Therapeutic Benefits of Raw Potato Juices
Juicing raw Potatoes is a valuable natural remedy which can provide help for our digestive system, including benefiting ulcers, digestive disorders, constipation and diarrhea. It can help eliminate acids in the stomach and relieve ulcer pains. For such treatment, it is recommended to use the juice of red potatoes and also the new potatoes. It is important that red potato juice should be consumed right after is it made. For making a good potato juice, all potatoes should be washed out, dried out, where all the black spots are removed. Also, you should never use juice of immature (green coloured) potatoes or the potatoes with black dots since such potatoes can contain certain toxic substances. If you mix it with carrot juice (25% of raw potato juice and 75% of fresh carrot juice), raw potato juice can help to calm down burning sensation and gastritis pains.
Since raw potato juice is not that tasty, you can mix it with other veggies…..but if you want to keep the potato juice in its raw form, with no combining, you can add fresh lemon juice to it. Taken raw like this in the morning, this tonic is excellent for digestive disturbances, and constipation, and/or diarrhea.
Linda and I don’t usually recommend potato juice raw because it’s quite potent, and should be considered taken only with nutritionists and/or naturopathic doctor’s guidance. There are certain problems and ailments connected with the function of our digestive system, which can be escalated by using a potato therapy.
Potato juice can be effective also when combined with Parsley, Cucumber, Lemon, Carrot, Celery, Beet, Apple.
The best potatoes to use are the small white, and never juice potatoes without washing thoroughly and cutting out all eyes and dark spots beforehand.
Here’s some interesting information about the healing properties of Potatoes:
Potatoes are nutritious and easily digestible, so they are suitable for all ages. They are diuretic, soothing, anti-spasmodic and help with digestion. Below are some therapeutic uses of potatoes:
Anemia: Potatoes are excellent sources of both iron and folic acid, which are essential for the production of red blood cells. For this reason potatoes can be used as a natural aid in the prevention or treatment of different forms of anemia.
Arthritis: Like rheumatism, arthritis is an inflammatory condition. The high minerals, potassium and organic salt content in potato makes it one of the best anti-inflammatory food. Slice a potato together with the skin and soak in a glass of distilled water. Drink in the morning before meal.
Burns, rashes and other skin irritations: When applied on the skin, raw potatoes (cut into slices or juiced) have anti-irritating, soothing and decongestioning properties. It can be used to treat a wide variety of skin irritations and conditions, including burns, rashes, as well as skin redness, itching and dehydration.
Constipation and hemorrhoids: Boiled or steamed potatoes promote the formation and passage of soft, hydrated stools. So they can be effectively used as a natural remedy to treat constipation, eliminate bowel straining and prevent hemorrhoids.
Gastritis and gastric ulcers: Perhaps the most common use of raw potato juice is to treat gastritis, colitis, gastric and intestinal ulcers, due to its anti-acid and healing properties. In these cases, to get the maximum benefit from potato juice, it is advisable to drink a half glass of it 3 to 4 times a day, for at least one month.
High blood pressure: Potatoes are excellent sources of potassium, which helps lower and stabilize blood pressure.
Joint and other types of pain: The regular consumption of raw potato juice is a valuable remedy in relieving pain associated with arthritis, gout and even headaches.
Rheumatism: The juice extracted from raw potato is an excellent remedy for rheumatism. It is very detoxifying for a toxic condition. Take 2 teaspoons of the juice before meal for best effect.
Tired eyes: Raw potato is really a useful aid for tired eyes. Apply thin slices of raw potato on the eyes at least twice a day, eyes dark circles will miraculously disappear!
Weight loss: It’s a myth that potatoes are fattening. It is the oil in fried potatoes that causes weight gain. Raw potatoes are an excellent alternative for cereals and grains in any weight-loss regimen, due to their lower calorie content.