Yam plants already in consumption by the people of ancient Mesoamerica, including the Aztec, Olmec, Maya, and Toltec. The Spanish brought to the Philippines in the 16th century, which later spread to Southeast Asia and the Far East. Because durable Jícama fresh without having to be stored in the refrigerator, the sailors of old make it as a stepping-stone to cruise at sea.
Benefits Jícama :
The meat is sweet and fibrous fruits. The sweetness comes from the womb frukto-oligosaccharide that can not be in the body's metabolism, so that both make a healthy snack for people with diabetes (diabetes). Besides edible fruit flesh of yam has been used traditionally for skin whitening facial mask, especially in the tropics.
Because rich in vitamin C (25% of daily value), which is a component of antioxidants, this fruit has anti-inflammatory properties, so good for people with asthma to reduce symptoms. Good to prevent mange and bruises on the skin and lowers levels of homocysteine, thereby increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart can be derived.
Water steeping roots can be used to piss bullets, while the seeds are a laxative and can be used for treating herpes.
Vitamin C and E, iron, calcium, carbohydrates and fiber.
Yam plant seeds contain toxins and are often used to kill insects and fish.