Potatoes – the benefits and harms
Most often we are looking for information about the benefits of any unknown exotic fruits and vegetables. And we forget those who are always there.
Potatoes or simply potatoes, not only our “second bread”, it can replace some cosmetics, and first aid kit. Potato benefits and harms.
The Motherland of potato is South America, European countries, the potato became known in 1573, and then spread throughout the earth. In Russia, the potato came through Peter I in the XVIII century, and now many of the potato is considered a traditional Russian dish.
Potatoes – use. Potato is considered as a useful vegetable because it contains: water (75%), starch (17.5 percent), carbohydrates, fibre (1%), a small amount of protein and fat. As well as vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, K; minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron; organic acids: malic, citric, oxalic.
Along with the usefulness of a potato — simply delicious vegetable, which is cooked many dishes. Also in folk medicine, there are recipes with potatoes, which help from ailments and diseases.
Potato benefits and harms. Inhalation with boiled potatoes make for colds, rhinitis, pharyngitis, sore throat. Because by breathing steam potato, you remove the irritation of the mucous membranes and the bronchi, warms the respiratory tract, resulting microtubule be separated easier, and a runny nose after warm up will stop.
Cook the potatoes in a little water, because all the nutrients and vitamins will go when cooked in water. Also before cooking the potatoes don’t keep long in the water.
Potato juice – benefits and application. Note that potato juice can demineralizing tooth enamel, so drink it through a straw, then rinse mouth well.
It is recommended to take potato juice in the following diseases:
> Hypertensive heart disease. Take fresh juice of pink potatoes 4 cups daily before meals for 30 minutes. Potato benefits and harms.
> Gastritis, gastric ulcer, heartburn, constipation, colitis, dyspepsia. Take fresh potato juice before meals (half an hour), three times a day half a Cup. For variety you can mix with carrot juice. Course 2 weeks, 1 week break, then repeat the course again.
Potato benefits and harms. In the treatment of potato juice, stomach ulcer, colitis and gastritis, lowers acidity and rubcuûtsâ ulcers.
Improvement comes with gastritis and colitis in 4-6 weeks, with ulcers in 6-8 weeks. Then can prevent to make potato juice for two weeks in autumn and spring.
If you have heartburn, it may be helpful to eat a raw potato, finely chop it. But you should only choose Mature potatoes.
Potato — recipes of traditional medicine.
Arthrosis, inflammatory diseases of the joints, arthritis. Recommended mono diet for 3 days. You need to wash the potatoes, scald it with boiling water, add water a small amount and cook on a slow fire. Then mash the potatoes in mashed together with broth. Eat three times a day, but each time prepare a fresh batch.
Pain in the joints. Prepare a tincture of sprouted sprouts of potatoes. Take the sprouts of the potatoes, pour the alcohol and close the lid. Insist in a cool dark place for 4 days. Potato tincture need to RUB the sore joints, then cover with a warm woolen cloth. Also for pain relief you can do for the night compresses, to do this raw potato RUB, put it on a cloth, apply on the affected area and wrap. Potato benefits and harms.
Pain in the lower back. Cook the potatoes, drain and mash into a puree. Add the baking soda (1-2 tablespoons), stir, put the mixture on a cloth (preferably cotton) and apply to the affected area. Top cover with plastic and wrap woolen cloth.
Burns, eczema, acne. Make a paste of raw potato or fresh juice. Put the pulp on the gauze or cloth with a layer of 1 cm Must be applied to the affected areas, to keep this wrap need 1-2 hours. If possible, then change the poultice on fresh. Potato benefits and harms.
Redness or chapping of hands. Boil 2 potatoes, mash in mashed together with broth, leave to cool to a warm state. Then add a few drops of lemon or cucumber juice and glycerin. Make a mask on the hands, soak 10 minutes and rinse with warm water, apply hand cream. Make a mask for the hands at bedtime.
Facial mask refreshing. Boil the potatoes, mash into a puree, add the yolk, pour a little milk, stir. Need in the form of heat for 20 minutes apply the mask on the face. It would be better if you will cover the face mask with warm cloth. After 20 minutes rinse with warm water, then rinse your face with cold water. Potato benefits and harms.
Potatoes – harm. The potato belongs to the family Solanaceae and contains solanine – a poisonous glycoside, which can be toxic. When storing potatoes in the light, potatoes can be green, and this indicates the high content of solanine.
If you eat even one green tuber with skin, it can cause poisoning. Also no need to eat potatoes, if you feel its bitter taste, it is a confirmation of the content of poison of a spoiled potato.