Stevia is a sweetening leaf, belonging to the sunflower family. This plant had been used by the local population of South America, from Brazil to Paraguay, for decades over decades, not only for its sweetening power, but also for treating kidney problems. While Stevia side effects are not apparent in no way, the sugar industry, as well as the artificial sweeteners industry, have spread a false word over it, so that people are not aware of its tremendous advantages, and be affected by their false researches, which are meant to cause confusion in the public, and make Stevia be grasped as a rather unhealthy and toxic plant.
In one of the researches, Stevia was presented as a toxic plant, but what they did not mention, is that they found it to be true only in amounts that would make even water toxic! Their motives are clear as the sky itself, as financial issues seem to be controlling our lives, however we look at it. Anyway, things changed when Coca Cola started using Stevia for one of their diet drinks some years ago, and has contributed a lot of money for academic institutes to find out the truth about Stevia, so that it can become legal again.
They managed to do it seamlessly, as Stevia is now legal all over the world. Its benefits are vast, and nobody in the scientific field doubts it anymore. You are recommended to grow it organically as a part of a full garden, which will even get you the benefits of vitamin B12 foods, as this vitamin is naturally produced by a bacteria in the soil, and any plant, when consumed unwashed, contain it to some extent. The reason I mentioned ‘unwashed’ is because this vitamin is easily washable with water, as it is present on the exterior part of the plant.