Sweet Potato


SWEET POTATO

(SHAKARKAND*)


Sweet potato is taken during fast as a fruit and saag. It increases blood cells, body fat and sexual power. Toast sweet potato in hot ash and eat, it is very tasty and sweet.Introduction:

There are many kinds of sweet potato but red and white are very famous. Red sweet potato is sweeter than the white. It is not only grown all over India but also in China, Japan, South-Africa, south regions of South America and several countries of Asia. America is considered the native place of sweet potato.

Use of sweet potato: Sweet potato is taken during fast as a fruit and saag. It increases blood cells, body fat and sexual power. Toast sweet potato in hot ash and eat, it is very tasty and sweet. Eating sweet potato with sugar is very useful. The sabji (cooked vegetable) of sweet potato and brinjal is very tasty. A person does not become the victim of gas trouble and indigestion if he takes this sabji because brinjal destroy these faults of sweet potato.  

         The flour prepared after drying sweet potato is very useful in fast. Boil sweet potato and take after crushing it in milk. The leaves of sweet potato are very nutritive. The sabji is also prepared with its soft leaves. Sweet potato is used for preparing many products like- syrup, vinegar, flour, starch, alcohol, pectin and other many products.

         According to Scientists: Sweet potato contains 16 percent starch and 4 percent sugar. Alcohol can be prepared from 20 percent part of sweet potato. Sweet potato contains vitamin-A, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, iron and a little bit quantity of vitamin-C. Sweet potato contains more quantity of carbohydrates, calcium and vitamin A than the potato. Sweet potato is more useful than potato in many ways.

Useful in this disease:

Leucorrhoea:

  • Take equal quantity of telugo potato and sweet potato and dry them in shadow. Make the powder by grinding both together. Taking 5-6 grams this powder with fresh water, goat milk or decoction of ashoka tree’s bark mixing with honey provides relief in all the types of leucorrhoea.
  • Dry sweet potato in shadow and prepare the fine powder by grinding it. After that, take 3-5 grams this powder with hot milk, it provides relief in this disease.