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Properties of Potatos...


Thank you for your comment, true and you have identified the nature of potato right, however, that is not all the properties of potatoes. Yes, one must take it according to his/her body types. And personally I found it very helpful to revitalize my body after long fast and cleansing, my uncle is a registered dietitian and been practicing chinese herbalism for many years, he recommanded me to intake modest amount of raw potato juice after fasting, and I am very happy with the result.


From the book "Healing with Whole Foods - Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition", by Paul Pitchford,,, here is what it says about Potato. So let you guys be the judge.

"Potato - neutral thermal nature, sweet flavor; mildly diuretic, tonifies the spleen-pancreas and the qi energy; harmonizes the stomach; lubricates the intestines; fortifies the yin aspect of the kidneys; contains an abundance of carbohydrates that are already in the form of sugars. This sweet flavor can favorably influence the spleen-pancreas, particularly in those individuals who do not chew other carbohydrates well enough to obtain a satisfying amount of sugars. Potato neutralizes body acids, which helps relieve Arthritis and rheumatism; and its rich potassium content is good for those who have used too much salt and high sodium food, including meat.

The potato reduces all inflammations. Its jice is applied externally to heal burns, and is drunk to lower blood pressure and to treat stomach and duodenal ulcers. For ulcers, follow the same dosage as given above for cabbage juice. Potato can be juiced most easily in a juicer; juice can also be squeezed from granted potato by twisting it in cloth. The fresh juice is considered to have Antibiotic properties. It also helps establish beneficial intestinal flora and is a rich source of vitamin C, enzymes and minerals.

In nineteenth and early twentieth-century America, a poultice of grated raw potato was a common remedy for drawing out external abscesses, carbuncles and eczema and for relieving swelling and soreness of the eyes. Today this kind of poultice still finds use as a Bolivian folk remedy for headaches.

Potato is considered one of the most completely nourishing foods if eaten with its skin. As an experiment to test the nutritional value of potatoes, two Danish food scientists lived healthfully for three years during World War II on whole potatoes only.

Because potato increases the yin aspect of the body, it improves one's receptive, nuturing, and compassionate nature. Yin also includes the body's structure, and so potatoes can be used to help build and maintain body tissues. In addition to the expansive effect of the nightshades noted above, the potato's yin, earthy nature is frequently craved by those with "jet lag" and other stresses of the high-tech world.

cautions: green potatoes abd sprouts that grow on potatoes are toxic - be sure to remove the eyes of the sprout imbedded in the potato. The renowned Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner observed that eating too many potatoes can cause laziness. This is reasonable clamin since an excess of potatoes can excess of the yin, receptive principle in the body (receptivity taken to the extreme can cause laziness)"
 

 
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