Overview of Aztec Sweet Herb
Scientific Name: Phyla dulcis / Lippia dulcis
Aztec sweet herb is sometimes added to sweeten drinks and it also gives drinks a minty flavor. The “dulcis” in its botanical name means sweet tasting. The compound, hernandulcin, isolated from the leaves of this plant is nearly 1,000 times sweeter than sugar. However, caution should be advised while using this plant because it produces the toxic compound, camphor.
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- Side effects have not been studied.
- Caution should be advised while using this plant because it produces the toxic compound, camphor.
- Contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements and extracts containing Aztec sweet herb.
There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing Aztec sweet herb during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.
Aztec sweet herb is not a "drug", the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.