Scientific name: Smallanthus sonchifolius Commercial Name: Yacon Origin: Huanuco Used part : Root , leaves Uses and applications : Infusions, supplements, sweetener for juices.
Yacon leaf has a powerful antioxidant effect, it is antibacterial, antifungal or against fungi, also serving as a liver protector. The uses of the leaves are essentially for the control of diabetes and sugar, but also serves to minimize problems in the liver, reduce bladder infections and provide a large amount of antioxidants for the liver.
Yacon roots contain phenolic compounds, mainly derivatives of chlorogenic and caffeic acid both considered antioxidants that contribute to stop cell aging, strengthen the immune system, prevent cancers, among others.
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