- What other names is Potato known by?
- What is Potato?
- How does Potato work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Potato.
People take raw potato juice for stomach disorders and water retention (edema). A purified protein powder made from potato is mixed with water and used to control appetite for weight loss.
Some people put raw potato directly on the affected area for arthritis, infections, boils, burns, and sore eyes.
In foods, potato is eaten, used as a source of starch, and fermented into alcohol.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Stomach disorders.
- Other conditions.
- Other conditions.
headache, flushing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, thirst, restlessness, and even death.
There isn't enough information to know whether it's safe to put raw potato on the skin as a treatment.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Unblemished, ripe potatoes are safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But don't use potato as medicine until more is known about how it might affect an unborn or nursing infant.
Diabetes: Potatoes can affect blood sugar control. If you have diabetes, monitor your potato intake as you would any carbohydrate.
Medications for dissolving blood clots (Thrombolytic Drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Potatoes contain a chemical that decreases blood clotting. Taking large amounts of potato with medications used for dissolving blood clots might increase the chance of bleeding and bruising.
Some medications used for dissolving blood clots include alteplase (Activase), anistreplase (Eminase), reteplase (Retavase), streptokinase (Streptase), and urokinase (Abbokinase).
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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