Amazing Benefits of Camote Tops Leaves (Talbos ng Kamote)

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Talbos ng Kamote or a Sweet Potato Tops is one of those vegetables I planted in our backyard during my childhood, but I never eat them all the time for some reasons. It is easily grown and does not require special maintenance or fertilizers to grow and is a good alternative to rice.

These green leafy tops have the highest content of total polyphenolic, among other commercial vegetables studied. It has excellent source of anti-oxidative compounds mainly, polyphenolic which protects the human body from oxidative stress associated with many diseases, including cancer and cardio vascular diseases. It is a good source of protein, minerals, dietary fiber and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorous, sulfur, iron and zinc.

Listed below are some Health Benefits of Talbos ng Kamote:

  • Diabetes treatment
  • Promotes good health
  • Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Regulates good bowel movements
  • Destroys bacteria and inhibit fungi

Here’s how to make Talbos ng Kamote a Healthy drink:

You will need:

  • 2 cups of talbos ng kamote
  • 6 pieces kalamansi fruit
  • 6 table spoon of sugar
  • 2 cups of water


  1. Clean the talbos ng kamote
  2. Put the talbos ng kamote in 2 cups of water.
  3. Boil for 10-15 minutes and the water will turn green.
  4. Add the calamansi and stir with the water as it turn pink.
  5. Stir in the sugar.
  6. Drink and enjoy the juice!

I am an anemic person, so my doctor suggested to eat food that are rich in iron such as liver steak and leafy vegetables including talbos ng kamote. So I made it a habit to add talbos ng kamote in my diet.

Camote Tops as Dengue Cure

In conjunction with the positive benefits of talbos ng kamote, did you know that it was said that it can as well treat dengue fever? A disease considered as one of the dangerous tropical diseases caused by dengue virus that plagued so many children and adults. 

Dengue Fever Symptoms

  • Fever may go up to 39-40 degree Celsius.
  • Fever lasts for 1-7 days then fades away for 1-2 days.
  • Chills, headache, severe muscle and joint pains.
  • Noticeable red and white patchy rashes on the skin.
  • Bleeding of gums, severe pain behind the eyes, and red palm and soles.

According to research, camote tops can counter attack the downfall of platelet count of anyone hit by dengue fever. The body’s immune system is thus revived, making dengue become helpless against the body’s natural defenses. With the help of camote tops, the body enables to heal itself. So, there’s no excuse in saving one from dengue, because the cure is just around us.

Here are some procedures in preparing Camote tops Juice in treating dengue fever:

  1. Get a bundle of Camote Tops.
  2. Cut it for about 12 inches and wash it to take out the soil and other dirt particles.
  3. Boil the Camote tops for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Add a little salt to flavor or a sugar to make it easier to drink.
  5. Let the patient drink slowly and gradually.

Tone up the health of your family against dengue by drinking Camote Tops Juice!

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35 Responses to Amazing Benefits of Camote Tops Leaves (Talbos ng Kamote)

  1. JR Vizco says:

    The best cure for dengue is Papaya leaf extract. Try it to anyone infected with dengue. In a minute fever is gone even without paracetamol. In a day, platelet goes up.

  2. tey says:

    thanks for great information! :: very helpful :)

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  4. aj says:

    I can attest that Malunggay and Talbos ng Kamote are very effective in doubling of platelets…I was hospitalized before due to Dengue Fever, my platelets drop to 55 and my family is in panicked. Luckily, my brother brought me a tea-concoction of Malunggay and Talbos ng Kamote. I drink almost 5 liters of it everyday and all of the sudden my platelet goes up to 160…So plant more of that in your backyard……………….

  5. Cynths says:

    Try Bicarbonate buffered alkaline.. 10 drops of it in 220 ml of water (tasteless), just an hour blood platelets goes up.. It was a great help for my kid when he was confined because of dengue..

  6. elricpalanas says:

    I ate camote tops leaves early in the morning daily, i just put boiling water and leave the leaves for 3 minutes to soften then i put ketchup on it or a little soy sauce to taste better. I made this because it wont tire my body for the whole day work compare to eating meat and rice which makes me worn out easily. Camote tops leaves make me feel rejuvenated and i believe it is a miracle leaves that cure’s unknown illnesses in your body. try it and you can see the difference. Godbless.

  7. atty. titus c. borlas says:

    i boiled kamote tops but i could hardly eat them so i mixed them with my afternoon coffee. both tasted better.

  8. Francis says:

    Kangkong is amazing!!!!!!!

  9. Edgardo says:

    Thanks JR Vizo.What is in papaya leaves that it can vanish debgue fever in so short a time and elevate platelet levels in just a day? How do you prepare the medication from papaya leaves? Is this proven as an effective cure for dengue?

