I've done some research on stevia for a while now. Aside from the very obvious massive potential in sales that it has in the food and beverage consumer aspect, the plant serves to provide a variety of health benefits. It has no calories or carbs. It lowers blood pressure and blood sugar. Stevia has antibacterial properties and aids in calcium formation. Stevia may aid in dandruff and dry scalp prevention. Stevia fights gingivits, heartburn/indigestion, and highblood pressure. The plant also may help in osteoporosis prevention. Finally, stevia applied to the skin may remove wrinkles!