I'm very jealous! Stevia doesn't have official Food Standards Agency approval for sale and distribution over here in the UK, so I can't get my hands on any. It seems mad to me that a perfectly natural herb should effectively be prohibited while all sorts of suspicious chemicals are actively promoted. I don't get it at all.
I'd love to try and grow my own, which would circumvent the daft legal prohibition. Can anyone help me!?
All the best,
I just went to my local nursery and asked them if they sold Stevia rebaudiana. They had it in stock. Sometimes it is called sweet stevia or sweet plant around here. It's easy to grow (just like mint). You don't have to tell them you plan to eat it
Thank you all for the reply I was asking about stivia because after my doctor find my sugar level at 6.1 I cut out all the sugar in my diet and at the following check up my levell went down to 3.5, only to discover at the next check up that my sugar level was back at 6.3, so the only main difference, was that I substitute stivia to normal sweeteners, stivia is readly available here in South Africa, both as a plant and as a powder and it was reccomended by my health store.
so now I have cut a lot of carb from my diet and see if that help, before I decide to go on medication.
Thank you, great forum