Ethnomedicinal properties of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
Kamlesh Kumar Soni and Bharti Pathak
Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, a plant from indigenous of Paraguay has low caloric natural sweetening property. It is ~300 times more sweeter than sugar due to presence of several glycosides. Being a non-carbohydrate sweetener, it is being used as food additive. Stevia play many wide range of medicinal properties. This herb is also used in traditional ayurvedic by local people.