• Disease
  • Herb
  • Action
  • Nutrient
  • Massage Therapy
  • Glossary

Potato Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Solanum Tuberosum
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Ma Ling Shu
Homeopathic Name
Solanum Tuberosum   -   Mother Tincture

Do you know this herb by any other name ? Click Here.

Potato Cures

Super Effective


Action of Potato

Nutrients in Potato

Most Effective

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Leaves, Tubers, Peel

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Potato

It may cause Vomitting, Headache, Diarrhea, Stomach Pain.
Sponsored Links


Potato is a vegetable of a tuberous plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 2 M.
Best use for Heartburn.

Benefits of Potato Peel
1. It is rich in Potassium which is needed for chemical reactions in the body. It aids metabolism and improves the functioning of the Nervous system. Potassium plays a role in the smooth functioning of the Muscles.
2. Prevents Iron deficiency called Anemia. It contains Iron an essential nutrient needed for production of Red Blood Cells. RBC's are the producer of hemoglobin which binds itself with oxygen and carries oxygen to the body organs.
3. It contains Niacin which is responsible for breaking down nutrients from food into energy. It supports the cell development and prevents the cellular damage from physiological Stress.
4. Useful in diminishing the Warts.
5. It is high in Quercetin which possesses strong
antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties. It protects the body against free radical damage.
6. Nutrients in Potato Peel :
Dietary fibers
Vitamin C

Grown In

Sponsored Links

Materia Medica for Potato

Potato General

Potato is a vegetable which grows under the soil. It is associated to the Solanaceae family. It is known as Aloo in India.
Potato is loaded with carbohydrates and fats. It is beneficial for a thin and lean person in gaining weight. Potato even helps in losing weight. Eat two boiled potatoes on an empty stomach to shed off the extra weight.
It contains Carotenoids like Lutein and Zeaxanthin which improve the heart functioning. It reduces the level of Bad Cholesterol in the blood, prevents the damage to the blood vessels and lowers the risk of Heart Diseases.
The excessive level of Uric acid in the body leads to the formation of Kidney Stones and Gout attack. Potato reduces the production of excess uric acid. It prevents from Kidney Diseases and Gout.
Potato is a good herbal remedy for the infections of the Urinary Tract. It alkalizes the Mucous membranes and forces the bacteria to go out through urine.
Potato regulates the sodium levels in the body and is beneficial in curing Hypertension.
It stimulates the Brain and Mental functioning. It improves the cognitive ability and improves the concentration power. It counter Mental Fatigue.
It contains a top anticancer and antitumor compound called Quercetin. It contains powerful antioxidants which increase resistance against various types of Cancers.
Potato is an antiinflammatory vegetable. It reduces Inflammation, either internal or external.
It contains Potassium which repairs the damaged tissues.
The digestive property aids the functioning of the Stomach and Intestines.
It alleviates the symptoms of Rheumatism. It cures the pain and inflammation related with Rheumatism.
Potato conquers the deficiency of Vitamin C. It fulfills the requirement of Vitamin C needed by the body. Therefore, it is helpful in treating Scurvy.
Potato improves Skin health. It gives a glowing look to the Skin. It provides quick relief from Pimples, Burns and Skin spots. It cleanses and softens the Skin.

Caution: Avoid excessive consumption.
Keywords: Heart Diseases, Kidney Stones, Gout, UTI, Kidney Diseases, High Blood Pressure, Diarrhea, Cancer, Inflammation, Rheumatism, Scurvy, Pimples, Burns.
Single Herb

Potato ( Aalu ) for Burns

Apply the peels of Potato on the burnt area. Or apply ground raw Potato.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Aging

Take a Potato. Peel and wash. Grate and squeeze the juice. Apply it on affected parts daily.
OR : Take a small slice of Potato. Rub it on the affected part daily.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Blemishes

Cut the Potato. Rub it on the Skin.
Apply the juice of the Potato on the Skin.
Take a Potato. Bake it and eat daily once a day. It has high Zinc and Vitamin C. That gives you glowing and healthy skin.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Abscess

Cut a slice of Potato. Place it over the Abscess for an hour. It will soak all the poison.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Backache

