Kwentong Kengkay

Enero 23, 2008

Go home and plant camote

Kung totoo man ito, at sana nga ay totoo — ang kamote lang pala ang sagot para sa sakit na dengue? Paki basa na lang itong forwarded email na ito na kung meron mang makakapagpatotoo e sana lang mag-iwan ng komento dito sa aking blog.

There is hope that the dengue scourge will be obliterated. I was in a meeting in Manila recently with other Napolcom officials. While waiting for my flight back to Cebu, I happened to talk with friends. The conversation eventually turned to dengue. Some of their statements shocked me. I called up the persons concerned and they confirmed these revelations.

Computer technician Wenceslao Salesale Jr., 27, was downed by dengue. His platelet count plunged from 180 to 80. He was rushed by ambulance from Novaliches to Manila . Inside the ambulance, a relative, acting upon the advice of a missionary priest, made him drink soup made from camote tops. The following day, his platelet count became normal. Dengue attacked the 7-year-old daughter of engineers Mar and Lita Budlongan of Kaloocan City . Her platelet count read 80. The same treatment was used. The following day she was back to normal.

The 15-year-old daughter of businessman Nepomuceno Salaga of Sampaloc, Manila had a dangerous platelet count of 80 due to dengue. The same treatment was followed. The following day she was back in school.

I asked a doctor of medicine about herbal cures and he said that many, if not most, medicines come from plants. He also said that under the Hippocratic Oath, doctors are bound encourage anything that can cure a patient.

Research

We need not do research deep in the rainforests of the Amazon or venture into the ocean depths in search of the elusive cure for dengue. It is right there in the backyard.

The following information is from Wikipedia, “In 1992, the Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables. Considering fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value. According to these criteria, sweet potatoes earned 184 points, 100 points over the next on the list, the common potato (NCSPC).”

“…Sweet potato tops are excellent sources of antioxidative compounds, mainly polyphenolics, which may protect the human body from oxidative stress that is associated with many diseases including cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Sweet potato greens have the highest content of total polyphenolics among other commercial vegetables studied.

“Sweet potatoes contain protein, dietary fiber, lipid, and essential minerals and nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfur, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, aluminum and boron. Sweet potatoes are also important sources of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and ascorbic acid.”

Camote

In the case of Salaga, he bought five sheaves (bugkos/ bigkis) of camote cuttings. Each sheaf consists of about 12 cuttings. Each cutting measures about one foot. A sheaf costs about P5.

Camote tops are boiled in water to extract the juice. The boiling lasts for about five minutes. A little salt is used to give flavor to it. The patient is made to drink slowly and gradually. The body’s immunity system is thus revived, making dengue helpless against the body’s natural defenses. Camote enables the body to heal itself.

Now you know why I earlier said that my friends’ revelations shocked me. They were shocking because people are needlessly dying all around us from dengue, while their very cure is also all around us.

In the past, many were fond of using the derogatory statement, “Go home and plant camote. ” Now, camote is big news. It can save lives. What could be bigger than that? So, to fortify your family against dengue, “Go home and plant camote!” (Engr. Lita Budiongan and Mr. Nepomuceno Salaga personally related to me their experiences with their respective daughters. I asked their permission to use their names.)

Ang pamilya ko dito sa Alemanya ay mga kamote eaters din. Lalo na kapag summer time kasi barbekyung kamote ang kasama sa hinahain namin kapag barbekyuhan time na e. Kahit nga itong mga pamilya kong puti na sanay na sanay sa patatas e naging convert sila sa kamote nung una nila itong matikman. Kaya naman matagal na naming balak na magtanim ng kamote sa bakuran namin. Itatabi namin yon sa pasalubong kong pipino seeds na galing kay Pinay in England. E kayo, why not go home and plant camote, too?

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  1. hehe mukang ok nga yan ah.. ska cguro yung smell ng utut kakakain ng kamote ang mkaka chugi sa mga lamok Lols 😆

    cge mami kengky, ‘Goin’ Kamote na din kami !!! 😀
    kengkay: ang kulet, ahahaha. oo nga ano, nalimutan ko na yang resulta ng pagkain ng kamote.

