Sweet potato leaves have not been widely used as food ingredients, compared to other types of vegetables. Though there are many health benefits stored in a handful of dark green leaf.
Some beneficial nutrients contained by sweet potato leaves provide great benefits for the human body, among others called that vitamin B6 is three times more than the fruit.
Reported by HortScience Journal page, there is also vitamin C in sweet potato leaves that are five times compared to sweet potato fruit. Riboflavinnya recorded 10 times the number of the fruit itself.
On the other hand there are carbohydrates, proteins and calcium, also iron which each has a positive use for health.
Even on sweet potato leaves also stored beta carotene is good for eye health, lutein with the same benefits.
In some health groups, there are a number of testimonials about the benefits of sweet potato leaves to increase platelet counts for people with dengue or dengue fever.
Although officially no research has proven it from the scientific side, but testimony from many users there is no harm in trying.
According to herbalist consultants and practitioners, Prapti Utami doctors, the testimony only shows empirical benefits or benefit tests.
“I have not explored the journal, but based on a group on Facebook that consists of 12 thousand people, many of the stories managed to raise platelets,” he said as quoted by page liputan6.com.
How to use sweet potato leaves to raise platelets is to boil using a number of water, five minutes only. After that boiled water consumed by the patient until the platelet count rises.
“After getting medical treatment may be given sweet potato leaves,” he added.