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Chinese yam a.k.a. cinnamon-vine is basically a vegetable and a species in yam-family. People also call it as “Chinese potato” whereas its Japanese name is nagaimo. As the most common name describes, Chinese Potato are native to China but also found in various part of East Asia and so on. Interesting, the edible tubers are widely used as alternative medicine since ages. For instance in Chinese, it is known as “huaishan shanyao” that literal 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 yam are somehow-the-other used as herbal treatment. It is so because we can aim stomach, spleen, lungs and more using it. Nonetheless, on a broader spectrum it is very much handy in disorders like diarrhea, asthma, diabetes and dry cough etc. Additionally, it also acts as 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.