Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Processing Method: Drying, Grinding,
Stevia is a herbaceous shrub native to Paraguay and Brazil. It is a member of the Asteraceae family and is largely cultivated in China, Kenya, Paraguay, and the US. Stevia is an amazing natural sweetener, and its powdered form can be sprinkled over drinks and food items for sweetness. Stevia is also used for medical purposes, like maintaining blood sugar levels and promoting healthy heart rate.