Contraceptive Properties of Stevia rebaudiana

Science  29 Nov 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3857, pp. 1007
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3857.1007


A water decoction of the plant Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni reduces fertility in adult female rats of proven fertility. The decoction continues to descrease fertility for at least 50 to 60 days after intake is stopped. The decoction did not affect appetite and apparently did not affect the health of adults rats.