SWEET FUTURE OF STEVIA: A MAGICAL SWEETENER


Jeevan Jyoti, Maninderjeet Kaur, Vijay Mishra, Amit Mittal

Abstract


  The plant Stevia rebaudiana is mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions from western North America to South America. This genus is having near about 240 species of shrubs and herbs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It exhibits various properties such as antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiyeast, cardiotonic, diuretic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive tonic, and vasodilator effect. It is an important source of a number of antioxidants, for example, benzoic acid, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, rozmaric acid, protocatechuic acid, salicylic acid, and their derivatives and flavonoids including campherol derivatives, catechin, and its derivatives, epicatechin, luteolin, and its derivatives, rutin, and its derivatives. Day by day, there is remarkable increase in demand of high potency sweeteners. The increasing number of diabetic patients and health conscious individuals would push forward the need for alternatives to sugar. The extract from leaves of Stevia is 200 times sweeter than sugar (glucose, fructose, sucrose, maltose, and lactose). Stevia is a potential alternative source for replacing artificial sweeteners such as saccharin, aspartame, and asulfam.


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The plant Stevia rebaudiana is mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions from western North America to South America. This genus is having near about 240 species of shrubs and herbs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It exhibits various proper

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Title

SWEET FUTURE OF STEVIA: A MAGICAL SWEETENER

Topics

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

The plant Stevia rebaudiana is mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions from western North America to South America. This genus is having near about 240 species of shrubs and herbs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It exhibits various proper

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i2.20295

Date

01-02-2018

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 2 February 2018 Page: 36-42

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0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Jeevan Jyoti
Department of Quality Assurances, Lovely Institute of Technology (Pharmacy), Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India-144411
India

Maninderjeet Kaur
Department of Pharmaceutics, Lovely Institute of Technology (Pharmacy), Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
India

Vijay Mishra
Department of Pharmaceutics, Lovely Institute of Technology (Pharmacy), Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
India

Amit Mittal
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Lovely Institute of Technology (Pharmacy), Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
India


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