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Sweet Potato Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Sweet Potato
Glycemic Index / Load
Sweet Potato
Botanical Name
Ipomoea Batatas
Hindi Name
Mitha Aloo, Shakkarandi, Shakarkandi,
Chinese Name
Fan Shu

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Sweet Potato Cures

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Action of Sweet Potato

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato
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Taste of
Sweet Potato

Nature of
Sweet Potato


Parts Used

Tops, Leaves, Edible Roots

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Sweet Potato

It may cause Constipation, Stomachache.
Before using Sweet Potato, please consult a doctor if you have ever had oxalate urinary tract stones.
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Sweet Potato is a tuber.
It is may be annual or perennial.
It grows in warm, temperate climates.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Diabetes, Eye Diseases.


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Materia Medica for Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato General

Sweet Potato is rich in Vitamin B6, C, D, Iron, Magnesium and Potassium. Vitamin B6 reduces the risk of Degenerative diseases including Heart attack.
Viatmin C in Sweet Potato helps to ward off cold and flu. It accelerates Wound healing. It produces collagen and keeps Skin youthful and Elastic. It protects the Body against toxins.
Sweet Potato are a rich source of Beta carotene. Beta carotene gets transformed into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is responsible in keeping the mucous membranes healthy. This makes the recovery from Cold faster. It boosts Body's immunity to diseases.
Sweet Poatao is rich in cartenoids. Cartenoids strengthens the Eye Sight.
Sweet Potato regulates the Blood sugar level in the Body.
The high fiber content helps to prevent Constipation.
It aids in healthy functioning of the Immune System.
It maintains healthy Blood Pressure.
It is a relaxant and Anti stress mineral.
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Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Fibrocystic Breasts

Boil Sweet Potato. Peel off the skin. Sprinkle Lemon and salt over it. Have it. Tasty and easiest way to reduce the lumps.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Sallow Skin

Boil Sweet Potato ( Mitha Aloo ). Strain the boiled water and store in a bottle. Apply it over the affected skin while going to bed. Rinse in the morning.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Cracked Heels

Soak your feet in that lukewarm water in which Sweet Potato ( Mitha Aloo ) were boiled. Do it for 15 minutes daily.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Puffy Eyes

Peel a Sweet Potato ( Mitha Aloo ). Cut in to pieces. Put a piece on each eye for 15 to 20 minutes.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Dark Circles

Put Sweet Potato ( Mitha Aloo ) slice on your eyes for 15 minutes daily. It cures this problem.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Blemishes

Take a slice of Sweet Potato ( Mitha Aloo ). Rub it over affected areas for 15 minutes daily.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Wrinkles

Consume Sweet Potato ( Mitha Aloo ) daily. It fights with aging affects.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Age Spots

Boil a Sweet Potato ( Mitha Aloo ). Peel and mash. Add one teaspoon Honey ( Shehad ), one teaspoon Lemon ( Nimbo ) juice and one teaspoon Ginger ( Adrak ) juice. Blend. Apply it over face. Let it dry and rinse with normal water. This formula gives you fresh and young skin.

Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ) for Gout

Take 2 medium sized Sweet Potato ( Shakarkandi ). Boil and peel. Cut in to pieces and sprinkle lemon over them. Eat them.

Sweet Potato for Hypokalemia

Boil Sweet Potato. Peel off the skin. Consume it daily.

Sweet Potato as an Aphrodisiac

Sweet Potato when consumed in large amount stimulates sexual potency.
Consume Sweet Potato daily.
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Herbal Treatment For Cancer 1

Boil Turnip and Sweet Potatoes. Mash them. Eat.

Herbal Treatment For Colic 2

Take Catechu, Sweet Potato, Lemon. Grind them. Add a little water. Drink it two or three times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Ear Discharge 1

Take the roots of Boerhavia Diffusa, Spermacoce Hispida and bark of Sweet Potato. Grind them. Boil the powder in mustard oil. Coot it and filter. Use it slightly warm as ear drop twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 9

Take the following herbs :
Sweet Potato : Mitha Aloo : Boiled : Peeled : Mashed : 1
Olive : Jaitun : 2 tablespoon
Yogurt : Dahi : Half cup
Mix all and blend for 5 minutes. Add One tablespoon Honey ( Shehad ). Apply it from scalp to the end. Rinse with mild shampoo after an hour.
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Ashutosh Pandey ( India/Uttar Pradesh )
21 Jan 2017
Is it good to eat fried sweet potatoes daily
31 Jan 2017
Dear Ashutosh. Sweet Potatoes are a rich source of carbohydrates. So, the excess might lead to minor side effcets on skin or nails and may also cause Constipation. But, if you reduce the consumption, take it thrice a week or on alternate days, the side effects will begin to disappear. Excess of everything is bad, so avoid taking them in excess. If you have a history of stones in Kidneys or Bladder, then you must avoid it.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Suhi ( India )
05 Feb 2017
My father got serpi(skin allergy) one year ago.
Will he get any side effects with sweet potato?
07 Feb 2017
If your father is allergic to Sweet Potatoes, then only he might have side effects like redness or swelling of the skin.
Subhendu Naskar ( India )
28 Apr 2017
How to take and how much to be taken for diabetes.
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