Green leaf stevia contains an abundance of nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium & iron. Compounds in the plant inhibits tooth decay causing bacteria in the mouth. The leaves can be used for the treatment of gingivitis. Its antibacterial properties can help keep the gums healthy by eliminating bacteria. The fresh or dried leaf retains the complete range of medicinal properties unlike its processed counterparts.