Overview. Botany of Stevia and Stevia rebaudiana. Ethnobotany of Stevia and Stevia rebaudiana. Sweet and Non-sweet Constituents of Stevia rebaudiana. The Phytochemistry of Stevia: A General Survey. Synthetic Investigations on Steviol, Stevioside, and Rebaudioside A, and their Applications as Starting Materials. Methods to Improve the Taste of the Sweet Principles of Stevia rebaudiana. Pharmacology and Toxicology of Stevioside, Rebaudioside A, and Steviol. Use of Stevia rebaudiana Sweeteners in Japan. Use of Stevioside and Cultivation of Stevia rebaudiana in Korea.
A. Douglas Kinghorn
'On the whole, this book is an excellent source of information and should be an important acquisition for any professional interested in natural products, medicinal plants and research.' - Ricardo O.Guerro, University of Puerto Rico in Phytomedicine 12, Jan 2005