The sweet potato's roots are high in calories and vitamin A and the leafy tops are eaten as vegetables. The tops, especially purplish ones can cure boils and acne.
The following are the other health benefits of the sweet potato.
The only plant with iodine.
High in calories and vitamin A.
Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Remedy for constipation and stomach distress.
Fungicide (a substance used to destroy or inhibit the growth of fungi).
Demulcent (soothes irritated or inflamed skin or internal parts of the nose, mouth, or throat).
Convalescence (gradual return to good health after an illness or medical treatment, or the period spent recovering).
Aactericide (destroys bacteria).
Promotes and regulates bowel movements.
SWEET POTATO YOUNG LEAVES SALAD (Talbos ng Kamote Ensalada)
Sweet potato young leaves or talbos ng kamote
1 tomato, diced
1 onion, diced
Rock salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Perfect side dish with chicken, meat or fish.