Other: candyleaf, Paraguayan sweet herb, sweetleaf
Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Stevia comes from a group of plants that are native to South America. In tropical regions it grows as an evergreen shrub. However, in temperate regions it can be grown as an annual or herbaceous perennial.
Considered an herbal supplement, the leaf and leaf powder are known for the sweet flavor that they add to teas and herbal preparations.
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Dried leaf in culinary applications and infusions.
No known precautions.
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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.
Source: Mountain Rose Herbs