A useful plant nearby - the medicinal properties of Jerusalem artichoke

 A useful plant nearby - the medicinal properties of Jerusalem artichoke

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Jerusalem artichoke, also known as "earthen pear", enjoys well-deserved recognition both among adherents of official medicine and those who prefer traditional methods of treating ailments.

The richest composition of this plant and the minimum list of contraindications allows almost everyone to benefit from the use of Jerusalem artichoke for their body. This article describes in detail the benefits of Jerusalem artichoke for humans, and also presents effective recipes for improving health.

Chemical composition

The medicinal and nutritional value of Jerusalem artichoke is due to its chemical composition.

The culture contains a large amount of inulin, a polysaccharide, the hydrolysis of which leads to the production of fructose, a sugar that can be consumed by diabetics.

Jerusalem artichoke contains a lot of fiber and mineral trace elements: iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium. Also the root vegetable contains pectin, amino acids, organic and fatty acids... The content of vitamins B1, B2 and C in Jerusalem artichoke is three times higher than in other root crops. The essential difference between this vegetable and others is the increased content of protein in its tubers.

The benefits of the plant, what does it treat?

  • Inulin, which is part of Jerusalem artichoke, has a beneficial effect on the body from entering the stomach to excretion. It has an antitoxic effect, removing harmful compounds introduced into the body with food and toxic compounds released during the activity of pathogenic microbes living in the intestines.

    Inulin also stimulates the contractile function of the intestinal wall, which accelerates the elimination of toxins, not fully digested food and harmful substances from the body, and treats intestinal dysbiosis of various origins.

  • The fructo-oligosaccharides in Jerusalem artichoke make it suitable for the diet of people with diabetes and obesity.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's ability to actively promote the absorption of silicon from food makes it truly invaluable. More than seventy other elements of the periodic table are not assimilated if the body is deficient in silicon.
  • Pectins in Jerusalem artichoke are capable of adsorbing and removing toxic substances, cholesterol and triglycerides from the body, thereby reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and cholelithiasis.
  • The high fiber content in the root vegetable allows the prevention of conditions such as colon cancer, diverticulosis, constipation, vascular thrombosis, colitis and gastritis.
  • Due to its amazing composition, Jerusalem artichoke has a complex healing effect on the liver. It can be used for acute and chronic hepatitis of various origins, cirrhosis and fatty liver.
  • Also, the use of Jerusalem artichoke can reduce blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

We suggest watching a video about the benefits of Jerusalem artichoke:

Potential harm

Jerusalem artichoke has not many contraindications:

  • First of all, it is an individual intolerance.
  • Nutritionists and gastroenterologists recommend not to consume large quantities of raw Jerusalem artichoke, especially in the case of sluggish digestion and gastritis with high acidity.
  • Caution should be taken when eating a root vegetable for blood clotting disorders and urolithiasis, as it can cause unwanted movement of stones.

How is it used for medicinal purposes?

With diseases

The healing properties of Jerusalem artichoke are highly appreciated by official medicine. In pharmacies, you can easily purchase preparations based on this root vegetable, which can solve many health problems.

Prescription of preparations based on Jerusalem artichoke:

  • With atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus, Jerusalem artichoke is prescribed in tablets (read about how to use Jerusalem artichoke for diabetes mellitus, read here).
  • In case of violations of the liver and gallbladder, Jerusalem artichoke extract is prescribed.
  • To suppress pathogenic organisms in the intestines and better assimilate calcium and selenium, take the powder of the dried root of the plant.

In cosmetology

The active use of Jerusalem artichoke in cosmetology is due to its ability:

  • Smooth fine wrinkles. To do this, use a mask from the roots of the plant.
  • The plant manifests itself effectively in the fight against seborrhea. For treatment, a decoction of the leaves is used.
  • Baths made from decoction of leaves are useful to keep the skin toned.

What parts of it are used in traditional medicine?

The following are used as medicinal raw materials for the preparation of preparations and healing compositions:

  • Tubers - they contain the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals.
  • Leaves - in this part of the plant there is a high concentration of pectins.
  • Flowers - have a pronounced ability to eliminate intoxication and block inflammatory processes.
  • Roots - effective in the treatment of colds and joints

What are the preparations from the plant in the pharmacy?

