| ||There are nearly 300 species of the Stevia family scattered over the region extending from the south-western United States to northern Argentina. 0f these, only one - Stevia Rebaudiana - contains the secret of steviosides which make it the sweetest herb in the world.
This book serves as an introduction to this tradi-tional sweetener. It tells of its history and historical usage, of its botany and its pharmacology, and of its current usage in its native Paraguay, in Japan, and around the world. In addition, it tells you how to use the leaves, the powder, and the extract in your home, and it answers the most commonly asked questions about Stevia.