Medicinal use of potato-derived products: a systematic review

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Vlachojannis, Julia, Cameron, Melainie and Chrubasik, Sigrun (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 doubleblind 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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Item type Article
DOI 10.1002/ptr.2829
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1004 Medical Biotechnology
Historical > SEO Classification > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Keywords ResPubID19095, potato, medicinal use, dyspepsia
Citations in Scopus 38 - View on Scopus
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