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Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius) is a plant.

Healing Properties

  • Yacon leaves contain quantities of protocatechuic, chlorogenic, caffeic, and ferulic acids, which gives tisanes (herbal teas) made from the leaves prebiotic and antioxidant properties.[1]

Disease / Symptom Treatment

  • Arteriosclerosis: The use of S. sonchifolius (yacon) leaves in the human diet [is] a potential remedy in the prevention of chronic diseases caused by radicals, e. g., arteriosclerosis.[1:1]

  1. Title: Antioxidant activity of extracts from the leaves of Smallanthus sonchifolius
    Publication: European Journal of Nutrition
    Institution(s): Palacky University, Czech Republic, CZ; Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, CZ
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