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10 Ways to Use a Potato

Potato Home Remedies

Sure, potatoes taste good but they're also good for you. And you don't even have to eat one to reap some of the benefits.

  • If you have an unsightly wart, rub a cut raw potato on it. Potatoes are high in potassium and Vitamin C, which promotes healing.
  • Need a hot compress? Potatoes hold heat well, so warm one up and wrap it in a dishcloth and presto -- a compress! You can make a cold compress, too. Just put the potato in the freezer for a while.
  • If you accidentally burn yourself while cooking, gently press a piece of raw cut potato against the injury. The potato will soothe it and remove the sting.
  • For a quick facial, mix some room temperature plain mashed potatoes with lemon juice and a little bit of milk. Leave on your face for about 20 minutes and then rinse off to reveal soft skin.