Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Misti Alu (Bengali), Sweet Potato (English), Fan shu (Chinese), Süßkartoffel (German), Batata (Spanish).
The plant is cultivated throughout the country.
Sweet potatoes are cultivated throughout tropical and warm temperate regions in the world
Botanical Description 18
Ipomoea batatas is a spreading, prostrate, herbaceous, smooth or somewhat hairy vine. Stems or runners, sprawling several meters long, take root when in contact with soil. Leaves are ovate to oblong-o
Common Ethnobotanical Use 19
Plant is used as antidiabetic. Whole plant or its infusion is used in low fever and skin diseases. Root is aphrodisiac and laxative; useful in strangury and diarrhoea. Leaf paste with salt is applied to whitlow. Leaves are good source of vitamin B and C.
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- 2 Tian, Q., Konczak, I. and Schwartz, S.J. (2005) Probing anthocyanin profiles in purple sweet potato cell line (Ipomoea batatas L. Cv. Ayamurasaki) by high-performance liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 53, 6503-6509.
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- 5 Kawanishi, K., Yasufuku, J., Ishikawa, A. and Hashimoto, Y. (1990) Long-chain alkyl ferulates in three varieties of Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 38, 105-108.
- 6 Dini, I., Tenore, G.C., Trimarco, E. and Dini, A. (2006) Seven new aminoacyl sugars in Ipomoea batatas. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 54, 6089-6093.
- 7 Dini, I., Tenore, G.C. and Dini, A. (2006) New polyphenol derivative in Ipomoea batatas tubers and its antioxidant activity. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 54, 8733-8737.
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- 9 Truong, V.D., McFeeters, R., Thompson, R., Dean, L. and Shofran, B. (2007) Phenolic acid content and composition in leaves and roots of common commercial sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas L.) cultivars in the United States. Journal of Food Science, 72.
- 10 Guan, Y., Wu, T., Lin, M. and Ye, J. (2006) Determination of pharmacologically active ingredients in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) by capillary electrophoresis with electrochemical detection. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 54, 24-28.
- 11 Rosas-Ramírez, D. and Pereda-Miranda, R. (2013) Resin glycosides from the yellow-skinned variety of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 61, 9488-9494.
- 12 Sugata, M., Lin, C.-Y. and Shih, Y.-C. (2015) Anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of Taiwanese purple-fleshed sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam) extracts. BioMed research international, 2015.
- 13 Pochapski, M.T., Fosquiera, E.C., Esmerino, L.A., dos Santos, E.B., Farago, P.V., Santos, F.A. and Groppo, F.C. (2011) Phytochemical screening, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities of the crude leaves’ extract from Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. Pharmacognosy magazine, 7, 165.
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