cinnamon-vine is basically a vegetable and a species in the yam family. People also call it as “Chinese potato” whereas its Japanese name is nagaimo. As the most common name describes, Chinese potatoes are native to China but also found in various parts of East Asia and so on. Interestingly, edible tubers are widely used as an alternative medicine for ages. For instance, in Chinese, it is known as “huaishan shanyao” which literally means “mountain medicine”. Anyways, this species of yam are quite unique as far as the taste is concerned and can be eaten raw.
Uses and Benefits of Chinese Yam
Like it is said earlier that Chinese yams are somehow the other used as an herbal treatment. It is so because we can aim the stomach, spleen, lungs and more using it. Nonetheless, on a broader spectrum, it is very much handy in disorders like diarrhea, asthma, diabetes, dry cough, etc. Additionally, it also acts as a natural safeguard against:
- Gallbladder-related problems.
- Menstrual disorder.
- Osteoporosis & rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic cough
As a matter of fact, there are numerous ways that you can take Chinese yam. Like you have it raw, baked, boiled fried or even in soups. Surprisingly, it can also used in certain crèmes and gels that can be applied as ointment directly to the skin for various adjacent advantages, accordingly.