Common Name: Madre Yautia | Dasheen
Binomial Nomenclature: xanthosoma
Culinary Use: Edible corms - cooked[ 296 ]. They can be boiled, baked, fried etc in much the same way as potatoes[ 296 ]. They can be used in savoury dishes such as soups and curries, or in sweet dishes with coconut milk, sugar etc[ 296 ]. They can also be dried and then grated to make a flour
Medicinal Use: The plant is antibacterial and hypotensive. Leaf decoction promotes menstruation and when combined with other plants, relieves stomach pain and treats cysts.
Fun Fact: Believed to be ones of the earliest cultivated