Botanical name : Stevia rubodiyana Linn.
Family : Asteraceae
Svaduchada, Bhoomisarkara, Sarkarachada.
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Stevia
Malayalam : Stevia
Distribution –Cultivated in some parts of India, especially Karnataka, Kerala etc.
A small herbaceous plant grows up to 50 cm in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, membranous, short petioled and very sweet to taste, flowers white, small, seen in terminal inflorescence.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, diabetes, hypertension, dental caries, skin diseases, and bacterial and viral infections.
Useful part : Whole plant.