Stevia: Contraindications and use

December 13, 2014

 Stevia contraindications
 We all know that sugar is very high in calories and can not be used not only to patients with diabetes, but also the fact that cares about health, so more and more supporters of a healthy lifestyle are looking for a replacement. Such replacement may be stevia Stevia: the secrets of the use of Indian grass  Stevia: the secrets of the use of Indian grass
 , Contraindications, which are small and use - is enormous.


About Stevia

Fashionable now sweetener - Stevia - a shrub or herbaceous plant native to Paraguay. There are about eighty species of plants, of which a remedy is only two. Stevia, medicinal properties and contraindications which is constantly being studied by scientists, is also called honey grass. Once upon a time people have noticed that this plant has a sweet taste, and began to use stevia as a sweetener in Sweeteners: the benefits and harms of artificial sweeteners  Sweeteners: the benefits and harms of artificial sweeteners
 . Today, this natural and healthy substitute for harmful sugar came into vogue.

Means, which include stevia, are indispensable in the treatment of dermatitis, gastritis, bronchitis. Stevia is also accelerates metabolism, so it is popular use for treating diseases associated with metabolism obesity, pancreatitis, and diabetes. The undoubted benefits of this plant are observed in the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis.

Honey herb - an integral part of the menu if you want to detoxify and cleanse the body of heavy metals, it removes radionuclides, leads to normal blood cholesterol levels. Popular Supplements containing stevia are used for weight loss and weight loss. In short, this is a very useful plant, although, of course, its use is not shown everything.

Stevia - one of the few funds that had been approved by the official medicine. Use stevia recommended as eminent doctors and traditional healers.

Stevia - a real storehouse of vitamins and minerals. It improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid, prostate and pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 It is used in the treatment of liver. It is an excellent anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent that enhances immunity and resistance to infectious diseases, and at the same time stabilizes the pressure (at the competent dosage).


Stevia: the use and contraindications

On the packaging of dried herbs stevia necessarily indicate how the use of this plant. One can prepare herbal infusion of stevia, and then adding it to the tea, in the dishes, as a seasoning or sweetener. Add the honey and grass in coffee, but the taste is very unusual, so stevia in coffee - for an amateur.

Infusion difficult. It is necessary to fill 200 g of boiling water 20 grams of herbs, bring to a boil, boil for five to six minutes. Herbal infusion should infuse for about ten or fifteen minutes, and then you need to pour it into a thermos. The thermos is recommended grass insist 8-10 hours. Then strain the broth. This infusion is stored in the refrigerator. Shelf life - up to five days.

Stevia is sold without a prescription and is easy to cook, so for those who like the taste (or who heard about the beneficial properties of honey herb), may be tempted to have stevia as often as possible. But there is stevia and contraindications.

For example, reception stevia can cause a drop of pressure. If use stevia large chunks, then the pressure, however, can be significantly increased. For this reason it is best to consult with respect to the reception circuit stevia your doctor and not to experiment on their own.

It should also take into account the individual characteristics of the body - known cases of intolerance of this plant. Rarely, increased frequency of heart rate during use of stevia, and large doses, on the contrary, slow the heartbeat.

Can not do without the advice of doctors and diabetics. Although stevia is often recommended for those who suffer from the disease, according to some, the leaves of bushes inherent hypoglycemic properties. Therefore, during the reception is necessary to control the blood sugar level Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health  Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health

Initially, the substance extracted from the stevia - steviziody - considered carcinogenic. Later, however, it was carried out new research, and accusations of carcinogenicity removed from the plant. Today, some doctors say that, on the contrary, stevia is useful for prevention of cancer. This feature of the plant, however, have not been verified experimentally.


Stevia in cosmetology

Widespread use of stevia in cosmetology. This herb slows down the aging process. It has a whole list of properties that do not allow bacteria to multiply, causing skin inflammation, irritation and acne. Masks with stevia makes the skin supple, velvety and elastic.

