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Herbal Medicine Garden- Stevia & Valerian Root

Stevia

You’ve heard me talk about it in videos and probably seen me eat the leaves right out of the jar. Stevia is one of my favorite herbs, with a sweetness 300 times greater than sugar. 

Not to be confused with artificial sweeteners of any kind, Stevia is absolutely the real deal. If you have children around your garden, it’s even more fun to grow. I love taking a leaf and chewing it, making all of my typical ‘yum, ooh, aww’ noises and then - if I’m very convincing, they will try it too. I love to see the look on their faces when they taste the intense sweetness of this herb! 

If you decide to use Stevia in your kitchen, then growing and drying your own stevia is really important. I know I sound a little bossy, but please watch out for the Stevia-fakers at the store. Green packets that say Stevia, implying that the contents is - you know, Stevia. 

But it’s not.

It’s sugar, filler and some Stevia. Please beware of those...

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