CULTIVATION OF STEVIA-THE SWEETNER
S ESWARA REDDY
AsteraceaeFor cultivation the plant
specific requirement:* Monitor light* Temperature* Relative humidity* Air pressure to read the plant requirements.Stevia is a natural, non-caloric, sweet tasting plant used around the world for its pleasanttaste, as well as for its increasingly researched potential for inhibiting fat absorption andlowering blood pressure.
In Brazil, Stevia is used as medicinal teas for treating heartburn and other ailments. Morerecent medical research has shown promise in treating obesity, high blood pressure, andhyper tension. Stevia has an effect on blood glucose, even enhancing glucose tolerance.Therefore, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydratecontrolled