Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana
) is generally promoted as a natural, non-caloric sweetener and an alternative to other sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda
) and aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal
). It is sometimes promoted for lowering blood sugar, lowering blood pressure, and even as a treatment for Lyme disease, but the evidence behind these claims is weak, as explained in the full answer >>
This CL Answer initially posted on 9/23/2017.
Last updated 1/25/2018.