Treat Stomach Acidity with Potato Juice
Posted on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 and filed under Genevieve Tan Shu Thung , Health: Digestive System , Holistic Health , . You can follow any responses to this entry through theRSS 2.0 . You can leave a response or trackback to this entry from your site
Do you feel a burning sensation in your stomach? This is caused by excessive acid produced by the gastric glands in the stomach. The acid is vital for the digestive process. However, it can be a danger if the stomach produces excessive volume of acid than what is required. This leads to a case of heartburn.
Heartburn is a burning sensation felt between the stomach and the chest. This is also known as acid reflux, when the oesophageal sphincter muscle is not functioning properly in preventing acid from shooting up into the oesophagus. The sufferer often experiences a sour sensation along the oesophagus, bloating, gas, nausea and even shortness of breath. Frequent experiences of heartburn can lead to chronic cases of Laryngitis, Pharyngitis and Bronchitis. If left untreated, repeated flow of acid through the oesophagus can also injure and scar the cells lining, and even lead to cancer later in life.
There are many natural remedies to relieve the condition. This article will however focus on the use of potato juice. Potatoes contain many vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to one’s health. They contain alkali-producing mineral nutrients, which is invaluable for stomach and intestinal disorders. Its juice helps normalise the excessive acid production in the stomach. Potato starch is often administered as an anti-inflammatory for gastrointestinal diseases. Apart from that, potatoes have also been proven beneficial in preventing kidney and heart diseases, curing acne and pimples as well as preventing the spread of cancer cells.
Research on the impact of potato juice with lowering acidity level has been conducted all around the world, including universities in Germany and Australia. It was concluded that the vegetable is indeed effective in relieving symptoms related to gastritis.
The treatment is simple. Peel 2 medium-sized potatoes, and rinse them. You can use either a juice-blender, or even grate the potatoes fine enough that you can squeeze the juice.
You require around 4 Tbsp of raw potato juice. The juice is to be consumed IMMEDIATELY after juicing it. It is ideal to carry out this treatment on an empty stomach in the mornings, 30 minutes before food. The taste may be bad, but you will get accustomed to it after some days. Repeat the treatment for 10 days, and you will begin to feel the pain in the stomach disappearing.
It is preferable that you drink the potato juice on its own. However, for those who really cannot bear its pungent taste, add a little bit of honey to the juice.
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