Cut a piece of Potato and cover with cloth. Put it over the affected area.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Jaundice

Boil the peeled Potatoes in water for 15-20 minutes. Add Salt to taste. Have one small bowl once a day.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Corns

Bandage the grated Potato on the Corns. Keep it for 5 hrs and repeat the process twice a day.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Dark Circles

Apply Potato juice on the Dark Circle around eyes.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Gastric Catarrh

Drink 10 ml Potato juice before every meal.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Warts

Put a piece of potato over the warts for 10-15 minutes. Change it several times a day.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Chilblain

Potato has cooling effect.
Cut a Potato ( Aalu ) in to slices. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the Slice. Rub it on the affected part twice a day.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Baldness

Potato ( Aalu ) is an effective hair remedy.
Potato ( Aalu ) promotes hair growth without side effect.
Take 2 Potato ( Aalu ). Peel, wash and grate. Squeeze the juice of grated potatoes. Massage on scalp and hair. Wash with lukewarm water after an hour.
Note : You may add Honey ( Shehad ). It nourishes hair.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Arthritis

Drink 5 ml Potato juice early in the morning.
Or : Cut a Potato ( Aalu ) into thin slices without peeling it off. Put it into a bowl of drinking water. Drink frequently from this.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Eyes

Put Potato slices over infected Eye for 15 mins.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Dark Underarms

Take 2 to 3 slices of Potato ( Aalu ). Rub it on affected part for 15 minutes. Potato ( Aalu ) has quality to soak the darkness.

Potato ( Aallu ) for Hyperpigmentation

Rub the slice of Potato over the affected skin.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Stye

Crush the peeled potatoes. Apply the paste over the eye for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Tennis Elbow

Cut Potato in small slices. Bake them in microwave or oven ( whatever you have ). Pack them in a piece of cloth. Apply it on you painful elbow. Its the best remedy to reduce Swelling and Pain.
Or : Boil a Potato ( Aalu ). Mash it and apply on the affected joint. Keep it on for half an hour. You can also tie a cloth to hold it on.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Swollen Elbow

If you cannot determine the cause of your Swollen Elbow try a local application of Potato.
Use baked Potato ( Aalu ) pack over the painful area. Bake some Potatoes. They will become soft. Slice them. Wrap in a gauze. Tie on the Elbow till the pack becomes cold. Do it once a day for 15 days.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Puffy Eyes

Take two slices of Potato. Put it over the eyes for 15-20 minutes.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Stretch Marks

Potato ( Aalu in India ) contains Starch which keeps the Skin soft and smooth. It contains antioxidant which help in reducing the Stretch Marks. Potato makes the Skin even and firm.
Cut a Potato into thick slices. Take a slice and rub it gently over the Stretch Marks for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave it for 5 minutes. Wash with warm water. Repeat it 3 to 4 times a week.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Gout

Peel a Potato ( Aalu ). Cut in to small pieces. Put in a glass of water and keep overnight. In morning, strain and drink the water.
OR : Drink half glass of Potato ( Aalu ) juice daily.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Grey Hair

Take 1 or 2 Potato ( Aalu ) according to the hair length. Grate and squeeze the juice. Apply it over scalp for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash with normal water. Do it twice or thrice a week. It turns to blackish hair.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Sunburn

Potato ( Aalu ) has a compound, named Starch, which is beneficial to treat Sunburn. It soothes the Inflammation and diminishes the redness.
Peel a potato Potato ( Aalu ). Blend. Apply paste over affected area for half an hour. Wash with normal water.
OR : You may simply rub a slice of Potato ( Aalu ) over the affected area. Do it for 10 to 15 minutes 2 to 3 times a day.
OR : Crush the Potato ( Aalu ). Squeeze out the juice and apply over the sun burnt skin. Wash after an hour or two.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Osteoarthritis

Cut a clean Potato ( Aalu ) into thin slices and soak in some water overnight. Sieve and drink this water before breakfast next morning.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Acne Scars

Potato ( Aalu in India ) contains Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts collagen production which helps to remove scars from the skin. Potato makes the skin firm and free from marks.
Apply fresh Potato juice on the scars daily for 2 to 3 weeks.
OR : Take a Potato. Peel its cover. Cut the Potato in slices and rub on to the affected skin for 1 to 2 minutes. Put a bandage on the scars. Leave it for an hour. Wash with lukewarm water. Repeat the process daily for 2 weeks.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Skin Tan

Potato ( Aalu in India ) helps to reduce the over pigmentation of the Skin. It evens the skin's complexion and cures Skin Tan.
Cut a Potato in two slices. Rub them on the affected area. Leave it for 10 to 12 minutes. Wash off. Do this two times a day for a month.