  1. Powder... This preparation is pure inulin powder isolated from Jerusalem artichoke root, compressed into tablets.
    • Inulin.
    • Alga Helianthus.
  2. Jerusalem artichoke capsules... They are made on the basis of Jerusalem artichoke roots. And they are effective for the prevention of many diseases.
    • Diet fiber.
    • Neovital.
  3. The drinks... Various brands offer drinks that include Jerusalem artichoke extract or crushed plant parts.
    • Tea with Jerusalem artichoke.
    • Coffee with Jerusalem artichoke.
    • Kissel with tapinambur.
  4. Syrup... It is prepared from evaporated root juice and mixed with tea and other drinks to give them a sweet taste.
    • Gifts of the Pamirs.
    • Seryogina.
    • Bionational.

We talked more about how to take preparations based on Jerusalem artichoke and what effect to expect from them in a separate article.


In cosmetology

Anti-wrinkle mask


  • Several Jerusalem artichoke tubers.
  • 0.5 tablespoon honey.

Grind the tubers in a blender, add honey, mix and apply on face for twenty minutes, then wash with water. You need to make a mask two to three times a week, for a course of two months.

We suggest watching a video on how to prepare and use a Jerusalem artichoke anti-wrinkle mask:

Dry skin mask

For cooking you will need:

  • Two tablespoons of Jerusalem artichoke puree.
  • Half a teaspoon of olive oil.

The mixture is applied to the face for 20 minutes and washed off with warm water.

For treatment

Bladder stones

To prepare a healing composition, you will need:

  • 1 glass of cold Jerusalem artichoke juice.
  • 1/3 lemon juice.

Mix the ingredients, divide the composition into three parts, use in the morning on an empty stomach and after meals at lunch and in the evening. The course of treatment is ten days. In the next ten days, drink the same composition, but making an adjustment using the juice of half a lemon.

In addition, a mixture of 60 grams of vegetable oil and ½ lemon juice should be taken twice a week for the entire course. On the 18-20th day, the scattered stones begin to come out.


Jerusalem artichoke juice is effective for treating heartburn. Prepare the product as follows:

  1. Rinse the tubers thoroughly.
  2. Pass through a meat grinder or grate.
  3. Squeeze the resulting puree and strain through a double layer of gauze.
  4. Take 150 ml per day before meals for two weeks.

Low hemoglobin

It is necessary to take:

  • 1 glass of Jerusalem artichoke juice.
  • 1 tbsp honey.

Mix the ingredients and consume one glass twice a day, in the morning on an empty stomach, in the evening - at night before going to bed.

High pressure

To prepare a medicinal infusion, it is necessary:

  1. Peel and chop 250 grams of Jerusalem artichoke.
  2. Pour 0.5 liters of boiling water.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes in a water bath.
  4. Let cool and strain.
  5. Take two to three times a day, 100 ml.

Low immunity

Vitamin drink ingredients:

  • Jerusalem artichoke leaf - 4 pieces.
  • Rowan leaf - 5 pieces.
  • Black currant leaf - 4 pieces.
  • A sprig of mint - 1 piece.
  1. Wash all components and place in a ceramic container with a volume of 1 liter.
  2. Pour boiling water over and leave for at least one hour.
  3. After that, strain and consume half a glass three times a day.

Cardiovascular disease

Will be needed in equal parts:

  • Gruel of Jerusalem artichoke leaves and flowers.
  • Garlic gruel.
  • Honey.

Mix the ingredients, insist in a tightly sealed container in a cool dark place for a week. Take one tablespoon three times a day forty minutes before meals for a course of one to two months.


  1. Chop the root crop on a grater.
  2. Pour boiling water over with a liter.
  3. Insist for three to four hours.
  4. Drink instead of water.

Diabetes mellitus

People who follow a diet recommended for diabetes mellitus can include Jerusalem artichoke in their diet as an ingredient in cooking.

It should be noted that with diabetes, you can eat four to five fresh or boiled tubers daily.

You can find out more about how to properly use Jerusalem artichoke for diabetes mellitus here.

For cleansing the liver

  1. Two tablespoons of dry chopped Jerusalem artichoke tubers need to be poured with 200 ml of boiling water.
  2. Cook over low heat for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, leave for 15 minutes.
  4. Consume in small portions throughout the day.

An important point both in taking drugs based on Jerusalem artichoke bought in a pharmacy, and in the use of traditional medicine recipes, is a preliminary consultation with a doctor. Indeed, with the entire wide range of medicinal properties of Jerusalem artichoke, it can still negatively affect the health of people who are contraindicated in its use due to the peculiarities of the state of the body.

We offer you to watch a video on how Jerusalem artichoke is used in the treatment of various diseases:

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