A short herb called stevia appeared in our area from South America. Due to its sweet taste, this plant was also called honey grass.
Stevia is rich in various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential oils and pectins, therefore it is considered very valuable medicinal plant.
The use of this herb is very beneficial because it improves the functioning of the digestive system, stabilizes blood pressure, promotes metabolic processes, and also lowers blood cholesterol.
Due to its beneficial properties, stevia is specially grown both outdoors and at home.
Growing and caring for stevia do not present any particular difficulties. First of all, the plant needs a sufficient amount. heat and light... When growing in a room, it is best to purchase special soil from the store. This is usually a mixture of common land with peat and sand.
In addition to creating a temperature regime, growing and caring for stevia consists in proper watering. It is not recommended to overdry or flood the soil, this can lead to the death of the plant. Watering should be regular and moderate.
At home, stevia needs constant spraying with water, and humidifying the air.
Stevia can be used not only as a medicine, but also instead of regular sugar. Stevia tea has a tonic effect, so it is recommended to drink it to recuperate after physical exertion, as well as in case of nervous exhaustion.
Many studies have proven the safety of stevia for the human body. Today there are no contraindications to its use.