“Sewel ala” readily grows in areas with adequate shade. The green leaves of this yam variety are round in shape whereas its leaf stem has a pinkish appearance. This variety is rather slimy. Sewel ala when touched can cause a mild itch, hence it must be handled appropriately when cooking. These yams can be harvested after a period of 6 months.
It helps in reducing the dryness of the skin. These yams are also a very important source of nutrition, especially for expecting women.