    • I return to this posting because of my dedication of promoting the extraordinary healing powers of the two simplist teas to prepare camote and papaya tea. It is important to know, I’ve read the boiling of the leaves actually enhances the release of the healing properties of these leaves and does not destroy their healthful properties. Not being a scientist in any profession, health or otherwise, you will find at my website and others which I post links to, volumes of information concerning both teas.

      Papaya leaf extract (PLX), not to be confused with the boiling of the leaves to make a tea, is prepared in one traditional method, of selecting three whole leaves from a fruit bearing tree, not to young not to mature. Crush the leaves, squeeze out the juice through a cheesecloth, drink without adding anything to it. The extract is not as bad tasting as many of us addicted to *sugar and sweeteners make it out to be. For more detailed information you need to visit my site or a few others that offer suggestions on preparing PLX and the outstanding nutritional health benefits.

      PLX has been scientifically researched and endorsed as a cure by two Asian research institutions. This information can be read in The Times Of India and other Asian newspapers. There is much to share about these two teas and extract. The information is not difficult to find and I will respond to any replies and post whatever links permissible at this site. I suggest you search papaya leaf cures 2013, and camote tea cures 2013 for up to date information. Scientific reports are being published frequently in regards to the benefits to be derived from camote and papaya leaves.

      *sugar– I suggest to all, do the latest ‘sugar research 2013′, as it is a great determent to our health.

  10. JR Vizco… You are right about ‘best’ cure, but camote tea is like an identical twin, coming from a split of the same egg, very difficult to tell them apart, or favor one over the other. They both rapidly cure the same diseases including cancers and much more. What I suggest to readers, it depends on which of the two is available. Camote (sweet potato) can be grown for their tops in more regions that papaya trees. Living in the Philippines, we grow both in our food garden. At fresh produce market one can inquire if the leaves of the camote is available, if not finding or developing a source is vital. The vitamins, minerals, antioxidants in either will begin to improve ones health quickly. I will stop here. 😉

  11. noel says:

    i love whole food that is why for me i eat it raw. but you have to sterilize using ozein to make sure that there will be no harmful microorganism that could upset you stomach.

  12. josie becerra says:

    where can I buy this camote top

  13. grace says:

    try raw honey instead of sugar. add once it’s cooled down a bit. much healthier.

  14. romax says:

    sobrang tamis hindi naglasa ang kamote bawasan ang sugar kung pwede..

  15. Muze says:

    hi. tanong ko lang, papano pag green yung juice hindi naging pink, ok lang ba yun? hindi kasi nagtuturn into pink

  16. jim says:

    If I use dried camote tops to make tea, would the effect be the same? I reside here in Sta. Mesa, Manila where I can hardly find fresh produce of camote tops (and I doubt if they are sold fresh). My father told me that they again planted camote in the province. So I’m planning to dry up some when I get back there, for my consumption here in the metro.

  17. Rose Edmonds says:

    Make Kamote Tops delicious: A small amount of sesame oil on a wok, sautee chopped onion, garlic and tomato then add a dash of sea salt, curry powder and paprika then add the Kamote Top until it is half cooked. It is so yummy…

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  20. mina says:

    Hi, I want to share a healthy drink that our family drink everyday.
    Ingredients: camote tops, saluyot, luyang dilaw, carrots, parsley, apple and banana..
    Mix all the ingredients and blend it all together.
    You can add any fruits that you like it makes the drink taste good.
    Happy Healthy Life..

  21. ellamae says:

    Green po talaga ang kulay pag nilalaga.Kaya lang naman po nagiging pink is because of calamansi :)

  22. VerA says:

    It’s the lemon juice that turns camote tops juice pink.

  23. catherine says:

    pno nmn ung my highblood…kala ko pang anemic lng ito

  24. amelita garau says:

    I used camote tops as one of the ingredients in my vegie smoothie.atleast no pessecticide and can be homegrown.fresh camote tops with cucumber with seeds n skin intack added grated carrots and banana or avocado and ripe seeded tomatoes all fresh.all of the ingredient are absorb by the body.any can explore other taste like adding apple fresh buko and honey tanglad concoction and lemon.great drink.

  25. noel says:

    Almost all kinds of veggies if you boil depletes its nutrients, thus minimizing its potency. Best way to enjoy and keep all its nutritional benefits would be to sterilize with OZEIN.
    Try this concoction: In a lukewarm glass of water, blend: Camote tops (iron and iodine-rich), freshly squeezed ripe lemon juice and use lakatan banana as sweetener…this is full packed nutrition! This drink is full-pack energy & nutrition with healing benefits! Vitamins/Minerals/Fiber/Antioxidant.
    By the way, Camote Tops is also rich in “Iodine”.
    What’s in this drink? My research tells me…Iodine, potassium, protein, minerals, dietary fiber and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorous, sulfur, and zinc.

  26. noel says:

    correction: should be “in a glass of lukewarm water”

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