Stevia--Grow and process your own sugar substitute. A no-carb, no-calorie substitute - Lowers blood pressure - Stevia has been shown, in some studies, to lower blood pressure. Lowers blood sugar - Has antibacterial properties - Aids in calcium formation Easy to grow in containers!
Green leaf stevia contains an abundance of nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium iron. Compounds in the plant inhibits tooth decay causing bacteria in the mouth. The leaves can be used for the treatment of gingivitis. Its antibacterial properties can help keep the gums healthy by eliminating bacteria. The fresh or dried leaf retains the complete range of medicinal properties unlike its processed counterparts. #dherbs #healthtips
How To Make Your Own Pure Stevia & Liquid Stevia ~ Part 2
How to grow and harvest stevia. Stevia is the hot, new sugar substitute as it doesn't affect blood sugar and it's not chemically produced. In fact, stevia is an herb you can grow in your own garden and then reap the rewards every fall. Here's how to grow and harvest stevia for use. #afs collection
STEVIA SWEETENER. When plant is 12-18” harvest top 2/3 of plant. Place plant on dehydrator tray at 90 degrees. Check every 8 hrs til leaves are crisp (took 18 hours for mine). Pull off leaves. Grind leaves into powder w/ coffee grinder or food processor. 1 t raw stevia = 1 C regular sugar. Can be used in baking, but add 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce for missing bulk. Make LIQUID STEVIA by adding 1 T raw stevia to 1 C water. Boil 10 min. Filter leaves out using coffee filter. Keep…