Other Names for Camote: Kamote, Sweet Potato, Patata, Patae, Susse Kartoffel, Patata Dulce, Patate Douce, Patata Dolce, Batata Doce, Batatas
Camote tops can assist in a holistic cancer treatment. Camote tops will not cure cancer alone but in combination with other herbs, juices and therapies, camote tops will boost cancer treatment effectiveness.
Camote tops are excellent sources of antioxidative compounds, mainly polyphenolics, which may protect the human body from oxidative stress that is associated with many diseases including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Camote tops have the highest content of total polyphenolics among other commercial vegetables studied. Camote tops also contain protein, dietary fiber, lipid, and essential minerals and nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfur, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, aluminum and boron. It is an important source of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and ascorbic acid.
Camote Tops, Dengue Fighting Vegetable
Dengue fever is one of the dreaded diseases that has plagued so many children and adults alike. When dengue strikes, the platelet count of the victim plunges down to a dangerous and critical level that becomes fatal. Research shows that the nutritional content of camote tops or sweet potato greens can counter attack the downfall of the platelet count of anyone hit by dengue fever. Camote tops revive the immune system making dengue helpless against the body’s natural defenses.
There are a lot of online articles stating how camote tops juice helped in normalizing the platelet count of dengue-affected people. Most of them state that after a day of drinking camote tops juice, the patient’s platelet count went back to normal. Though this claim is not yet proven by research, camote tops are still being used against dengue.
Camote Tops Health Benefits
Here is a list of diseases Camote Tops may help prevent or cure:
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Diabetes (Type 2)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Various Cancers of the Bowel (mouth, stomach, and colon cancers)
- Kidney Stones
Camote Tops Precaution
There is no known side effects from ingesting camote tops to date.
Camote Tops Juice Recipe
- Wash the cuttings very well to take out the soil and other dirt particles.
- Boil the camote tops for at least 5 minutes.
- Add a little salt, honey, lemon, or calamansi for a little flavor.
The camote tops can also be served as a salad or an appetizer.
Camote Tops Cancer Treatment Recommendation
Camote tops juice is great for juice fasting especially because it is very nutritious, available throughout the year, easy to grow, and doesn’t need special maintenance or fertilizers to grow. Though camote tops’ anti-cancer properties need more research, it is generally safe for consumption.