Find out how potatoes can help you with these healthy remedies

  new potato Potatoes are ideal as food, they have great medicinal properties and they help us to be much healthier.

They are the most consumed tubers in the world, are accompanied in a large number of meals from a multitude of cultures, especially as a garnish and accompaniment. 

Homemade and natural remedies are very popular in many places, they help improve the quality of the body in an effective and safe way. In this case, we want to tell you how you can use potatoes because apart from feeding us, they can help us take care of the skin, the stomach, among other things.

potato with soil

Potato characteristics

Potatoes are tubers and originally they are of South America, are currently grown practically all over the planet and at any time of the year. The type of potato that we will grow will depend on the time of year in which the potatoes are planted.

Any type of potato is similar in appearance, taste and smell, however we find some variations:

  • TocarreñasThey are more mealy and dark brown in color.
  • Pastusa, more yellow color with reddish touches.
  • Creole, is semi-soft and light brown in color.
  • Capiro, they are much tougher.
  • Violets.

Potatoes have several medicinal properties that we should not overlook, because they can help us to calm discomforts and certain pathologies in a natural way.

It contains large amount of nutrients and antioxidants, its flavor and aroma make it one of the most consumed tubers. In addition, drinking potato juice provides us with a large amount of minerals and vitamins.

potato with rosemary

Potato-based home remedies

Here we tell you a series of natural potato-based remedies to solve and improve your health.

You will take care of your skin

The potato has anti-inflammatory properties and a series of enzymes that help the skin to be more elastic and much more hydrated.

You can perform a potato-based mask, made from puree, juice or slices, both raw and cooked.

Ingredients and preparation

  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Honey, a tablespoon or to taste.

To get the perfect mask, peel the potatoes and boil until cooked. Let stand and cool. Grind them and add the olive oil and honey.

Apply it with your hands as if it were a cream on the face in circular movements, let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse.

This mask too It will help you reduce the swelling of burns.

Potato juice for dandruff

Although you have never thought about it, potato juice can be very beneficial to improve skin And in this case, end dandruff effectively and cleanly.

Ingredients and preparation

  • 5 peeled potatoes.
  • Juice of two lemons.
  • 15 grams of salt
  • One liter of mineral water.

First boil the peeled potatoes in the liter of water, strain and let them rest. Grind them and add the lemon juice and salt. Beat until you get a mixture without lumps and apply to the scalp.

Let stand for 15 minutes and clean the head normally.

Smoothie to relieve gastritis

The potato has always been related to the symptoms and pain caused by gastritis, the ideal is combine it with other fruits to effectively relieve stomach pains.

Ingredients and preparation

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 or 2 bananas depending on the size.
  • 250 milliliters of water.

Peel the potatoes, cut them into small pieces, the same size as the bananas, blend the potatoes until you get a homogeneous mixture, let it cool and drink normally.

Raw potato is astringent and if you suffer from diarrhea it will cut naturally.

Avoid dark circles

Just as we can use the cucumber slices to avoid dark circles, we can use potato slices. The potato will also be able to combat the spots or bags produced under the eyes.

To get it, the potato has to be raw and cold so that the effects are greater. This remedy is the simplest, cut the potato in half and create slices one centimeter thick. Remove when hot.

Avoid and improve kidney diseases

Potatoes help detoxify the organism and the enzymes they have help reduce kidney pain and avoid any complications.

To improve your kidneys, you can make a raw potato smoothie, because this way the properties of the potato will remain intact.

Take two potatoes and a pint of mineral water, wash and peel them before blending. Once you get a homogeneous mixture you can consume it before breakfast on an empty stomach so that the benefits are magnified.

cook potatoes

These home remedies are simple to perform and also very inexpensive. Because the potato is a very common product and also cheap.

As for the treatments, we have to be careful when we do and use them, we always have to use it on a part of our skin and make sure that it does not give us any allergic reaction.

Finally, pregnant women and young children have to limit its use because even if they are home remedies they need medical supervision.



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