Potato juice helps cure stomach ulcers


According to a recent discovery by the scientists, juice from potatos is useful preventative measure to cure stomach ulcers in human body.
A Manchester University microbiology team led to the discovery of a key molecule which could both cure and prevent the bacteria that lives in the stomach and causes stomach ulcers and heartburn. Uniquely, unlike with antibiotics, the gut bug cannot develop resistance to the potato juice which also does not cause any side effects. Scientists even carried out the test on different types of potatoes, discovering that Maris Piper and King Edward varieties worked the best.
The process to extract the as yet unnamed molecule has now been patented, with hopes it could one day be sold as a supplement similar to pro-biotic yoghurt drinks.BBC reported.
Ian Roberts, professor of microbiology at the Faculty of Life Sciences, who worked on the discovery, said: “When I first heard about the idea of using potatoes to treat stomach ulcers, I was a bit sceptical. But on another level, I wasn’t surprised – a lot of botanical products have very interesting compounds and we just have to find them. We see this potato juice as a preventative measure to stop stomach ulcers developing that people would take as part of a healthy lifestyle. It could be a huge market if we can get it developed,” added Roberts.


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