Potato for Hair Fall

Extract the juice from the peeled potato. Apply this juice over the scalp and wash it after 20 to 30 minutes for twice per week.

Potato for Dental Abscesses

Take 1 tablespoon of fresh Potato juice. Add some olive oil to it. Massage your Gums and Teeth. Or Rinse your Mouth 5 to 8 times.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Dull Skin

Potato has natural bleaching agents. It makes skin white and radiant. Rub potato on your skin for 10 min. Wash it with cold water.
Boil one peeled Potato in water for 20 minutes. Add Salt to taste. Consume one small bowl of it, once a day.
OR : You can even bake it.
Sponsored Links
Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +

Herbal Treatment For Blackheads 5

Grate a Potato. Mix with Lemon juice and two table spoon of Gram Flour ( Besan ). Apply . When it gets dry wash it off with water .

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 24

Boil potatoes and rosemary in water on your stovetop. Strain the liquid, and use it daily as a hair rinse.
Boil Rosemary and Potatoes (Aalu ) together.
Filter and use the liquid as a hair rinse regularly.

Herbal Treatment For Puffy Eyes 2

Mix equal quantity of Potato ( Aalu ) juice and Cucumber ( Khira ) juice. Apply it under eye. Let it dry. Wash with normal water. It gives relief in puffy eyes.

Herbal Treatment For Dark Circles 5

Take a finely chopped Potato ( Aalu ) and slices of half Cucumber ( Kheera ). Put the paste in a sieve and squeeze the juice. Dip two cotton balls in the juice and place on your eyes covering Dark Circles. Wash of after 20 minutes. Repeat daily.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 6

Mix powdered Fuller's Earth ( Multani Mitti ) with Rose Water ( Gulab Jal ) to make a paste. Apply it over face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Massage your face with finger tips and further leave it for 10 minutes. Wash with normal water. Now, sliced a raw Potato ( Aalu ). Rub it over face for 15 minutes. Do it daily. The changes will be noticeable within 15 days.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 11

Mix half cup of mashed Potato and 1 teaspoon of Honey. Apply the paste on your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash with fresh Water.
Queries on Potato
Fake Users Alert !

Fake users have started using the Query Section to advertise their products and services.
It is therefore suspended.

Actual users may approach us through emails. Please write an email to info@herbpathy.com.
You will get a reply in your email.
Erika ( New Zealand )
30 Aug 2016
What is a good & healthy amount of potato juice ,weekly ,daily to be safe ?
30 Aug 2016
Potato juice is applied topically on the skin to cure Skin disorders. And for Hair fall and hair loss. What is your problem ?
Which disease do you wish to cure.
Kindly explain in detail.
Stella. Choga
28 Oct 2016
I have hair loss and baldness so I need a remedy for my problem. I am a 61 and black a African female. Damage was caused by Afro perm chemicals.
22 Jun 2017
Is potato juIce good 3 times a day?
Raghupratap Sinigh ( India )
23 Jun 2017
Potato juice ? Why do you want to take Potato Juice ?
Sorry, you will have to share your exact problem and the symptoms in order to get a cure.
Alex ( Ghana )
10 Sep 2017
Do potatoe juice cause pimples when applied on the face
Lee ( Singapore )
29 Dec 2017
Please inform me by email can i eat seaweed everyday
Your Query - This is a community service. You may ask and answer a query.
[Note: You are requested to write correct English only. Please do not use SMS English, Short Text and Words like hi, hello.]
[Optional: For better guidance]
[Optional: To get email Alert]
[Optional: To get message Alert]
Sponsored Links