Stevioside stevia shrub protect teeth from caries, as well as help maintain healthy gums. Currently, stevia is a part of the set of biologically active supplements and skin care products.


Selection of stevia

Stevia can be found in drug stores and sales department of dietary supplements in the form of tablets, greenish powder from Stevia leaves, as well as an extract - white powder or liquid. Stevia leaves for infusion should be green. Brown or gray shade - an indicator of poor quality plants.

Use stevia to be rational. You should not abuse the honey grass, but small amounts of stevia will be an excellent substitute for sugar, useful and low-calorie. Since the extract of this plant is sweeter than sugar 20-30 times, it will be enough small amount of sweetener on the basis of honey herb that gives the dish a sweet taste. At the same time, be aware that the sensation of sweetness by using stevia does not occur immediately. And if you exceed the amount of sweetener, the dish acquires a characteristic bitter flavor.

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Milk - a gift of the Virgin Mary

April 12, 2009

 Milk thistle
   Milk - a herb that helps to cope with the many disorders in the body. Active ingredients of milk thistle are flavonoids, flavonolignany and alkaloid, protein, and vitamin C.

There are annual and perennial species of thistle. It blooms with lilac flowers and has light green leaves with white veins; It comes from southern Europe, where was brought to Asia. Today thistle growing in most regions of the planet.

 Milk - a gift of the Virgin Mary

Disorders of the intestine

Milk has a mild laxative effect, increasing the production of bile. In addition, it makes stools softer, which ensures the absence of such common side effects of laxatives, like constipation. Through regular use of milk thistle is becoming a regular bowel movement and stool consistency normal. Removes the symptoms associated with constipation, bloating, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
   and flatulence.

 Milk - a gift of the Virgin Mary

Inflammatory processes

The active ingredients of milk thistle have the ability to soften and moisturize the mucous membranes, relieve the symptoms of inflammation of the kidneys Inflammation of the kidney - do not suffer pain  Inflammation of the kidney - do not suffer pain
   Bladder Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
 . Milk thistle helps with other inflammatory processes. She has a great moisturizing and emollient effect on the skin. Thistle used by people suffering from various skin ailments, from acne to severe eczema Eczema - is difficult to treat  Eczema - is difficult to treat
 . Its decoction effectively clean the skin, heals redness and inflammation; it is very useful for dry and even cracked skin. Fading skin after application thistle becomes more supple and radiant.

 Milk - a gift of the Virgin Mary


Broth from thistle facilitates the process of detoxification of the body, thus reducing the burden on the liver. It also helps in various inflammatory liver diseases, including hepatitis. Milk thistle is considered one of the most useful medicinal herbs for the liver; its reception often prescribed doctors, including, for alleviating the symptoms of liver cirrhosis and even cancer. It is also recommended for patients taking prescription drugs, increases the production of liver enzymes.

 Milk - a gift of the Virgin Mary

Gallbladder disease

With the broth from milk thistle can reduce the inflammation of the gallbladder and improve the production of bile. Before you use milk thistle for such purposes, you need to undergo a medical examination, to make sure that you have gall stones there, or increased production of bile can be harmful.

 Milk - a gift of the Virgin Mary

How to prepare a decoction

Milk is unique in its kind of medicinal herbs - because it can not make an effective broth, just brew it in boiling water. The active ingredients are dissolved in alcohol thistle. Numerous studies have shown that a regular broth on the water does not give the maximum therapeutic effect, it is recommended not to buy dried milk thistle and its extracts. To use milk thistle for medicinal purposes, add a few drops of extract in a cup of hot water and drink. Dosage depends on the disease. It would be better if you advise before taking a doctor.

 Milk - a gift of the Virgin Mary

Side effects

Milk thistle has no contraindications. However, it should be taken with extreme caution in patients with HIV or AIDS, and those who take medications that slow down the development of these diseases, such as protease inhibitors. Because of the active ingredients of milk thistle active ingredients of the drug may not adequately processed in the body. This can lead to an increase in the concentration of drug in the body, which is usually not harmful, but it requires medical supervision.

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