scientific name: Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
Generic name: Folium Steviae
English names: Stevia، Sweet herb.
Persian names: Stevia, sweet plant.
Arabic names: stevia
Research has shown that stevia sweeteners do not add calories or carbohydrates to the diet. They also showed no effect on blood glucose or insulin response. This allows people with diabetes to eat a wider variety of foods and follow a healthy diet. Stevia does not contain sugar and has very few calories. It can be part of a balanced diet to help reduce energy intake without compromising taste.
Stevia contains many sterols and antioxidant compounds that can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Stevia can regulate blood pressure. As mentioned, stevia is a glycoside, but there are other glycosides in stevia that can relax blood vessels, increase urination, and facilitate the elimination of sodium from the body.