Kwentong Kengkay

Enero 24, 2009

kamote laban sa dengue?

Filed under: Seryus,Tips — kengkay @ 1:17 hapon

isa itong repost dahil dun sa istorya tungkol sa isang blogger — ang kanyang asawa at anak ay naisugod sa ospital dahil sa dengue. sana maging okay na ang lahat sa inyo, fatherblogger.

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.


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.”


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?


25 mga puna »

  1. Many thanks. You know, my sister was a victim of dengue fever. Her daughter was able to survive. When I flew to Manila noon, deretso kong binitbit ang pangkin ko to the hospital. We have to roam around Legazpi City looking for blood – you have no idea how difficult that was. Kaya, this story is very close to my heart.

    Komento ni reyna elena — Enero 24, 2009 @ 1:27 hapon | Sagutin

  2. isa sa mga gusto kong pagkain din ang kamote…yun nga lang talagang magbubuga ka din ng utot,hihihi

    Komento ni p0kw4ng — Enero 24, 2009 @ 4:15 hapon | Sagutin

  3. never pa naman ako nagka dengue thank God!

    Komento ni Cindyrella — Enero 24, 2009 @ 4:39 hapon | Sagutin

  4. talaga?eh di oks na oks yan kung totoo.

    nagkadengue cousin ko before.pinainom sya ng gatorade saka maraming tubig. my other cousin, who was 14 year-old, died though.very school field trip sya nagka dengue and he died less than a week after that.

    Komento ni flamindevil — Enero 24, 2009 @ 5:38 hapon | Sagutin

  5. mahirap ang magka-dengue…yong classmate ng brother ko, nagka-effect sa kidney nya kaya nag kidney transplant…sana ay gumaling na yong asawa ni fatherblogger! Sending my prayers….

    Komento ni nina — Enero 24, 2009 @ 5:58 hapon | Sagutin

  6. and by the way, i passed on this information na rin sa mga tiga-Barrio. eh dun kasi kinu-culture ang mga lamok sa Barrio Siete.

    Komento ni reyna elena — Enero 24, 2009 @ 10:16 hapon | Sagutin

  7. sama talaga nyang dengue na yan. yung mama ko nagkacancer, tapos yakun ang pinakain sa kanya, mga root crops kaso namatay pa din. nagchemo kasi. hay..

    Komento ni novelitas — Enero 25, 2009 @ 1:11 umaga | Sagutin

  8. may kamote kami dito sa backyard. namatay lang dahil winturrr. lols

    Komento ni Dyepri Budoy — Enero 25, 2009 @ 3:24 umaga | Sagutin

  9. ang hirap ng may dengue kaya sana gumaling sya para madaling makarekober ang katawan nya.

    Komento ni payatot — Enero 25, 2009 @ 4:08 umaga | Sagutin

  10. anak ng kamote naman oh! kamote lang pala!magtatanim na ako ng kamote. 😛

    Komento ni JOSHMARIE — Enero 25, 2009 @ 5:58 umaga | Sagutin

  11. okey ito! masarap na ang kamote, malaki pa pala maitutulong nito panlaban sa sakit na dengue. 🙂

    Komento ni sandi martin — Enero 25, 2009 @ 10:08 umaga | Sagutin

  12. talaga? nakuu…alam mo ba ate kengks mahal na din ang kamote dito?

    Komento ni Pilar — Enero 25, 2009 @ 10:37 umaga | Sagutin

  13. how nice naman! yung nagpapa-utot sa akin e gamot pala sa dengue. lol!

    Komento ni cardinalbitch69 — Enero 25, 2009 @ 12:06 hapon | Sagutin

  14. Wow! Bago sa akin to grabeh! Thank you po dito Ate Kengks. This is really very helpful. Naku mai-broadcast ito sa mga prendly prends.

    Komento ni emilayskie — Enero 25, 2009 @ 12:12 hapon | Sagutin

  15. Naku mamu, I’d need to talk with doctor friends to confirm this, but like you, I wish that the family afflicted with dengue will soon recover from the illness.

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    Komento ni joy — Enero 25, 2009 @ 12:14 hapon | Sagutin

  16. kamote?
    aba mukang pang multi-purpose na rin ang pananim na ire, ah
    ang alam ko sa kamote
    matindi itong magpa-ut%#
    tama ba?

    Komento ni raft3r — Enero 25, 2009 @ 12:36 hapon | Sagutin

  17. napakahirap tamaan ng dengue na yan.. kung totoo man, maraming salamat naman.

    Komento ni angel — Enero 25, 2009 @ 4:47 hapon | Sagutin

  18. wahahahah !~ kamote gamot din ba yan sa kabaliwan nababaliw na rin kc ako tita e ahahaha!~ woooooooooo yehhh

    Sah’pahk ang sakit na walang gamot

    Komento ni jex sah'pahk — Enero 25, 2009 @ 6:15 hapon | Sagutin

  19. kumakain ako ng kamote. pero ngayon ko lang na realize na sobrang impt pala neto pag nagka dengue ka. hahay….

    sa malaria, tatalab kaya to? 😦

    Komento ni foobarph — Enero 26, 2009 @ 5:31 umaga | Sagutin

  20. Hello Kengkay,

    Aba e, magandang balita nga naman ire. Sa probinsya, marami sa mga matatanda, herbs lang gamot nila. Ayan, buhay pa rin sila.

    Komento ni Sofie — Enero 27, 2009 @ 1:01 hapon | Sagutin

  21. […] at sempre, mabisa naman ang camote tops sa dengue. […]

    Pasa ni kaimito laban sa ulcer « Kwentong Kengkay — Enero 31, 2010 @ 1:21 hapon | Sagutin

  22. ate kengkay totoo pong nakapagpapagaling ang kamote, kasi nadengue ako na halos sumadsad ang platelet counts ko ng 30 and i really had to undergo sa ICU kasi sobrang lala na. halos isang linggo din ako sa hospital, nalaman ko na lang na nakapagpapagaling ang talbos ng kamote nung medyo pagaling na ako. sayang sana noon ko pa nalaman para di ako gumastos ng malaki. haha…
    pero based sa mga nakausap kong tao, masustansya talaga ang talbos ng kamote at nakakapagpagaling sa taong may dengue.

    Komento ni taympers — Pebrero 1, 2010 @ 1:04 hapon | Sagutin

  23. Ok ka kamote! As an alternative for kamote in dealing with dengue, try tawa-tawa. Its more potent than kamote.

    Komento ni rolan j. dio — Mayo 25, 2010 @ 4:36 umaga | Sagutin

  24. dapat magsout na mataas sa damit kong gabi

    Komento ni terence gumobao — Setyembre 28, 2011 @ 9:33 umaga | Sagutin

  25. ISA ITONG MGANDANG MENSAHE BLESSING FROM GOD ang kamote, Sana ang mga pulitiko sa atin ay mag sa gawa ng pagtatanim ng mga kamote pamatid gutom din sa mga naggutom na pilipino sa pinas, kaso ang nang yayari karamihan sa mga pulitiko natin ay masabi nating kamote, budget nalang sana sa mga naggutom na pilipino ay binubulsa pa at pinang ggood tym pa.

    Komento ni trebs — Mayo 1, 2012 @ 3:21 umaga | Sagutin

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