We love potatoes, fried, baked, roasted and mashed, however, general synopsis of the spud is they’re starchy and carb-heavy with few benefits, but that’s not exactly true.
Potatoes can be an incredible source of vitamins and minerals, they even pack more vitamin C than tomatoes and oranges. So what are some of the advantages potato juice can provide?
Help With Eczema
Eczema is a condition, which makes your skin look red due to extreme dryness in the skin that causes itching. Potato juice is known to be one of the best home remedies available to treat it.
Collagen is the skin’s support system. Vitamin C works as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution, and smoke. Vitamin C also helps collagen smooth wrinkles and improve overall skin texture. Why not dab potato juice on your face with a cotton ball every day to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give your face a youthful glow.
Did you know that potatoes are a natural skin lightening agent? Potatoes contain an enzyme called ‘catecholase’ which helps to brighten skin, get rid of dark spots and other impurities on the skin. You can even use potato juices to lessen the appearance of dark circles by applying potato under the eyes.
Potato juice improves the overall health of the hair and treats conditions like dandruff, dryness, and itching of the scalp. All you need to do is take the juice of 2 raw potatoes, and add 1 tablespoon of honey and the yolk of an egg. Apply this mixture to your hair roots and shampoo as usual after one hour. You will notice amazing results after a few uses – your hair will grow faster, thicker, and stronger.
Drinking potato juice can help improve your digestive tract, soothe gut inflammation while promoting digestion. This helps in removing bloating and constipation symptoms.
Potatoes can also keep diarrhea away. Consuming calories and carbohydrates during diarrhea can help revive the energy levels pretty quick. This can accelerate recovery. Potatoes are also rich in potassium, a mineral one loses to a large extent during diarrhea.
Potato juice has wonderful anti-inflammatory effects that help to relieve many kinds of pain associated with swelling, inflammation, or redness. Traditional remedies also include applying compressed potatoes to the joints directly or taping a sliced potato to the joint to eliminate the soreness and pain.
The vegetable works well to treat sunburns. Just place cold potato slices on the affected areas of your skin. Leave them on for about 20 minutes and remove. You can also dab potato juice on the spot. Doing so gives you a cooling sensation and helps to diminish suntan.
Potatoes naturally contain oxalic acid, which is used in many household cleaning products (in much greater quantities, of course). Oxalic acid also dissolves rust. To attack larger rusted surfaces with a potato, cut it in half, sprinkle baking powder on it or dip it in dish soap, and get to scrubbing.
Keen gardeners can give a simple rose cutting a better chance at survival with the help of a nutrient-rich potato. The potato provides moisture and sustenance to the growing plant, just insert rose cuttings into a potato, and then plant the entire potato as if it were a seed or bulb, sit back, and watch the magic happen.