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ste·vi·a

 (stē′vē-ə, stĕv′ē-ə)
n.
1. Any of various American plants of the genus Stevia of the composite family, especially the perennial S. rebaudiana, native to Paraguay, whose leaves contain sweet-tasting glycosides.
2. Any of various extracts derived from the leaves of S. rebaudiana, used as noncaloric sweeteners and flavoring agents.

[New Latin Stevia, genus name, after Petrus Jacobus Stevus, originally Pedro Jaime Esteve (c. 1500-1556), Spanish botanist and the first European to investigate the plants.]

stevia

(ˈstiːvɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Stevia, of tropical and subtropical America, esp S. rebaudiana, cultivated for its sweet leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C19: named after Pedro Jaime Esteve (1500–56), Spanish botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stevia - any plant of the genus Stevia or the closely related genus Piqueria having glutinous foliage and white or purplish flowers; Central and South America
genus Stevia - genus of shrubs and herbs of tropical and warm Americas
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.stevia - any plant of the genus Piqueria or the closely related genus Stevia
genus Piqueria, Piqueria - small genus of tropical American perennial herbs or subshrubs with white to pale yellow flowers; often included in genus Stevia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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stevia

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Stevia rebaudiana sweeteners are used sparingly and there seems to be no threat to public health, although caution should be exercised at higher daily intake levels [49].
Stevia rebaudiana (Bert) Bertoni is a short-day plant that produces many foliar steviol glycosides sweeter than sucrose (Yadav, Singh, Dhyani, & Ahuja, 2011; Brandle, Starratt, & Gijzen, 1998; Carneiro, 1990).
Se obtiene a partir de las hojas de la planta Stevia rebaudiana, originaria de Paraguay.
Stevia Rebaudiana A: Derivada de una planta del mismo nombre originaria de sur america nativa de Paraguay, usada por sus ancestro desde hace mucho anos como te.
Critique: From Wikipedia, we learn that "Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana.
Steviol glycosides used as sweeteners are extracted from the leaves of the plant Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni).
Yield, Quality and Water Consumption of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni Grown under Different Irrigation Regimes in Southern Italy.
Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is a good alternative, due to its high content of steviol glycosides which are natural, non-caloric and with a high sweetener capacity (200-300 times more than sugar) and are considered generally safe (GRASS) by the Food and Drug Administration (ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 2012).
Among medicinal herbs, Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni is famous for its sweet taste and beneficial effect in regulation of glucose.
Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is the herbs from Asteraceae family, native to the Amambay region in Paraguay.
used an active component isosteviol derived from Stevia rebaudiana leaf and demonstrated the cerebral-vascular protective property in a rodent model of stroke.