    Komento ni koreanmine — Enero 23, 2008 @ 9:41 hapon | Sagutin

  2. meron kaming tanim na camote sa province. i might as well include that in my iterinary list pag pumunta ulit ako dun. ^^

    thanks sa info!
    kengkay; hala, magtanim at magani ng kamote, hehe

    Komento ni Raymond Lee Quijano — Enero 24, 2008 @ 12:21 umaga | Sagutin

  3. ok talaga ang kamote. peborit ko yan na meryenda. tsaka yung talbos…ayos na ayos para sa mga anemic.
    kengkay: uy, gusto ko rin yung ginataang kamote, kamoteng barbecue, matamis na kamote, inihaw na kamote pero yung talbos ng kamote pikit mata ko yang kinakain

    Komento ni MARU — Enero 24, 2008 @ 1:46 umaga | Sagutin

  4. thanks for posting this, kengkay! i learned something!
    kengkay: welkam, ako din e, hindi ko rin alam to

    Komento ni NJ — Enero 24, 2008 @ 3:44 umaga | Sagutin

  5. mareng kengks, it’s entirely possible that the cure for Dengue lies with herbal medicines (something that our country is blessed abundantly with)… the problem lies in the certification. just last night, the DOH gave a statement WARNING against people placing too much faith in Homeopathic medicines (kahit may examples na ng cures dito). apparently, the big pharmaceutical company lobby groups call the shots… camote tops as cure for dengue? pwede, kung ma-patent muna ng isang malaking pharma company ang ating lowly camote 😦
    kengkay: ay buhay… ayan na naman ang malalaking higante at tatapakan ang kamote

    Komento ni taroogs — Enero 24, 2008 @ 4:37 umaga | Sagutin

  6. Very informative post. Thanks for sharing! This might come in handy someday. 🙂
    kengkay: kailangan muna natin i check kung totoo nga sya

    Komento ni Jaypee — Enero 24, 2008 @ 4:55 umaga | Sagutin

  7. ate kengks!!! halu.. halu.. *muah!*

    pero bakit iba ang epekto sa akin ng kamote… kumucute ako lalo. echos!! hahaha!

    ate kengks kelan uwi mo.. nareceive ko offline message mo sakin. tuloy ba yun? update mo ko ha? 😉
    kengkay: ako din, kaya nga kahit na hirap maghanap ng kamote dito pero dahil mas kyut ako dahil sa kamote e hanap ko pa rin sya, hehehehe. uy oo, feb 24 sa ortigas tayo.

    Komento ni jojie — Enero 24, 2008 @ 6:29 umaga | Sagutin

  8. Never heard of this.

    Because its viral, it is self limiting. You treat the symptoms presented and let the body fight off the virus. Some tretments I know are:

    anti-pyretics for fever
    analgesics for pain (not brufen or similar drugs as the risk of bleeding)

    and the need for platelet transfusions if platelet count becomes dangerously low.

    It is essential that you seek medical advice imminently as soon as Dengue is suspected for close observation.

    However, it could be that camote and anything similar, as supported by some of the statements above contains the necessary nutrients to boost the body’s immune system.
    kengkay: uy, maganda tong iniwan mong komento. kaya nga dapat, malaman natin muna kung totoo nga ito. at sempre dapat magpa consulta talaga

    Komento ni Blogoloco - Win $250 — Enero 24, 2008 @ 9:06 umaga | Sagutin

  9. posible yan kengkay. at nakakatuwa, dahil marami tayo nyan rito. maski nga yung saluyut, di ba? one time parang sumikat yata yung powdered saluyut dahil nagka-interes ang mga japanese. sana mas lalong bigyang-pansin ng mga pinoy researchers ang mga iyan. 🙂
    kengkay: uy, di ko yata alam yang saluyot na yan. ang alam ko yung , ano nga yung tawag dun sa hinahalo sa halo halo, ahahaha. nalimutan ko na, hmp

    Komento ni homebodyhubby — Enero 24, 2008 @ 9:19 umaga | Sagutin

  10. i haven’t heard of this before. I think I’m going to research this. This is really interesting.

    hmmm dikaya ate kengs yung utot na nagegenerate ng kamote ang nakakamatay ng lamok haha.

    Ingat sa paguwi and enjoy the vacation.
    kengkay: kasama na siguro yung amoy dun, hehehe. i research mo nga

    Komento ni bluep — Enero 24, 2008 @ 1:49 hapon | Sagutin

  11. hi kengkay.. may award ako sayo.. dali tingnan mo site ko.. 🙂
    kengkay: salamat, halos mahulog ako sa hagdan sa kamamadali ko, hahaha

    Komento ni Solo — Enero 24, 2008 @ 1:54 hapon | Sagutin

  12. I don’t know why, but because of my background of conducting clinical trials, I am skeptical about the effects of camote on dengue. It could be coincidence, and a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial would help prove it.
    On the other hand, I do enjoy camote tops. Peyborit ko siyang pang-ibabaw sa munggo, at masarap na ensalada kung may kasamang bagoong at kamatis! Of course there is no harm in eating it, maysakit man o wala. It’s a great source of so many nutrients.
    But I would caution against self-medicating with it, lalo na kung mataas na ang lagnat at malala ang sakit. Let’s know our limits and know when to seek proper medical care!
    kengkay: ayan, inaantay ko talaga si megamom 😀 yup, self medication should also be done in close consultation with the doctors — oops, inglis yon ah 😀

    Komento ni megamomph — Enero 24, 2008 @ 3:00 hapon | Sagutin

  13. My take on the situation – a balanced and well sourced diet is good! People say this of other root crops and other veggies. Eat this, don’t eat that. I think what we really need is to have a variety of things on our plate and eat healthily – to get the benefits of good nutrition. 😀

    Citronella will also keep the pesky mosquitoes away!

