Tag: natural medicine

Mangostino is Another of Colombia’s Over 150 Fruits

Twice a year the mangostino shows up in Bogotá. While some stores carry the hard skinned purple fruit we see more of it being sold by vendors on the street. Like many other of Colombia’s produce it has medicinal properties. The mangostino acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. In addition it is good for blood […]

Yacon has good taste and is healthy

Michael:  The sign stated that yacon (pronounced yah-cone) has many health benefits such as reducing cholesterol and triglycerides as well as helping to regulate blood pressure. They had my attention. I starred down at a basket of dirt covered things with a look similar to that of sweet potatoes. The lady cut a piece devoid […]