25 Raw Potato Juice Benefits for Skin, Hair and Health

Raw Potato Juice Benefits

French fries, baked potatoes, potato chips, potato salad—there are hundreds of ways to cook and eat your potatoes. But have you tried consuming this vegetable in raw juice form? For a long time, potato juice has been used as a remedy for a wide array of ailments from skin disorders to constipation to inflammation, and even cancer. It’s not a surprise why. This vegetable is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, carbohydrates, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, and iron among others.

Let’s have a look at the countless benefits of potato juice.

Benefits for the Skin

  • Angular cheilitis – One of the most important purposes of potato juice is for treating angular cheilitis, a common skin disorder characterized by redness and swelling of the mouth corners. Potato juice is known to be an effective anti-inflammatory so applying this on the corners of your mouth can tone down the lesions in no time. If you make it a habit to drink potato juice everyday, you’ll get enough vitamin B complex, which you need to fight angular cheilitis. Experts say that vitamin B deficiency is a leading cause of this skin problem.
  • Blemishes – To treat blemishes, apply a generous amount of cold potato juice on the affected skin once a day.
  • Sunburn – Apply cold potato juice on sun burnt skin. This gives a cooling sensation that alleviates stinging and pain.
  • Wrinkles – Keep wrinkles at bay by dabbing potato juice gently on the face everyday. This also gives your skin a youthful glow.
  • Dark circles under the eyes – Dip cotton balls on potato juice. Put them under your eyes every night before going to sleep. In a week, you can say goodbye to those unsightly dark circles.
  • Puffy eyes and tired skin – Soak a cotton ball on potato juice and rub gently on tired eyes and skin.
  • Skin lightening – Potato juice is a natural skin lightener. Mix it with lemon juice and apply on the dark areas of your skin. An alternative is mixing potato juice with cucumber.
  • Anti-aging – For an anti-aging regimen, you can use a facemask made with potato juice and curd. This is a great way to hydrate the skin and reduce signs of aging like fine lines. Mixing potato juice with olive oil can help get rid of crow’s feet and dark circles under the eyes.
  • Dry skin – Apart from applying potato juice on your skin, it also helps to drink one glass of it everyday. This is good for dry skin and skin protection against toxins.
  • Eczema – Apart from angular cheilitis, drinking potato juice can also treat eczema, another common skin problem.

Benefits for the Hair

  • Hair loss – Potato juice can be used to grow hair faster. To do this, mix it with egg white and honey. Apply on your hair and let it stay there for two hours. Rinse off with mild shampoo and then, water.
  • Dry hair – Mixture of aloe vera and potato juice can bring back the healthy shine of your dry and frizzy hair.
  • Gray hair – Instead of using water to rinse off shampoo from your hair, use potato juice as this will help darken gray hair, and also give it a beautiful glow.

Benefits for the Health

  • Detoxification – Potato juice helps flush out toxins from the body. By doing so, it wards off numerous health problems like angular cheilitis. Angular cheilitis is usually caused by bacterial or fungal infection, which won’t occur in the first place if the body’s immune resistance is strong. Toxin overload can deteriorate your immune defense so by drinking potato juice for detoxification, you can help strengthen your immune system to fight off mouth corner cracks.
  • Arthritis and joint pains – As mentioned earlier, potato juice is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. Apart from doing wonders for inflammatory skin disorders like angular cheilitis, it can also be used as a remedy for arthritis, gout, back pain and joint pain. For best results, drink it in the morning before eating breakfast.
  • Cancer – Although not scientifically proven yet, many attest to the efficacy of potato juice for treatment of cancer. Drinking it everyday is said to help fight cancer cells and inhibit them from damaging other healthy cells.
  • Kidney disease – Drink potato juice to prevent calcium stone formation in the urinary tract.
  • CholesterolLower cholesterol levels by drinking potato juice daily.
  • Cardiovascular disease – Healthy for the heart, potato juice can prevent artery blockage and heart attacks.
  • Weight Loss – This vegetable juice can also aid in weight loss. Drink it twice a day—first in the morning on an empty stomach and next, at night about two to three hours before sleeping.
  • Digestion – Regular consumption of potato juice can improve digestive function and thwart ailments like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and indigestion.
  • Heartburn – When consumed first thing in the morning, potato juice is said to have positive effects for people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Peptic Ulcer – Combine potato juice with carrot juice to treat peptic ulcer.
  • Food poisoning – For food poisoning, potato juice works wonders when mixed with pure honey or carrot juice.
  • Other ailments – Drink one to two glasses of raw potato juice daily to treat a number of medical problems like liver disease, diabetes, gastric ulcer, hypertension, and pancreatitis.

For those suffering from angular cheilitis or other medical problems mentioned above, or for those who simply want to live a healthier life, make it a habit to drink potato juice daily. Make the flavor more appetizing by adding honey, carrot juice or herbs like nettle, spirulina or sage.

