What is useful Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke received its name from one of the tribes of the Indians of Chile, namely - "Jerusalem artichoke". In addition, there are other names, some people call it “earthen pear”, “sun root”, “Jerusalem artichoke”. Each of them has its own history, and was formed over many hundreds of years.
Jerusalem artichoke value
Jerusalem artichoke from other root crops is of great nutritional value. It looks like a potato, but its nutritional properties are much richer. In addition, Jerusalem artichoke is much more unpretentious than potatoes, it is practically not afraid of pests, it does not matter the type of soil and its moisture, and its growth is not curled from the light of the site. Jerusalem artichoke is a perennial plant, and even if absolutely no time is given to it, it will bear fruit well. And the main difference between an “earthen pear” and a potato is that it contains much more vitamins and various substances useful to the human body.
More specifically, let's focus on vitamins and nutrients that are contained in Jerusalem artichoke:
- copper, zinc, vitamin C, sulfur, carotenoids, silicon - substances that ensure the production of collagen in the human body, which is able to increase the elasticity and firmness of the skin;
- zinc - is responsible for anti-inflammatory processes in the human body, in addition, it normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, thereby reducing the likelihood of acne on problem areas of the skin;
- iron, vitamins B1 and B5, phosphorus and potassium - are necessary for the human body.
Cosmetic properties of Jerusalem artichoke
Knowing the useful properties of trace elements contained in Jerusalem artichoke, cosmetologists widely use it in order to reduce sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as to relieve inflammation of the skin. Not many people know that using masks from Jerusalem artichoke you can fight against seborrhea.
The healing properties of Jerusalem artichoke
Inulin, contained in the root crop, is able to remove decay products of chemical compounds from the stomach and intestines, thereby it cleanses the body.
Root Jerusalem artichoke, once in the colon, is able to absorb a huge amount of harmful bacteria, thereby it reduces the likelihood of the formation of cancerous tumors in the intestine. Jerusalem artichoke is also used in the fight against constipation, gastritis and colitis.
Many doctors recommend that diabetics take Jerusalem artichoke to lower their sugar and cholesterol levels. It is also known that Jerusalem artichoke is able to increase blood flow to the walls of the stomach, which will significantly improve the functioning of the vascular system. In addition to the foregoing, it should be noted that the root crop has a very positive effect on the functioning of the pancreas, which produces digestive hormones and enzymes that affect the state of the whole organism.