Stevia

  • Auteur: A. Douglas Kinghorn
  • ISBN: 0203165942
  • Date de sortie: 2003-09-02
  • Collection: CRC Press
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Stevia rebaudiana is a remarkable South American plant that has become widely used in certain parts of the world as a natural sweetening agent and dietary supplement. Purified extracts of S. rebaudiana have been used as sweeteners and flavor enhancers in the food industry in Japan for over a quarter of a century, and have been found to be up to 300 times sweeter than sucrose. This comprehensive volume provides reviews on the botany, ethnobotany, and chemical constituents of the genus Stevia and examines the chemical synthesis of such compounds as steviol and stevioside. The perceived safety of these compounds has become somewhat controversial in recent years, and a thorough consideration of the pharmacology and biological activity is provided. The final two chapters offer some insight into the various applications of S. rebaudiana extracts and stevioside in Japan and Korea, the two countries with the most extensive use of these food additives at present. Containing numerous up to date references, the book will appeal to a wide segment of the scientific community at all levels, especially those in the fields of natural products, pharmacy, pharmacognosy, plant science, agriculture and the food and beverages industry.

Stevia

  • Auteur: Rita DePuydt
  • ISBN: 1570679711
  • Date de sortie: 2002-07-01
  • Collection: Book Publishing Company
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The two popular volumes of Baking with Stevia I and Baking with Stevia II have been combined in this all-inclusive cookbook on preparing everything from desserts and baked goods to salads and shakes. Stevia is the perfect sweetner for anyone wanting to limit their intake of simple carbohydrates and calories, or would like to reduce their addiction to sugar.

The Stevia Cookbook

  • Auteur: Ray Sahelian
  • ISBN: 9780895299260
  • Date de sortie: 1999-01-01
  • Collection: Penguin
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Collects recipes highlighting the natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners and explains how to substitute stevia for sugar and chemical sweeteners

The Complete Book on Jatropha Bio Diesel with Ashwagandha Stevia Brahmi Jatamansi Herbs Cultivation Processing Uses

  • Auteur: NIIR Board of Consultants and Engineers
  • ISBN: 8178330040
  • Date de sortie: 2008-10-01
  • Collection: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.
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Jatropha proves to be a promising Biofuel plantation and could emerge as a major alternative to diesel thus reducing our dependence on oil imports and saving the precious Foreign Exchange besides providing the much needed energy security. Jatropha oil displacing conventional fossil fuel makes the related project fully eligible. The Jatropha plantation primarily focuses cultivated green biodiesel as an alternate source of fuels that can propel engines, generators and transportation as well as power generation in the future and replace existing sources. The main factor that makes the major difference is the cost of the bio fuel that it can be made cheaper than the petro diesel and on a long term basis without affecting the operational economics. Ashwagandha (also called as, Indian Ginseng), Stevia a natural non caloric sweetener, Brahmi (brain tonic) and Jatamansi are the important herbs which have very good medicinal values. Ashwagandha increases the count of white blood cells and prepares the body to produce antigens against various infections and allergies. It is also considered as a tonic for the heart and lungs as its regular intake controls the blood pressure and regulates the heartbeat. It has a strong nourishing and protective effect on the nervous system. Ashwagandha has been used as a sedative, a diuretic, a rejuvenating tonic, an anti inflammatory agent, aphrodisiac and an immune booster. It is especially beneficial in stress related disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, general debility, etc. It has also shown impressive results when used as stimulants for the immune system. It is considered as an adaptogen that stimulates the immune system and improves the memory. Stevia also known as the sweet leaf which is an all natural sweetener, derived from a plant called stevia rebaudiana. It has no calories, no carbohydrates, and it has a glycemic index of zero, which makes it the sweetener of choice for many diabetics all over the world. The herbs are carefully nurtured and harvested at only certain times of the year. Stevia comes in many forms; stevia supreme, stevita ultimate stevia, stevita liquid stevia, fruit flavoured stevia and many more. Brahmi is used as a herbal brain tonic, to rejuvenate the body, as a promoter of memory and as a nerve tonic. It improves memory and helps overcome the negative effects of stress. It is unique in its ability to invigorate mental processes whilst reducing the effects of stress and nervous anxiety. Brahmi induces a sense of calm and peace. Brahmi has gain worldwide fame as a memory booster and mind alertness promoter. Jatamansi has the power to promote awareness and calm the mind. It is a very useful herb for palpitation, tension, headaches, restlessness and is used for promoting awareness and strengthening the mind. It aids in balancing the body of all three Ayurvedic doshas. This herbs sedative properties increase awareness, as opposed to valerian that dulls the mind. Aromatic, antispasmodic, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, tonic, carminative, deobstruent, digestive stimulant, reproductive some of the properties of Jatamansi herb. This book is describes about the medical properties, important uses and applications, cultivation, chemical constituents, harvesting and post harvesting, yield and other properties of herbs like safed mulsi, brahmi, jatamansi, ashwagandha, senna, shatavari and more. This book also deals with biodiesel, biofuel and petro crops : an alternative to conventional fuels, the potential of jatropha curcas in rural development and environment protection, prospects of expanding market for use of jatropha oil, jatropha: potential as insecticide/pesticide etc. The present system of medicine is gradually gaining popularity mainly because of less or no toxic or side effects of herbal drugs. So, these herbs have very good future prospects globally. This book contains cultivation, processing and uses of Jatropha, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Stevia rebaudiana, Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatmansi DC.). This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for researchers, technocrats, agriculturist, agriculture universities etc.

Baking with Stevia II

  • Auteur: Rita DePuydt
  • ISBN: 9780965607315
  • Date de sortie: 1998-01-01
  • Collection: Sun Coast Ent
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Stevia as Alternative Sweetener

  • Auteur: R. Rajagopal
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2009
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Stevia

  • Auteur: Rita Elkins
  • ISBN: 9781580540131
  • Date de sortie: 1997-10-01
  • Collection: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Mix the latest scientific data on herbal products and physical ailments with the need for natural approaches to health, and what do you have? The Woodland Health Series. Each of these booklets gives concise, pertinent information for those looking to nature for optimal health.
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