also has antibiotic properties, thus helping to treat bacterial lesions in the mouth, especially cavities and gum disease. Stevia also contains a significant amount of certain minerals (vitamins A and C, zinc, routine, magnesium, iron, etc.).