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where can I buy Sugar herb plants (Stevia) in ireland?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: where can I buy Sugar herb plants (Stevia) in ireland? Reply with quote

Anyone know where you can buy Sugar herb plants (Stevia)?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevia
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you try growing it from seed.........

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across this as a sugar substitute a couple of months ago while researching various health topics but don't know anything about it. Can it be grown here? How is it used?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found this very interesting site all about Stevia, they maintain growing from seed is not a good method????

http://www.stevia.net/growingstevia.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a place in Ireland (Cork) and (Limerick)that sell the seeds
Stevia Richters seeds €5.00
http://www.deeproutegardening.com/seeds.htm

Deep Route Gardening,
70 Douglas Street,
Cork.

Tel: 021 4311064

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Open Mon, Tues 12pm - 6 pm
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Deep Route Gardening,
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The Milk Market,
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Tel: 061 404333

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Is Stevia safe? Reply with quote

Here's a recent article suggesting that Stevia may cause health issueshttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/stevia-is-sweet-but-is-it-safe/article1333389/ namely " some studies have suggested it can lead to male reproductive problems, interfere with metabolism and cause genetic mutations."
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would sugest you go for Sweet cicely,a good hardy perrenial herb which also act as a sugar substitute for baking
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seed can be bought here too
Stevia Rebaudiana HH Perennial Av 40 seeds
Known as Sugar plant, Sweet Herb, Haa Jhee
Stevia grows up to 60cm, its leaves are 2-3cm long. For hundreds of years the leaves have been used in Brazil and Paraguay as a sweetener, now used in many parts of the world the leaves of Stevia are approx 30 times sweeter than sugar with virtually no calories. It has many herbal properties and is used to sweeten medicinal teas and foods, and medicinaly as a diuretic and for obesity, hypertension and help lowering uric acid levels, as a tonic for diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure. For medicinal purposes seek professional advice in all cases prior to using Stevia Rebaudiana.
http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/pages/herb-s.htm#H233
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