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    kengkay: joy, bakit dito hindi accepted yang citronella na yan? hindi daw effective, huh?

    Komento ni joy — Enero 24, 2008 @ 7:03 hapon | Sagutin

  14. astig talaga ang kamote. kaya hindi dapat ismolin. go kamote, go!
    kengkay: ayan, saludo talaga tayo sa mga kamote, hehehe

    Komento ni jeckyll27 — Enero 24, 2008 @ 10:10 hapon | Sagutin

  15. My sister died of dengue and I’m upset we didn’t know this. I guess too much knowledge of useless things.
    kengkay: minsan kasi.. hindi ko alam kung ano sasabihin ko, am sorry to hear that. minsan yung mga useless things din na akala natin, may mga gamit din pala yon. kailangan lang awareness siguro

    Komento ni reyna elena — Enero 25, 2008 @ 5:10 umaga | Sagutin

  16. Gusto ko din magtanin ng kamote dito nuon pa..walang magandang lugar sa maliit naming backyard..buti ka pa, malaki lupain..

    mareng kengkay, padalhan mo na lang ako kay? 😀

    hapi wikend!
    kengkay: uy, padalhan kita ng kamote at ng backyard, ahahaha

    Komento ni thess — Enero 25, 2008 @ 7:08 umaga | Sagutin

  17. Dengue – virus ids transmitted from an Aedes Aegypti mosquito bite. Loves t o breed on stagnant water. Kaya alisin lahat ng mga “pusak” o mga naipong tubig sa mga lumang paso at sa inyong hindi gumagamang pond.

    Komento ni Blogoloco - Win $250 — Enero 25, 2008 @ 12:01 hapon | Sagutin

  18. masarap ang nilagang talbos ng kamote tapos isasawsaw mo sa bagoong na isdang may kalamansi! hhmmm… yummy! 🙂
    kengkay: grabe, parang naamoy ko agad yung bagoong ah 😀

    Komento ni eNocH — Enero 25, 2008 @ 12:36 hapon | Sagutin

  19. akala ko pampa uto* lang ang kamote?

    hahahhaha…..pero i love love camote chips!!!
    kengkay: camote chips??? yan ba yung barbecued camote? paborito ko yan

    Komento ni chuvaness — Enero 25, 2008 @ 5:25 hapon | Sagutin

  20. Mahiwagang Kamote, Gamot daw sa Dengue
    kengkay: uy, may holy camote pala, hahahaha

    Komento ni Holy Kamote — Enero 25, 2008 @ 7:02 hapon | Sagutin

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    Pasa ni Sa Pagitan ng Iyong mga Hita « — Enero 27, 2008 @ 11:31 umaga | Sagutin

  22. salamat nakita kooo!!! we have a friend in Makati Med at the moment at dengue, ayun, kamote tops ang sinabi namen and I sent this link! SALAMAT EVER TALAGA!!!
    kengkay: naku, sana nakatulong yung camote na yon

    Komento ni reyna elena — Pebrero 13, 2008 @ 3:21 umaga | Sagutin

  23. No ba yong ibang comment, syempre supplemental ang sinasabi sa blog na ito, hindi dapat mag rely alone sa camote, para na ring first aid. Pa check up kayo no.

    Ms. Kengs lam mo may experience ako dyan kasi yong Aeta sa amin sasalinan na sana ng dugo pero dahil nga ala cla pera kundi camote kaya yun pinaglagaan ng talbos kamote nilaklak nya, e di labas agad sya ng ospital. Epektib.

    Isa pa oregano the best talaga. Ang panganay ko nagsimula sa amoxcicilin antibiotic hanggang makarating ng zithromycin (mataas ng version ng antibiotic) hindi pa rin gumaling sa ubo. Nagpalit na ako ng pedia at naghahanap na ako ng pulmunary doctor sa bata hanggang mauwi na sa primary complex ang ubo ng anak ko. Imagine tubig sipon lang yon ng dinala ko sa clinic ng pedia 1st day pa lang ng sipon nauwi sa primary complex. Salamat na lang inaway talaga ako ni Tatay para ipainom sa anak ko oregano at gumaling agad sya. Kinabukasan lang naglalaro na anak ko, walang irritation, samantalang bago yon e erratic na ang heart beat ng baby ko. She was about 2 yrs old then.
    Bwisit talaga pedia na yon, sarap i post name dito. Alam u ba everytime na pumupunta kami sa Clinic nya halos hindi nya na ma take kuhanin ang bayad namin sa kahihiyan.
    After a year then pina X-ray ko ulit anak ko walang makitang trace man lang ng primary.
    Hate ko talaga ang pedia na yon lalo at madalas naming makita nagshoshoping sa GUESS.

