The potato has high amount of potassium, niacin, thiamin and also vitamin C, so that makes it one pretty healthy veggie. The best way to intake all of those nutrients is to intake raw potato juice, as a smoothie, or to use it in medical purposes.
All the Nutrients in Potato Juice
Vitamin C, potassium, niacin and thiamin are contained in potato juice, and one cup of this juice provides you with about 20% of recommended dietary intake of these nutrients.
How and For What to Use Raw Potato
The health benefits of this veggie are numerous, and remedies made of it are passed down through generations. So, here are some great ways to use it.
Chop potato into thin slices and put them onto your forehead. It will treat chronic headaches in no time, and for better effect, drink 1/4 cup of potato juice before every meal.
Burned skin, cuts and sores
Grind a small amount of potato and mix it with olive oil or honey. Apply it on affected spot and cover it with a bandage, you can even put sliced potato for a few minutes on the burned place. It will heal it in no time.
Improve Liver Function
If you want to improve your liver function, then you have to make a potato skin tea. It is very easy make – you just need to boil peelings from potato for several minutes. Strain it, and when it is cold, drink it.
Reduction of Swelling and Itching
Apply sliced potato onto swollen skin. It will calm down affected area. It will also reduce the consequences of insect bites or dermatitis.
Eliminate Tired Eyes
Put a slice of potato on your eyelids, and leave it for a couple of minutes. It will awaken your tired eyes.
Just keep in mind that too much of a raw potato can be toxic, so the recommended dosage is half a cup per day.