Mashed potato for stomach ailments

Australia
@lilaclady (28326)
January 10, 2008 8:00pm CST
I was just talking to a friend about differnt types of food and she was saying how she didn't like mashed potato but wished she did as it is the best thing to eat for any stomach ailments, she told me in some parts od Europe they eat mashed potato for ulcers and many other stomach ailments. I have never heard of this before, being a potato lover myself, is it possible that something nice can be good for you...anyone else ever heard of this ?????