Nowadays, more and more people turn to alternative medicine when they face with some terrible disease like cancer. They search for natural ingredients to treat their illness. Raw potatoes are one of those natural ingredients that have many health benefits.
Even if we think they are not good for consummation, their juice has been proven effective in the treatment of gastritis, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and other serious ailments. In addition, you can also use potato juice for reducing the dark circles under the eyes, and as a hair treatment as well.
We make a big mistake when we peel the potatoes because of the common misconception that is it poisonous. The real danger is in green potatoes and potato sprouts, not in the skin of organic grown potatoes. The green parts of the potatoes contain a natural toxin called solanine. In order to avoid certain health risks, peel the green parts of the potato.
Potoatoes as a cure for serious diseases
Many experts wrote papers on the matter on healing abilities of potatoes. Dr. Lesindzer is one of them. He reccomends potato juice as an effective natural remedy against gastritis. According to him, people who suffer from gastritis should take one tbsp of potato juice dilutet with some water half an hour before meals. On the other hand, if you are suffering from duodenal or stomach issues, drink half a deciliter of potato juice on an empty stomach in the morning, and the same amount half an hour before lunch and dinner.
Dr. Tucakov, is another doctor who claims that potato juice can lower the blood sugar levels and treat lung and respiratory issues, even emphysema.
Beside these 2 doctors, a Buddhist monk, Tomizava, also praised the healing powers of potato juice in his book “The road to a healthy lifestyle”. He said that cancer is nothing to fear, since we can heal ourselves by daily consumption of half a pint of potato juice.
Another doctor and professor at the Medicine University of Akita in Japan, Dr. Kagamine, has sucessfully isolated the main substance of raw potatoes, which has the ability to stop the tumor growth in mice. The International Congress for the fight against cancer held in Germany published the results. Raw potato juice is also a part of Broy’s cancer therapy.
However, at this moment, potato is more considered as a powerful remedy for kidney and liver diseases. consuming potato juice can also help you treat diabetes, heart diseases, lumbago, rheumatois and high blood pressure. In addition, this juice can also strenghten the immune system, alleviates menstrual pain and headaches.
In addition, you can make a mixture from a medium-sized potato, apples and carrots and drink it in the morning and evening, which will help you restore your health and energy, in just to weeks. You can use this mixture if you experience fatigue.
Health benefits of potato juice
- Fights cancer
- Helps in liver and kidney diseases
- Cleanses the body of toxins
- Lowers blood sugar
- Protects against cardiovascular diseases
- Helps with gastritis and other stomach problems
- Gives the immune system a boost
- Treats skin diseases
Potato skin is rich in essential nutrients like vitamins C and B6, proteins, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, carbohydrates, etc, and it has the ability to detoxify the body.A raw potato has about 27 mg. of vitamin C, almost 45% of the daily recommended intake, but this can be lost if you cook the potato.
Due to its antiseptic properties, potatoes can also treat skin issues and improve it complexion. It can effectively remove blackheads and acne, prevents agins and nourishes the skin.
You can also effectively reduce cellulite with potatoes. Slice a potato and rub the affected area with a piece.
How to prepare potato juice
First of all, wash the potatoes thoroughly and remove the seeds and green parts. Then cut them to slices, wrap them in a cloth and squeeze the juice out, or use a juicer.
If you don’t like the taste of fresh potato juice, mix it with your favorite fruit or vegetable juice and add honey to taste. Always drink fresh potato juice, and you will feel the improvements.