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Shocking Benefits of Raw Potato Juice

  • Published on: 15 October, 2014
  • Last update: 10 August, 2017

Nick has always told me that video games, such as Grand Theft Auto, hide truths about health and the government in plain sight.

One day while ‘driving’ in GTA, he was listening to the “talk channel” radio they offer in the game. People were “calling in” to talk about health and wheatgrass shots. One caller said, “You people are nuts – the next big trend will be potato juice!”

So of course, being the crazies that we are, we looked into potato juice. AND GUESS WHAT? It turns out that for a long time, potato juice has been used as a remedy for a wide array of ailments such as skin disorders, constipation, inflammation – and even cancer!

Legend says that during the First World War a group of starving German soldiers were restricted to an exclusive diet of raw potatoes. The results were amazing: soldiers suffering from gastric problems healed miraculously. After the war, the physician J. F. Magerl started to treat patients suffering from gastric problems with raw potato juice. After 10 days of treatment, the symptoms subsided in the majority of his patients.

Raw potato juice has many healing properties and is said to be effective in the treatment of gastritis, colitis and several other disorders of the stomach. In case of these illnesses, it is recommended to consume half a glass of fresh raw potato juice three times a day for a month (red ones especially).

At the same time, potato juice has beneficial effects in cases of stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers and peptic ulcers. For the latter, potato juice may be consumed alone or in combination with fresh carrot juice. Sage or nettle tea may help as well.

After posting about raw potato juice on Instagram, I got several comments from people who have been using this remedy for years. One girl’s mother used raw potato juice to heal her kidney infection, and a nutritionist friend of mine recommends it to all her patients when treating IBS/stomach issues. Who knew a simple potato could do so much?

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:O I always thought raw potatoes were toxic! Maybe I will be brave enough to try this one day! 🙂

Edward Dean

Not sure if my initial comment went through so here goes. It is acceptable to add carrot, celery or other veggies to the juice?

Olivia A.


Absolutely! I think carrot, celery, and even apple would be excellent additions. If you can handle it try the potato juice alone first, but I'm sure it won't taste too pleasant 😛 The chug method always works! Haha.

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