Contrary to common belief, raw potatoes are one of the most powerful natural remedy. Although the medicinal properties of raw potatoes have been known and used for centuries, people generally think that raw potatoes are unsafe for consumption.
But, in reality, it’s quite the opposite. Raw potato juice has proved more effective than most conventional medications. For one thing, it can prevent diabetes, gastritis, high blood pressure and a number of other serious diseases, including cancer.
What’s important to know about this long-used natural remedy is that some potatoes must be peeled before consumption, especially those with green skin and sprouts as these can be harmful. Solana, the poison found in sprouts and green potato parts, is what makes them dangerous. That’s why peeling the potato is the first thing you do when preparing the remedy.
There have been many articles on the medicinal properties of raw potato juice by a number of health experts, including John Lesindzer and Dr. John Tucakov.
According to John Lesindzer, this juice is the best natural remedy against gastritis, the most common modern disease in the 21st century. He recommends taking 1 tbs. homemade potato juice with little water half an hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner. To effectively treat stomach and duodenal problems, he recommends taking 500ml potato juice on an empty stomach, followed by 500ml of the juice half an hour before lunch and dinner.
Furthermore, Dr. Kagamine, a professor of Medicine University of Akita, Japan, carried out a study that focused on isolating the substance of raw potatoes. He discovered that this substance suppressed the growth of tumor cells in mice, and the findings were published in the IC (International Congress), which was held in Germany.
Today, raw potato is more and more recognized as an effective tool against kidney and liver disease, but also heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, lumbago, rheumatism and many more.
Aside from all the benefits for treatment of serious diseases, drinking raw potato juice is also beneficial for boosting the immune system.
If you often feel weak or tired, drink juice made from one medium-sized potato, carrots and apples, twice a day – in the morning and evening for two weeks. Your overall health will improve significantly.
Benefits of Raw Potato Juice
- Improves immunity
- Detoxifies the body
- Treats skin diseases
- Fights cancer
- Relieves gastritis and other digestive problems
- Reduces blood sugar
- Cures liver and kidney disease
- Prevents cardiovascular disease
In addition, potato peels provide excellent detoxification of the body while supplying it with many important nutrients, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, protein and numerous carbohydrates. A thing worth mentioning is that potatoes lose their Vitamin C when cooked. If you know that one medium-sized raw potato contains 27mg Vitamin C, which accounts for 45% of the recommended daily intake for this vitamin, you’ll understand why raw potatoes are more beneficial than cooked.
Also potatoes provide great results in treatment of various skin issues. For one thing, they provide your skin with an even and radiant complexion, and prevent acne and blackhead breakout. Potatoes also have antiseptic properties along with a high vitamin C and starch content. They nourish the skin and prevent its aging. Simply grind some potatoes and use them as a face mask. This will not only clean, but also tighten your skin. Potatoes are extremely beneficial for removing cellulite too. What you do is rub the affected area with a slice of potato.
How to Make Homemade Potato Juice
Start by washing the potatoes thoroughly. Then remove all the green parts and the sprouts. Slice the potato nicely then wrap them in a cloth and squeeze the juice. You can use a juicer instead.
The most important thing is to always drink the juice freshly made. If you find the taste unpleasant, add apples, carrots, lemon juice and some honey.