Everyone knows that Sweet Potatoes have health benefits… but did you know that Sweet Potato Leaves are healing?
Sweet Potato Leaves are packed full of great antioxidants… also vitamin C making it great for fighting off free radicals thus preventing premature aging and disease.
Sweet Potato Leaves boost the immune system and thus helping to prevent infections and disease.
And the leaves and the rest of the plant may work wonders for balancing out blood sugar making great for diabetics. It contains a substance called FIBL… that in studies done on mice did lower blood sugar levels.
Making a drink of the Sweet Potato Leaves really works wonders for GI distress, stomachaches, diarrhea, and nausea.
And some find that Sweet Potato Leaves reduce fevers making it great for colds and flues.
Sweet Potato Leaves are great for skin problems too… such as bug bites, burns, and scrapes.
And last but not least Sweet Potato Leaves can lower blood pressure and also help with anxiety and stress.
Next time you dig up some Sweet Potatoes remember to use the leaves.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist