Potatoes, treatment with ceratophylum, description, and properties of potatoes, the use of kartofelya in folk medicine
Potatoes – Solanum tuberosum L. – a widely known plant. The Motherland of potato is South America. Potatoes are one of the most important crops cultivated everywhere and gives stable yields. The potato is since ancient times has been a staple food for the inhabitants of the Andes. In 1570 the Spaniards brought home potatoes from Mexico, where this plant was bred natives of South America. The population of Europe was not long familiar with him. In Paris in 1616, the potato was only served to the Royal table.
In Russia, the potato first appeared under Peter I, but really the potato was grown only under Catherine II, who in 1765 bought his in Germany and in the same year by the decree throughout the country received a special instruction on the cultivation of potatoes. Peasants called this plant the “devil’s Apple” and was considered a great sin it is, therefore, to introduce in their life the potato was hard. But with time the distrust was overcome and the potato became the second bread.
Application: for therapeutic purposes are used the tubers and potato juice. In potatoes identified substances – protein, starch, fat, oxalic, citric, malic and other organic acids, vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and PP, potassium, phosphorus. In the tubers found glycoalkaloid tuberin, solanine and amyl alcohol.
Svezhenanesenny juice helps with hyperacidity gastritis and peptic ulcer disease, it neutralizes increased acidity of gastric juice, you need to take 100 ml 30 minutes before meals at bedtime.
Hot boiled potato is used in diseases of the respiratory system:
Boiled potatoes: Boil the tubers and hot mash water in which the cooked potatoes are drained. The patient should breathe the hot steam. It is useful to add 3-4 drops of turpentine.
Fresh potato in traditional medicine to treat skin diseases, especially eczema impetiginoznoy:
Recipe: Take fresh slices of potato tubers and to cover the affected skin areas 2-3 times a day.
The infusion of the flowers of potatoes lowers blood pressure and stimulates respiration.
The potato was poisonous . Glycoalkaloid solanine is found in all parts of this plant and is a toxic substance found in all parts of the plant. Poisoning from potatoes is often observed in animals and children. The cause of poisoning in animals – feeding them green of foliage together with the fruits, damaged, sprouted, green tubers. The cause of poisoning in children consuming fruits potatoes in autumn, when they ripen and become sweet taste. The first signs of poisoning in children occur in 1-2 hours after meals – children complain of scratching in the throat and nausea, abdominal pain, trembling of the hands, hoarse asthmatic breathing. First aid – gastric lavage, give warm milk, apply a cleansing enema, the patient is placed in a warm bath.
Potato helps renal and cardiac patients because it contains a lot of potassium. High potassium content makes a good diuretic properties and prevents swelling. Swelling can be treated, if you apply it 3 times a day a paste of raw potatoes.
Juice: Squeeze the juice from fresh potatoes and take 3 times a day for 1/2 Cup, 30 minutes before a meal with gastritis with high acidity, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
Considered to be therapeutic especially red and pink varieties of potatoes. Potato juice reduces the acid secretion of gastric glands, numbs the pain, accelerates scarring, it is somewhat weak, which is very important for gastritnym and ulcer patients, relieves heartburn, belching, and helps with dyspepsia.
Potato starch is used in chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract as enveloping, emollient, anti-inflammatory agents. Folk medicine recommends to drink potato juice to reduce blood pressure.
Potatoes treat hyperacute, dyspepsia, combined with other herbs to treat the encephalitis, digestive disorders and skin diseases. The juice of potatoes lowers blood sugar levels. Popular treatment of cough, cold and headache, inhalation of vapors boiled potatoes. The procedure is as follows:
Inhalation: Inhaling steam from a pan with a cooked potato tubers. Patient can throw a head veil that was enough steam for a longer time. The effect of the treatment is high. After inhalation does not come out in the cold.
Broth: In chronic cough, pour 1 liter of water, one potato, one onion and Apple. Cook until water is gone half. Drink 3 times a day 1 teaspoon.
The juice of potato helps with headaches, because it contains acetylcholine, which has a hypotensive effect.
With uterine fibroids take 2-3 weeks 2-3 times daily in 100-200 ml of the juice September-October potatoes.
If the tubers are green or have sprouted appeared the eyes of them is not to cook the juice and to eat, it is very dangerous.