Stevioside and related compounds - molecules of pharmaceutical promise: a critical overview.

Abstract

Stevioside, an ent-kaurene type of diterpenoid glycoside, is a natural sweetener extracted from leaves of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni. Stevioside and a few related compounds are regarded as the most common active principles of the plant. Such phytochemicals have not only been established as non-caloric sweeteners, but reported to exhibit some other… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ardp.201000181

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