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Comments

  1. Dr Tariq Aziz says:

    Ok.. Good article. Thanks for the info.

  2. I think I missed how you recommend making the juice.

    • Hi Holly, this article is about the health benefits and does not include how to make it. I should maybe put a portion like that in, however, all you need is a juicer. For potatoes, you will need a good quality juicer.

      Juice the potatoes and more than likely, a white paste will form at the bottom of the juice. Just stir that up before drinking.

  3. informative article i used paste potato paste dark circles every night very helpful

  4. good to know what potatoes are useful for other than chips (fatty yakki). Thank you so much, ill let you know more, after my
    trial, looking forward to a good outcome in the New Year, so merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  5. Shahana Zubair says:

    What portion do you recommend to consume of potato juice will one potato juice will be enough and will we take it as it is or will have to dissolve in water

    • Hi Shahana

      One will be enough. You will get bored of it if you take too much. To make the juice, you will need a juicing machine. You might be able to try dissolving in water, but I dont think that will work anywhere near as good.

  6. Edie Masters says:

    Where is the juicing recipe? This would have been good to include.

    • Hi Edie

      There is no juicing recipe for this as it is focused on the health benefits of potato juice, but I have had a few people ask me about a recipe.

      After you juice a potato, and are left with the juice, it will not taste that nice on its own unless you just drink it in 1 gulp.

      What I would do is juice with carrots and apples, possibly a little lemon in addition to honey. This will make it taste a lot nicer.

      • How do you follow through to the article. I don’t see a link to the original post. I was wondering what the dosage would be and if there was a difference to what type of potato you used.

        • Hi

          I am honestly not sure if there would be a difference in the potato you used. You could try different kinds to see what is your favorite. Please see below replies for ways to make the juice. My apologies for the confusion.

  7. I would love to try this potato recipe out but without a recipe to follow it is quite impossible.
    It doesn’t make sense to me to put all this info on the site and not give us the means to us it.
    You say the recipe is on another site, can we have his email address to his site. Thanks you.

    • Hi Anne

      Very sorry for the confusion. The article is based on the health benefits, but ill give you a quick recipe now and will keep this in mind for future posts.

      Juice your potato(s) using a juicer. I do not think you will like this taste, so as recommended above, I would juice carrots and apples a long with it. Lemon and honey will go well with it too.

      That is not the only ingredients you will be tied to. Like anything, it will be trial and error with different flavours. I intend to try more myself and will be sure to come back and inform you all.

      Let me know how you get on. Will be interested to know what you think.

      Again, thanks for coming by. I really appreciate it and hope to have you back. Ill be sure to include the recipes next time.

  8. Oh, come on folks! For those complaining about no recipe for juicing potatoes. Is it really that difficult to discover how to juice a potato? Hint – go to a search engine, Bing, Google, Dogpile, et. al. Insert the sentence “how to juice a potato” pretty simple.

  9. HI all,
    I understand the fact that you want recipes. Ive been juicing for years and the benefits are amazing !!!!!!!!!!!
    I recommend Fresh Vegetable & Fruit by Dr. N.W. Walker. I bought this book in 1986 when i was working out of state and sitting in a motel room. I was hooked and ever since then I buy a copy every time i see it in a second hand book store or market. I do that so i can give it to friends and family that need it . – it is my bible when any of my family get sick or for just general well being. This book was first published in the 1930’s and is still being published today. Says a lot for the information in it. Most juice books don’t have the research that Mr Walker does – they just copy other juice books. Do yourself a favour and buy it !!! ps – I lent my remaining ( original ) copy to a friend so i had to google potato juice for my son’s pimple problem. ( i remembered from the juice book how potato was good for acne ). this site is very informative – Thank you.

    • Hi Wendy

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving such an informative comment. It is very much appreciated and people will surely buy this book. Please be sure to stop by again and share your professional experience.

  10. Some of the Side effects of Potato Juice:

    – Always use ripe, spot free, new sprout potatoes.
    – Increase its taste by adding carrot juice or
    – Herbs like sage, nettle, and spirulina.
    – Potato juice may lead to diarrhea in some cases.
    – Avoid drinking this juice if you have stomach trouble.

    • Hi Teefah

      Thanks for your input. Should have possibly had this in the post. I actually didnt know it could lead to diarrhea. Possibly if you drink too much 🙂

  11. Dawn Wise says:

    I don’t have a juicer. Would I get the same benefit if I just ate the raw potato? Maybe get the benefit of extra fiber as well.

    • Hi Dawn

      You should get a juicer. You will love it 🙂 Anyways, for the time being, i’m not sure eating would do the job. You could try it, but I don’t think you will really like the taste and for the little juice you get from all the effort of eating a potato might put you off (permanently).

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