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Benefits of Water Yam

DPV Series: Water Yam

D-Amala Product Value Series will today celebrate the place of water yam as one of the raw material in our product.
No wonder, we can brag a lot about our D-Amala product quality!
Water yam, though a less sort, like its colleagues.. yams, potatoes etc, it is very much nutritious and you should consider eating alone and sometimes from our product.
Chiamaka Okoh through Buzz Nigeria as done justice to the values in the tuber and we feel honored to be able to share with you. It is worth your time! Enjoy!
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Medicinal Benefits of Water Yam.

Water yam is said to originate from South-East Asia in Burma, from where it spreads to other parts of the world.
It was first introduced to West African countries by the Portuguese and Spanish in the 16th century. Today, water yam is the most widely distributed of all the yams, being grown in all parts of the tropics.
Although it is different from most other tubers because it is mucilaginous and not so popular for cooking, it is still consumered by many  who knows both its nutritional and medicinal benefits.

Medicinally, it had been consumed for over 2000 years and proven to support the treatment of different systemic diseases including hypertension, a condition that may lead to stroke, heart failure and heart palpitation.

Some other benefits of water yam are:
  • Lowers effect on blood cholesterol levels. 
  • Decreases blood pressure levels. 
  • Improves digestive health. 
  • Helps with constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Good source of female hormone, progesterone.
  • Helps slow down the effects of aging and boost immune system.
  • Can be eaten through many ways; boiled, mashed, fried, steamed etc such as ojojo, ikokore etc in western Nigeria and D-Amala nationwide!
  • and so much more.