Stevia it is a refined white powder containing steviosides, which has up to 150 times the sugar sweetness, is heat stable, ph-stable and non-fermentable. These steviosides have a negligible effect on blood glucose, making stevia attractive to people on a carbohydrate-controlled diet. Among its pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications, its natural antioxidant function in diabetic patients (not dependent on insulin), it helps to control blood glucose levels in the treatment of obesity, it reduces the anxiety about food and desire of sugar or light diuretic fat (helps reduce uric acid levels), beneficial for hypertension patients, combats fatigue and depression, improves gastrointestinal functions, improves resistance to flu and colds.