The leafy part of the Camote plant is familiarly known as the Kamote tops or Talbos ng Kamote, in Tagalog. Camote leaves are usually used as vegetables in some traditional Filipino cuisines. The antioxidants present in a Camote plant are believed to be mostly found within its leaves.Camote tops' vitamins and minerals help in boosting one's immune system to prevent the body from disease-causing bacterias. Among all the other plants, research studies have shown that Camote tops may be used as a remedy to Dengue fever. It is said to help increase platelet counts that would help recover from Dengue. Camote tops can also be used to treat other diseases or sicknesses like diabetes, heart …show more content…
The same treatment was used. The following day she was back to normal.
3. The 15-year-old daughter of businessman NepomucenoSalaga 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.
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.
Now, you know why I earlier said that my friends’ revelations shocked me. They were shocking because people are needlessly dying all around us from dengue, while their very cure is also all around us.
In the past, many were fond of using the derogatory statement, "Go home and plant camote.
Now, camote is big news. It can save lives. What could be bigger than that?
So, to fortify your family against dengue, "Go home and plant camote!" We Filipinos believe that there's no harm in trying if only it is for the good to our family and because some could not afford to go to the hospital as hospitalization is very much expensive for those who are less fortunate, low income families. I