Stevia is natural substitute for sugar. The plant is easy to grow. I use it to sweeten my herbal tea.  I put a few leaves of Stevia along with Chamomile. It is believed to have a number of benefits.

Sweet Stevia

Sweet Stevia

1.    Keeps the body’s blood sugar levels in check.

2.    Low calories.

In December 2008 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Stevia product rebiana as a general purpose sweetener. Rebiana is an ingredient derived from the leaf of the Stevia plant.

More on Stevia can be seen at STEVIA.NET

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About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

4 responses »

  1. Leena says:

    The site looks very impressive, I was so excited when you had talked about this and your pictures speak a 1000 words. The whole life cycle of the farm is visible – its just FANTASTIC… congrats on the blog… I am growing fenugreek, basil and parsley tomatoes and curry leaves in my backyard here in texas – will check back if we have any trouble.

  2. Niharika says:

    Hey, this is my area!!!
    nice information…

  3. dilipnaidu says:

    Leena thank you so much for the encouragement. And enjoy the flavor of your herbs in sunny Texas 🙂

    Niharika glad you liked the blog. Look forward to some good tips! 🙂

  4. Banu H says:

    This is really good info. So just the leaves sweeten the tea eh? Awesome. I need to check this out and see if we can grow some..or bug Leena….

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