Healing Propertes of Potatoes

For years, dietician have focused on potatoes in the negative sense and stated that they are bad for your health as they increase the bad fats and carbohydrates in your body. I agree, that if you over do anything it can be a bad thing. However, one must also know that for centuries potatoes have been used to improve health. They are a healthy vegetable as they are packed with nutrients and minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium. They are also a huge source of Vitamin C and B complex.

Potatoes are used to cure stomach acidity and ulcers. Simply salt a red skinned potato and salt it and keep it overnight. In the morning squeeze the juices from it and drink, it helps to relieve acidity. Drink half a cup of the juice daily three times. The juice is also known to improve the health of your liver.

For gall stones and any disorder with the gall bladder; squeeze potato juice and massage it onto your temples.

Potatoes are also used in beauty regimes. Known for its properties of natural bleach; it is used on the skin to clear acne and zits. Simply peal the potato and rub a slice of it on the affected area. Your skin will soak in the natural juices and it will help it to heal instantly. Potatoes are also known to cure skin inflammation in this way.

In the winter, rub raw potato with olive oil on your skin. It will help to moisturize your skin and reduce the dryness.

Potatoes have medicinal properties as well. They help to cure ailments as the tuber is antispasmodic, digestive and diuretic.

If you are suffering from constipation or you are not able to have regular bowel movements; then you must grate potatoes and grind it to a juice. Then add salt and honey to it and drink this concoction two to three times a day. The juice will help you to regulate your bowel movements and to relieve you of constipation.