What is no more than an inconspicuous tuber for others, which occasionally ends up as a side dish on the plate, is for some a plant that has great healing powers, an universal genius.
Delicious and healthy
To free the potato from its shadowy existence is a nice mix of delicious cooking and healthy healing recipes, because both belong together. To put the potato back on the menu more often, keeps one fit and healthy for a long time. The carbohydrates that are contained supply energy quickly, and the fiber supports digestion. In addition, potatoes have a relatively high mineral content, especially potassium, calcium and magnesium. Moreover, the tubers contain a very resistant vitamin C, which is well preserved even after long storage. In the winter, potatoes provide this nutrient, which is so important for the body.
A tip: Potatoes are best eaten with the skin, because there are many nutrients contained. You should never steam or cook potatoes without the peel, because then many healthy ingredients are lost. For the same reason you should also wash potatoes only briefly and do not leave long in the water.
Specifically you can use a potato cure, for example, to detoxify or in a hyperacidity of the body. But not only inwardly, externally, the tuber helps us. Put the potatoes on the painful area or place them on the neck when you have a headache – that provides cooling and relief. Even with sunburn and burns, raw potatoes reduce pain and promote healing.
Helping universal genius
But that’s not all: baths help with inflammation of the joints, warm wraps with coughs and tensions. Masks, pads and rinses are also cleansing and nourishing for the skin and hair.
Hand Care – helps with rough, chapped and sore hands
- 1 small raw potato
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons of cold-pressed linseed or olive oil
Finely grate the potato and blend with the lemon juice and the oil.
Massage the thickened mass gently on the hands. Let soak in completely, do not wash your hands for some time. It is best to apply this hand care in the evening before going to bed to increase the effect overnight. Repeat the application several evenings in a row. The mixture can also be prepared and kept for three days in a closed container in the refrigerator. Take out of the fridge for 10 minutes before use.