2. Raw potato juice for rheumatoid arthritis
Raw potato juice can help to get rid of the pain and discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Raw potato juice is used in Korean folk medicine for improving the quality of life in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis pain. A study making use of an ethanol extract of potatoes which mimicked raw potato juice has shown that the extract has anti-inflammatory and pain killing activities.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
A raw potato juice treatment for arthritis should however not be started without first consulting a nutritionist or therapist.
How to make potato juice?
Peel your potatoes before juicing. Carrot juice can be added when juicing raw potatoes to make it more palatable, or add some fresh lemon juice with honey. Two tsp of raw potato juice should be taken just before meals. Avoid making use of any potatoes that are turning green, see below.
Are raw potatoes poisonous?
Potatoes contain a type of chemical compound known as glycoalkaloids, which can be toxic when consumed in large quantities. Chaconine and solanine are two types of glycoalkaloids found in potatoes, especially in potatoes that are turning green.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1016/0278-6915(96)87354-6 Glycoalkaloids are formed through exposure to sunlight.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1007/bf01092209 Potatoes exposed to sunlight produce a kind of plant pigment known as chlorophyll, which is what results in potatoes turning green. Store potatoes to avoid sunlight exposure.
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