Tuesday Toot: Sweet Potato Tops Juice


For the cause of me and my family getting healthier, I have been doing a lot of juicing these past few days. I have always believed in going natural for as long as I can remember. I drink no less than 10 glasses a day and on extremely hot days, I swear I could drink a quarter of our 5 gallon supply of water that’s upside down the dispenser. I am not exaggerating. I have been a “water person” in this sense. But for some reason, during the years that passed, I practically selected on the “naturals” that I have been doing.

Let’s face it, it can be a task to go natural. One major non-negotiable was sticking on my little guy’s brown rice staple. He has been consuming brown rice right from when he started learning how to take in solids, or should I say, semi-solids. During that time, I process his ration in a grinding machine before I have it cooked. It worked for him and his growth and development has been above average since. We are glad to have leered away from those usual commercial baby food products. Although I had him on cerelac for a while, I soon got to my senses when I investigated on what I was giving my child.

Okay, so you may ask, why Sweet Potato Tops Juice (Camote Juice) of all the hundreds of different vegetable sheaves on earth, aside from being the most refreshing and easy to prepare. Here’s why, as I go through from one forum to another, I have been getting the same kind of buzz over Camote juice, its ability to cure the deadly Dengue, boost immunity and all. After you get to read the item below, I know I need not say more.

Here are some stories from filipinos I have read from a Filipino Forum:

Computer technician Wenceslao Salesale Jr., 27, was downed by dengue.
His platelet count plunged from 180 to 80. He was rushed by ambulance from
Novaliches to Manila. Inside the ambulance, a relative, acting upon the
advice of a missionary priest, made him drink soup made from camote

The following day, his platelet count was normal.

Dengue attacked the 7-year-old daughter of engineers Mar and Lita
Budlongan of Kaloocan City. Her platelet count read 80. The same treatment was

The following day she was back to normal.

The 15-year-old daughter of businessman Nepomuceno Salaga of Sampaloc,
Manila had a dangerous platelet count of 80 due to dengue. The same
treatment was followed. The following day she was back in school.

If you will ask a Doctor of medicine about herbal cures al they have to say is that many,
if not most, medicines come from plants.


We need not do research deep i n the rainforests of the Amazon or venture
into the ocean depths in search of the elusive cure for dengue. It is
right there in the backyard.

The following information is from Wikipedia:

“In 1992, the Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the
nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables. Considering
fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and
calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value. According
to these criteria, sweet potatoes earned 184 points, 100 points over the
next on the list, the common potato (NCSPC).”

“…Sweet potato tops are excellent sources of antioxidative compounds,
mainly polyphenolics, which may protect the human body from oxidative
stress that is associated with many diseases including cancer and
cardiovascular diseases. Sweet potato greens have the highest content of
total polyphenolics among other commercial vegetables studied.

“Sweet potatoes contain protein, dietary fiber, lipid, and essential
minerals and nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium,
potassium, sulfur, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, aluminum and boron.
Sweet potatoes are also important sources of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin,
niacin and ascorbic acid.”


In the case of Salaga, he bought five sheaves (bugkos/ bigkis) of camote
cuttings. Each sheaf consists of about 12 cuttings. Each cutting
measures about one foot. A sheaf costs about P5.

Camote tops are boiled in water to extract the juice. The boiling lasts
for about five minutes. A little salt is used to give flavor to it. The
patient is made to drink slowly and gradually. The body’s immunity system is
thus revived, making dengue helpless against the body’s natural defenses.
Camote enables the body to heal itself.

This is so important information because in this forum the most cases that we can read about emergencies is Dengue and sadly people are needlessly dying all around us from dengue, while their very cure is also all around us.

Long time ago, Filipinos were fond of using the derogatory statement, “Go home
and plant camote.” is a joke given if one failed or encountered some misfortune in life.

So, now to ave your family against dengue, “Go home and plant camote!” (sweet potato/yam)

Tuesday Toot: Sweet Potato Tops Juice

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