The health benefits of Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke is often called earthen pear, Jerusalem artichoke, sun root. The earthen pear gives a high yield of tubers, does not require careful maintenance, and its upper part is well suited for feeding livestock and poultry. This amazing plant tolerates severe winters well and is not affected by diseases and pests. For many gardeners, it grows for 20 years in one place, maintaining a high yield.

Jerusalem artichoke is a delicious source of vitamins and minerals. The benefits of Jerusalem artichoke are well known to people suffering from diabetes and other diseases of the pancreas. The inulin contained in it helps to reduce blood sugar levels, promotes bile formation, improves intestinal motility, removes toxins, radionuclides, and heavy metal salts. Thanks to inulin, cholesterol levels and the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases are also reduced. Jerusalem artichoke juice reduces stomach acidity and is used to treat heartburn. The presence of a large amount of iron in its composition determines the benefits of Jerusalem artichoke in the treatment of anemia.

The organic acids contained in the plant have an antibacterial and antioxidant effect, improve digestion, and activate the motor action of the intestines. Baths of a decoction of Jerusalem artichoke leaves and stems are useful for radiculitis, gout, osteochondrosis, eczema, acne, and furunculosis. Masks made from raw grated tubers help smooth wrinkles.

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