    Kumusta kayang mga pasyente nya. Yong isa kong officemate na nagrecommend sa akin sa doktor na yon mataba na ang anak dahil sa gamot na prescribed nya na may halong steriod. For seven years nya na raw itong ginagamot sa paniniwalang asthma, as his usual diagnosis (yon din ang sabi nya sa anak ko matapos patunayan ng hospital na kinuhanan ko ng x-ray na walang primary complex ang baby ko)
    Sa ngayon ang officemate ko nakikiani na rin sa garden ko sa paso ng oregano.

    Thanks nga pala sa kamote tips.

    kengkay: uy, salamat sa oregano tips! sa totoo lang, pwede ko bang i blog ang tungkol sa oregano na ito? sa tingin ko marami ang matutulungan natin sa ganyan, ngayon lang magtatanim na ako ng oregano sa bakod namin! at dun sa pedia na yan, naku, word of the mouth na lang. sabihin mo yung mga tao na iwasan yun. kawawa ang mga bata kapag ganyan ano…dito nilayasan din namin yung dating pedia ng mga bata; eto ang kwento:

    http://homeworked.blogspot.com/2007/07/why-we-decided-to-change-pedias.html

    Komento ni visitor1 — Agosto 14, 2008 @ 4:01 umaga | Sagutin

  24. just came in from the hospital, had my sons checked for dengue. Pinauwi pa naman but their throbocytes are lower than normal.

    bawal daw ang dark, so my sons’ spermdonor is objecting… but I will sneak it in for them to drink.

    Wala namang masama sa natural juices, esp. kung talbos

    Tingnan natin ang susunod na kabanata….

    Thanks for the post!

    kengkay: dear kat – sorry to hear about your sons. am praying all would be better soon. sana nga makatulong.

    Komento ni Kat — Agosto 27, 2008 @ 4:32 hapon | Sagutin

  25. I am also an advocate of Kamote. Lately, we tried kamote tops juice (juice extracted from boiling) mix it with calamansi juice and even my 7 year old son likes it a lot.

    I heard it thru a news recetly. It not only nutritious but also worth of our penny.

    Good luck to your blog

    kengkay: salamat gene, am trying to find sweet camote juice in the market, baka sakaling meron na rin, pero wala pa e 😀

    Komento ni Gene Montenegro — Setyembre 8, 2008 @ 6:18 umaga | Sagutin

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    Pasa ni kamote laban sa dengue? « Kwentong Kengkay — Enero 24, 2009 @ 1:19 hapon | Sagutin

  27. yes, it’s true. the son of my friend was admitted because of dengue and that was just last week. i told them to boil camote tops at ipainum sa anak nya kasi ang baba na ng platelet nya 30 nalng and they are already looking for blood donor. ng napainum nila.at nang napainum nila ito sa camote soup the platelet ay tumaas and it took only 2 days at nakauwi na siya sa bahay nila. this is really true he the son of the owner of fe’s lechon at pusok,lapulapu city, cebu, phils. we have to spread the good news thru d internet.

    Komento ni spooko — Setyembre 23, 2009 @ 6:50 umaga | Sagutin

  28. mas maganda ang talbos ng kamote kailangan lang i juice. i eextract di na pakukulun para di mawala ang enzyme. kailangan mo lang ng juicer pang extract. very effective

    Komento ni bem — Enero 22, 2010 @ 2:07 umaga | Sagutin

  29. a miracle talbos ng camote talaga bata pa ko narinrinig ko na tong talbos ng camote ,not only for commercial its proven bakit noon panahon ng hapon puro camote at talbos lang daw ang pagkain di pa uso uso ang mga cancer na lumalabas ,its help me a lot this miracle plants meron akong cyst but its gone ,have faith kong kakain ka ng isang bagay at trust kay god

    Komento ni Evelyn Pajarillo Ojeda — Hunyo 12, 2011 @ 6:01 umaga | Sagutin

    • ang sarap naman basahin ng komentong ganito. mabuti naman at nakatulong sa iyo ang talbos ng camote, pero sabi mo nga kailangan din talaga ng paniniwala sa itaas. God bless us all!

      Komento ni kengkay — Hunyo 17, 2011 @ 1:51 hapon | Sagutin

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