Stevia is a native South American plant that is successfully cultivated in the foothills and hills of Uttarakhand. Dried Stevia leaves are a natural sweetener with zero calories. It is a great alternative to sugar for diabetics and health-conscious individuals.
Stevia helps fight bacterial growth in mouth, thus prevent tooth cavities and gingivitis. Researchers are also studying stevia for its other possible health benefits, like its ability to stop diarrhoea.
You can use Stevia to sweeten your tea, beverages, smoothies, and desserts. Be mindful of the quantity while using stevia for consumption, as it contains super sweet compounds. One spoon of crushed dry leaves has the sweetness of one spoon of sugar.