Potatoes are edible starchy tubers of Solanum tuberosum, a species of plant in the Solanaceae family. They are widely cultivated throughout the world due to their incredible nutritional value and culinary versatility. But potatoes have healing and cosmetic properties, so they can be used to treat a wide variety of both medical and cosmetic conditions.
Potatoes come in different sizes, colors, and textures, depending on the variety. The largest sizes are ripe potatoes, while the smallest are new potatoes. The fine skin can be yellow, brown or reddish in color, while the starchy meat is generally white or yellow in color and its texture can range from waxy to mealy. Texture affects how potatoes are best cooked. Potato skin is a natural means of detoxifying the body and the source of many nutrients.
Eating potatoes with their skins, especially raw, enters the body of a number of valuable ingredients, such as carbohydrates, protein, vitamins C and B6, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc. It is important to note that vitamin C is lost through cooking, which is actually a great shame, because medium-sized raw potatoes (150 grams) have as many as 27 mg of vitamin C, which makes it 45% of the recommended daily intake of this vitamin.
Although we do not eat potatoes in their raw form, they can be used in this form by extracting their juice. Raw potato juice is beneficial for many ailments, such as the ones listed below.
Potato juice benefits
· Strengthens the immune system
· Cleanses the body of toxins
· Nourishes skin problems
· It is used as part of cancer therapy
· Helps with gastritis and other stomach problems
· Lowers blood sugar
· Helps with liver and kidney
· Cardiovascular diseases
· Helps in anemia problems
· Relieves arthritis
· It is effective against constipation
Potato juice has properties that help against gastritis and ulcers
Many distinguished medicinal plant experts have written about the medicinal properties of potato juice. They believe that potato juice is a natural remedy for the treatment of gastritis, one of the most widespread diseases of our time.
To do this, it is recommended to take a tablespoon of potato juice diluted with a little water, half an hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In the treatment of stomach and duodenal ulcers, they are advised to take half a decilitre (50 ml) of potato juice on an empty stomach followed by half a decilitre also but half an hour before lunch and dinner.
Potato juice helps with respiratory and blood sugar problems
Dr. Jovan Tucakov claims that potato juice has a beneficial effect in lowering blood sugar levels, as well as treating lung diseases and respiratory organs, even severe diseases such as emphysema.
The Buddhist priest Tomizawa, author of "The Road to a Healthy Life: Cancer is Nothing to Fear", argues that drinking 200 ml of potato juice daily can contribute greatly to the cure of cancer and other serious diseases.
Potato juice against cancer
The effectiveness of the potato in fighting cancer is gradually showing in scientific research. The Kagaminede Professor of Medicine at the University of Akita (Japan) has succeeded in extracting a substance from raw potato, which was found to be effective in suppressing the growth of tumor cells in laboratory experiments.
The results of this research are published at the International Congress of the League Against Cancer, which was held in Germany.
Potato juice can also be used as part of the famous Breuss cancer therapy.
Potato juice effective in fighting liver and kidney diseases
Raw potato juice has a detoxifying effect and helps in cleansing the liver. Every morning, just after getting up, or half an hour before breakfast, drink the juice obtained from 200 grams of raw potatoes.
Drinking raw potato juice is used as a treatment for migraines that appear frequently, and also for constipation. To get rid of or avoid constipation, a glass of raw potato juice diluted in warm water in the morning is an excellent solution.
Potato juice helps in migraine
Raw potato juice is used as a treatment for migraines that appear frequently, and also for constipation. To get rid of constipation or to avoid it, a glass of raw potato juice diluted in warm water the same morning is an excellent solution.
Feeling weak or exhausted, take the juice of a medium-size potato, a carrot and a medium apple, in the morning and in the afternoon, and in two weeks you will be in shape.
Drinking potato juice helps with skin problems
Among other things, it is very effective on skin care problems, and provides a clear and radiant complexion, free from acne and blackheads.
Thanks to its antiseptic properties, it is an excellent cleanser for problem skin, and because it contains a high proportion of vitamin C and starch, it nourishes the skin and prevents aging. Potato juice is also beneficial in reducing excessive skin dryness in cases when the skin does not react with the external treatment.
To get rid of dry skin and to protect skin from toxins, drink a glass of potato juice daily. People who have used potato juice internally and suffered from skin problems such as eczema, the results obtained showed a considerable improvement in skin health.
Grated and applied like a face mask, it will cleanse and tighten skin and smooth out fine lines.
Also, it can help in the fight against cellulite. For this purpose, it is enough to use raw potato slices for regular massage in critical areas.
How to consume raw potato juice
Pay close attention when preparing raw potato juice. It must always be consumed fresh, just after preparation. The potatoes you use have to be as fresh and healthy as possible. Because a large amount of nutrients is found in the skin or under the skin, the juice should be squeezed without peeling the potatoes. But first make sure that the potatoes are 100% organic and there are no pesticide residues left on the skin.
Also, make sure the potatoes you are juicing are free of sprouts, green, stained, or dehydrated. These potatoes contain a toxic alkaloid called solanine, which can cause diarrhoea, nausea, headache, stomach pain, and dizziness when large amounts accumulate in the body. Also, make sure you don't store the onions in the same container as the potatoes. The two types of vegetables emit certain gases and have a tendency to spoil each other.