Medicinal use of potato-derived products: a systematic review

Vlachojannis, J. E. and Cameron, M. ORCID: and Chrubasik, S. (2010) Medicinal use of potato-derived products: a systematic review. Phytotherapy Research, 24 (2). pp. 159-162. ISSN 0951-418X


In the traditional medicine of Europe, raw potatoes are used for gastrointestinal disorders, and topical potato preparations as a hot pack for pain or for softening furuncles. The aim of this study was to review the literature and summarize the data on the medicinal use of potato‐derived products. Several databases and other sources were searched to identify clinical trials investigating potato‐derived preparations. The trials were analysed for quality. Five trials were identified; two open uncontrolled studies, two open controlled studies and one double‐blind study. These results stimulate further investigation of oral potato juice concentrate in patients with dyspeptic complaints, of potato proteinase inhibitor II for weight reduction, and of topical potato proteins for preventing protease‐induced perianal dermatitis. We recommend that future studies have a confirmatory design.

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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 05:30
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Uncontrolled Keywords: potatoes; medicinal use; dyspepsia
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine > 420899 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified
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