Potatoes are a vegetable that needs no introduction. Potato dishes are certainly in the diet of every family; many gardeners grow this crop on their plots. But perhaps not everyone knows about the healing properties of the usual tubers.
Folk medicine is known for anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of potatoes, allowing them to be used effectively to relieve the patient’s condition in osteochondrosis, radiculitis, joint diseases. The advantage of this tool is that it is always at hand, you can use the simplest recipes at any time.
- Compress of raw potatoes for osteochondrosis and radiculitis
Wash fresh tubers and grate. The potato mass is evenly distributed on a clean cotton or linen cloth and applied to the sore spot. Fix with a bandage or towel. Keep a compress 1-2 hours. If there is no Allergy to honey, you can mix the potato mass with honey in a ratio of 1:1.
- Potato compress for arthritis
Green potato tubers rinse well and grate together with the peel. Pour the resulting mass of hot water and keep in it until the potatoes are heated to a temperature of + 38…+38.5 degrees. Drain the water, and the potato mass, without pressing, put in a prepared linen bag or wrap in a cotton towel, distributing evenly, a layer of about 1.5-2 cm. wrap the Fabric with the potato mass around the diseased joint, cover with plastic wrap and fix with a bandage. Get comfortable, putting a pillow under the joint. The pain usually passes within half an hour, but the compress should be left overnight.
- Decoction of potato peel in osteochondrosis
Peel potatoes, rinse well, cover with cold water so that it covers raw materials completely, and cook until tender. Warm broth to use for compresses on the affected areas, and take inside 3 times a day for 0.5 cups. The course — 3-4 weeks.
You can also prepare tinctures of flowers or sprouts of potatoes. These funds are poisonous, they can only be used externally! Tinctures have an analgesic effect; with pain in the joints and spine, they should be rubbed into the sore spot, then wrap it well and immediately go to bed.
- Tincture of potato sprouts
Take 1 glass of potato sprouts (strong sprouts 1.5-2 cm long), chop them, pour 0.5 liters of vodka, seal, insist in a dark cool place for 10 days, strain. Apply externally with osteochondrosis, radiculitis, gout, bursitis, arthritis, arthrosis.
- Tincture of potato flowers
Fill the bottle to the top with potato flowers (without tamping), pour vodka, seal, insist in a dark place at room temperature for 10 days, strain. Apply externally for pain in the joints and back with osteochondrosis, radiculitis, arthritis, arthrosis, other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.