Thursday, June 4, 2015

Yam(Jimikand) treats Piles,here is a Yam recipe and its many Health benefits

Crispy Elephant Yam(Jimikand or Suran)
It is also called elephant foot yam as it resembles elephant foot.

Peel Yam.Cut it into 1/2 inch thick pieces.

Put it in a steamer.Sprinkle salt,turmeric and mango powder on both sides.Steam for 15 minutes. When cooked,take it out in a plate.

Make batter.

2 tbsp  rice flour
1tbsp  besan(gram flour)
Salt to taste
Turmeric  1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder according to taste
Crushed garlic  1/4 tsp

Make thick paste of these ingredients by water(batter)

Dip pieces in batter and deep fry.

Serve crisp yams.Delicious.

Jimikand or Suran or Elephant Yam is-

1)Widely used for treatment of persons suffering from piles problem.

2)It is also used for treatment of ulcers,worm infestation, indigestion, diarrhoea, rheumatism, urinary problems and dysentery.

3)It is commercially used to prepare some synthetic steroids and contraceptive drugs.

4)It has anti aging properties and induces immune system function.

5)It enhances red blood cell production.

6)It contains good amount of protein, thus helps build muscles and strengthen bones.

7)It has special health benefits for women as it increases estrogen hormone level in the body as well as maintains other hormonal balance.

8) It promotes weight loss by reducing bad cholesterol level in the blood so can be eaten by weight conscious people.

9)It has cooling effect to body and provides relief to people with hypertension.

10)Its richness in omega-3-fatty acid helps reduce bad cholesterol level and increasing good cholesterol level.

11)Suran has anti coagulating properties preventing unnecessary blood clotting.


1)It should not be eaten raw as it contains some toxic substances (dioscorine,tri-terpenes,diosgenin etc) which may lead to some health issues.

2)It should be avoided by people suffering from sinus infections,chronic cold,asthma.

3)It should be consulted by the doctor to eat suran by women during pregnancy or breast feeding.

    It should be cooked after peeling the cover to remove bitter proteins and irritant oxalate crystals.