Stevia is a perennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Stevia leaves contain accumulations of sweetening compounds Steviol, natural sweeteners that have 100 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. Organic candy can be produced from one or more sweetening compounds, depending the desired degree of sweetness and aftertaste. Stevia leaf extract has a relatively low effect on blood sugar levels and as such is considered as a zero calorie natural sweetener. Stevia is used for the preparation of sugar free infusions. In traditional medicine, Stevia is known for its dietetic properties; it is used for the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure and heartburn. Stevia is also used as a natural contraceptive, as a heart muscle contraction strengthener and more.