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Yacon Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Smallanthus Sonchifolius

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Yacon Cures

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Action of Yacon

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Nutrients in Yacon

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Parts Used

Roots, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Yacon

Over dose may cause stomach distress in some patients.
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Yacon is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Diabetes.

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Materia Medica for Yacon

Yacon General

Yacon's root has potential benefits. It is beneficial for people who are overweight , have High Cholesterol and have Digestive problems. Yacon Syrup is used medicinally. Yacon plant has two tubers. The first consists of rhizomes that are red in color. These are mostly used for planting. The second type consists of brown colored tubers. These are larger in size. A thick syrup is made from Yacon root extract drawn from the tubers.
Yacon root contains fructooligosaccharide. It helps in lowering triglycerides and Bad Cholesterol in the Body. It thus reduces the risk of Heart diseases.
Compounds in Yacon root work as Prebiotics for the Body. It improves the Digestive health and treats Colitis.
It regulates Body fat. It stimulates Cholesterol metabolism and prevents excessive Cholesterol accumulation.
It is useful in controlling Type 2 Diabetes. It contains Inulin which is a type of fructose found in Yacon tuber.
It is effective in preventing Skin, Colon and Blood Cancer.
It stimulates the excretion process and satiety after eating.
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Yacon for Diabetes

Sprinkle Yacon Root powder on your food to add sweetness.
OR : Make a tea of Yacon leaves and drink reglarly.

Yacon for Obesity

Peel off raw Yacon root and add it to your salad.
OR : Drink the fresh juice of yacon blended with other fruits.
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Victor Fco. Martinez ( Puerto Rico )
18 Sep 2018
Soy un Naturopata licenciado con residencia en Puerto Rico muy interesado en esta planta y sus propiedades para mi uso y el de mis pacientes. Favor enviarme o dirigirme a como conseguir informacion sobre el Yacon
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