Benefits of Stevia
Stevia, also known as sugar leaf, honey and sweet leaf is native to Paraguay. Its leaves are popularly used as sweeteners and have become widespread in Central America, as well as other parts of the world. Stevia contains anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties, therefore is beneficial in treating many health conditions.
1. Hair health
It is beneficial for dry scalp, dandruff, dry, thin and dull hair. People have observed stronger, rejuvenated hair free-from dandruff after using the herb. Simply mix it with your shampoo and apply it on your hair to reap its amazing benefits. Also, use stevia to rinse your hair to maintain its strength and color.
2. Prevents diabetes risk
Researches and studies have shown that Stevia might stabilize high blood sugar level, and even improve pancreas health thereby promoting insulin production. Therefore, regular use of stevia is beneficial to diabetics, as well as those with hypertension.
3. Treats gingivitis
Stevia contain antibacterial properties that might help with cavities, gingivitis, mouth sores and tooth decay. It might suppress the reproduction and development of bacteria in the teeth and gums, improving your oral health. Simply using stevia as mouthwash might be beneficial in preventing tooth decay.
4. Reduces indigestion and heartburn
It is popularly used to alleviate stomach disorders, including constipation, acid reflux, and irregular bowel syndrome. Moreover, it helps to improve gastrointestinal function and reduce indigestion as well. Therefore, regular intake of stevia tea can help relieve stomach pain and heartburn.
5. Strengthens bones
Research shows that stevia can help to strengthen the bones, preventing muscular degeneration and osteoporosis associated with aging. It is high in calcium that not only improves bone density, but also prevents tooth decay.
6. Aids in weight loss
It is low in calories and carbohydrates, thereby is beneficial for those trying to lose weight. Also, it helps to suppress appetite.
There are no known side effects associated with stevia, but excessive use is harmful to your health. Therefore, consult your doctor before you use the herb for medicinal purposes to avoid health complications.