Yam – Properties and Medicinal uses

Botanical name: Dioscorea slats L. French name: Igname Spanish name: Papa, Batata de China, Name Yams are the tubers of various vines of the genus Dioscorea, all belonging to the botanical family Dioscoreaceae. Almost all the various types of yams are between 2-5 kilos in weight with a whitish flesh. However, they may differ in…… Continue reading Yam – Properties and Medicinal uses

Cassava (Tapioca) – Properties and Medicinal uses

Cassava or Manihot esculenta is an extensively cultivated crop in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Recently, numerous studies have unveiled the therapeutic uses of this wonderful root tuber that most people regarded as a poor man’s food. Some of these benefits include aiding digestion, lowering blood cholesterol, lowering blood sugar, preventing cancer, and boosting…… Continue reading Cassava (Tapioca) – Properties and Medicinal uses

Potato – Properties and Medicinal uses

As a staple food in many parts of the world, potato or Solanum tuberosum is used to fight stomach disorders, boost heart health, prevent cancer, improve circulation, lower cholesterol, and boost skin health. It has a long history of use in folk medicine. In terms of culinary uses, it is used worldwide to prepare various kinds…… Continue reading Potato – Properties and Medicinal uses