Yacon, Smallanthus sonchifolia
Yacon is a plant traditionally grown in the Northern and Central Andes, it is also known as a “Peruvian ground apple”. Yacon is a species of perennial daisy grown for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots.
Yacon is an herb of regulation. Due to its fructooligosaccharides and high potassium and fiber content, Yacon helps to balance blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol and regulate blood pressure. Yacon is also filled with probiotics and prebiotics that aid in digestion and colon health. Though the root of Yacon is typically consumed as a food and dietary aid, the leaf of Yacon is filled with beneficial compounds and nutrients that make its addition in our teas a fighting force against diabetes and blood sugar imbalance.
- Aids digestion
- Supports colon health
- Helps balance blood sugar levels
- Assists with treatment of diabetes
- Maintains liver health
- Reduces strain on cardiovascular system