J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S186, 2015
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015 September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.
POS-93: PRELIMINARY STUDY FOR OBTAINING SYRUP OF Stevia rebaudiana
Fidalgo O, Monteagudo R, Bolaños G, Echemendía O.
Introductión: Stevia rebaudiana or ka’ahe’e leaves aqueous extracts, are worldwide used since some time ago as a substitute of common sugar in many foods and beverages. Their high sweetening power is due to the presence of steviol glycosides or steviosides which show a low calorific value, which can be used in the treatment of diabetics. Material and Methods: Aqueous extractions of S. rebaudiana leaves were carried out using two methods to obtaining syrup: maceration and infusion. Each one of these methods were made with dry leaves and dust by mean of statically and stirring way. All obtained syrum samples were physically, chemically and microbiologically tested and measured their cytotoxic and antiviral activity. Results and Conclusions: All the samples were found to have a brown to dark brown color; these were odorless, sweet and slightly bitter. None showed cytotoxic activity in cell culture, or present antiviral activity against herpes simplex type 1 and 2, but showed a high antimicrobial activity.
Citation Format: Fidalgo O, Monteagudo R, Bolaños G, Echemendía O (2015) Preliminary study for obtaining syrup of Stevia rebaudiana. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S186. Abstract nr POS-93.