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Used Part.

The leaves.

Active Principles.

Heterósidos diterpénicos: esteviósidos (6%) sweets, rebaudiósidos A, B, C, D and E. Saponósidos. Essential oil: benzyl alcohol, bergamoteno - alpha, beta - burboneno, alpha - and gamma - cadineno, calacoreno, clameneno, carvacrol, cosmosiína. Flavonoids: Querceta, apigenol, austroinulina.

Drug Action.

Intensely sweet (the esteviósido is 200 - 300 times sweeter than sucrose) Osmotic mild laxative action. Slightly hypoglycemic and hypotensive, anti - bacterial.


Constipation. Sugar substitute for diabetics.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of coffee. One or two cups a day.

Esteviósido, as a sweetener.


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Gupta, MP. 270 Medicinal Plants Ibero - American. Santafe de Bogota: Latin American Program of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED) 1995, pp. 155 - 7.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take III. Paris: Masson, 1971, p. 434.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G: Vanaclocha, B. Applied Fitoterapia. Valencia: M. I. Official College of Pharmacists, 1995, p. 268.

Samuelson, G. Drugs of Natural Origin. A Textbook of Pharmacognosy. Stockholm: Swedish Pharmaceutical Press, 1992, p. 167.

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