Yacon Plant Picture Yacon is a popular plant mostly grown in the South American regions and originates in the Andes Mountains. It is known for its sweet-tasting, crisp tuberous roots that are traditionally used as medicine to lose weight. The plant has been highly popular in the South American regions, especially Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. People over here use this plant for medicinal use and contains a number of nutritional attributes. It is good for diabetes people as it contains few calories and low sugar levels. It can even enhance digestive system and cure renal disorders. The dried leaves of this plant are even used for making tea that can keep diabetes under control. This has a sweet flavor just similar to prunes or raisins, which make it ultimate choice of the worldwide users. Most of the people use it in the form of syrup have favorable results. It has no side effects as it is 100% natural.