By A. Douglas Kinghorn

Stevia rebaudiana is a awesome South American plant that has develop into general in convinced components of the area as a ordinary sweetening agent and nutritional complement. Purified extracts of S. rebaudiana were used as sweeteners and style enhancers within the meals in Japan for over 1 / 4 of a century, and feature been stumbled on to be as much as three hundred instances sweeter than sucrose.

This complete quantity offers studies at the botany, ethnobotany, and chemical components of the genus Stevia and examines the chemical synthesis of such compounds as steviol and stevioside. The perceived security of those compounds has develop into slightly debatable in recent times, and an intensive attention of the pharmacology and organic task is supplied. the ultimate chapters supply a few perception into many of the functions of S. rebaudiana extracts and stevioside in Japan and Korea, the 2 nations with the main broad use of those nutrients ingredients at present.
Containing a number of modern references, the e-book will attract a large section of the medical neighborhood in any respect degrees, specially these within the fields of usual items, pharmacy, pharmacognosy, plant technology, agriculture and the nutrition and drinks undefined.

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The plant was introduced to Brazil in the decade of the 1960s. ’) This statement contradicts the finding described by von Schmeling and the statement made by Sumida. Based on the geographic range of S. rebaudiana as indicated by Bertoni (1918), the climatic requirements for the natural occurrence of S. 8). Such a region corresponds to a subtropical mesothermal and humid climatic zone, with a rainfall-deficient winter (Fariña Sanchez 1973). 5 °C, with a minimum and a maximum of ca. 17 °C and 26 °C, respectively, based on 1946–1967 meteorological data.

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The Customs Officer who gave the sample had apparently received it from a herbalist from the northern part of the country. Bertoni was able to identify the plant in the crushed sample and place it in its correct taxonomic position, in the Tribe Eupatorieae of the Compositae. However, due to the fragmentary nature of the specimen, he could not pinpoint the generic affiliation, namely, whether the plant belonged to Stevia or to Eupatorium. 3 Districts in Eastern Paraguay in the 1860s. [Adapted from Kleinpenning (1987)].

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