Juice of various vegetables has long been used in alternative medicine as an effective remedy against many different diseases. For example, potato juice, the benefits and harms of which have also been studied for a very long time, is an affordable and effective folk medicine. What illnesses retreat before his strength?
As you know, potatoes in finished form does not possess such valuable qualities as other vegetables, for example, radish, beets or celery. It is extremely difficult to get vitamins from it: most of the useful substances disappear during heat treatment. For example, the important sugars contained in this vegetable that are easily digested by the body turn into starch. But hardly anyone will eat potatoes raw. The way out is to get juice from fresh tubers. It has a rather pleasant, sweetish taste and retains all the healing properties of raw vegetables.
Potato juice is a real "folk" remedy that helps to treat a whole range of diseases of various kinds, from scratches and heartburn to serious problems with the gastrointestinal tract or the reproductive system. The most important thing is that such a natural medicine is easy to prepare yourself, it is available to each of us.
Composition, use, preparation
Potato juice - the drink is really healthy. Its composition is rich in essential minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus) and vitamins (C, B, PP, E). The energy value of the product is about 80 kcal / 100 g.
Most of the drink contains carbohydrates, which makes it quite nutritious. The protein in the juice of potatoes is full-fledged: it contains almost all the essential amino acids.
Such a content of nutrients in potato juice makes it an agent with the following medicinal properties:
- anti-ulcer - drink favorably acts on the work of the gastric glands, restoring the mucous membrane;
- cleansing - removes toxins from the body, protects the body from exposure to radionuclides;
- diuretic - eliminates swelling, improves kidney function;
- antioxidant - heals cells;
- normalizes pressure;
- reduces blood glucose.
Also, the juice of this vegetable produces a cosmetic effect: it rejuvenates, tightens the skin, improves the complexion, treats inflammation.
Preparing the juice is very simple: young tubers (in no case can not take sprouted or green fruits), rinse well, peel (although in some cases use potatoes in the peel) and chop in a blender or skip through a juicer. If these devices are not available, the traditional way is also suitable - grate the tubers and squeeze them through several layers of gauze. In this case, the juice will turn out a bit, which should not be frustrating: it is still impossible to keep it, you only need to use it fresh.
Give the squeezed drink a little brew for precipitation in the form of starch and drink for no more than 15 minutes.
How to drink potato juice for various diseases?
Potato juice is used for general healing, improving immunity, for losing weight, cleansing the body and preventing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. To solve a specific problem, it must be used in a certain way, sometimes in combination with other components.
- gastritis potato juice, heartburn
For treatment and prevention, you need to drink ½ cup of juice in the morning, then lie down on your back for 30 minutes. You can have breakfast after half an hour. The course consists of ten days of admission and as many days break. The acidity of the stomach will go down.
- with a stomach ulcer
Take with caution, it is better after consulting a doctor. 20-30 minutes before meals, twice a day for ¼ cup, gradually increasing to ½ and ¾, for three weeks. Then stop for a week and repeat the course.
- with hypertension
For headaches, to normalize the pressure, you need to drink juice half an hour before meals a few times a day for cup for a week. Then take a break, repeat if necessary.
- with stress, sleep problems
Prepare a solution of the juice of potatoes, carrots and celery in a ratio of 2: 2: 1. Take before meals three times a day.
- with problems with the pancreas
Mix in equal parts potato juice with carrot. Drink 2 times a day for half an hour before meals for half a glass.
- for constipation
Mix potato juice with fresh beetroot (1: 1), drink half a cup in the morning.
- with female diseases (inflammation of appendages, erosion)
Dissolve 1 tsp. sugar in half a glass of juice, squeezed from unpeeled potatoes. To accept daily before morning meal of 14 days. For best results, combine with vaginal washing with warm potato juice.
- with type 2 diabetes
20 minutes before meals drink ¼ cup of juice 3 times a day for 7-10 days.
- with angina
In equal proportions, mix cranberry and potato juice, take before meals until improvement.
- slimming potato juice
Every day, a few minutes before meals, drink 100 ml of juice 3 times within 2 weeks. Can be mixed in proportions of 2: 1 with carrot juice.
In case of burns, acne, irritations, with hemorrhoids, the bandage should be impregnated with potato juice and applied to the affected area. For rejuvenating masks, removal of edema under the eyes make lotions of this liquid, if desired, dissolve in it 1 tsp. honey
Who should not take on a blender or grater: contraindications
Since potato juice has a strong effect on the concentration of acid in the stomach, it should not be taken with low acidity. It is also contraindicated in severe stages of diabetes. In any case, it is recommended to first consult with a specialist, especially in the presence of chronic diseases. It is important not to abuse the intake of the drink: it can adversely affect the pancreas.
Thus, the well-known vegetable known to many can be used as not only a food product, but also a real medicine. Knowing the benefits of potato juice and the harm it can cause, you can skillfully use it to solve a variety of health and well-being problems.