Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius) is a plant.
- Yacon leaves contain quantities of protocatechuic, chlorogenic, caffeic, and ferulic acids, which gives tisanes (herbal teas) made from the leaves prebiotic and antioxidant properties.
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]
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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