5 Benefits Of

5 Benefits of Black Radish

black radish benefits

Black radishes belong to the Cruciferae family. We think that this ancient vegetable comes from Asia, although we know the Egyptian were making oil from radish seeds. It is a root vegetable with a black skin and white flesh.

1. Treats Cough

Cut a cap in the radish, as you do to the watermelon, and add a teaspoon of sugar. Leave overnight and in the morning you will notice that the juice begun to gather. Take a teaspoon after meals. Every time when you take from the juice, add a teaspoon of sugar. It extracts the juice and the radish will shrivel.

2. Stimulates the liver

The Black Radish contains vitamin C, B1, magnesium and calcium, which allows this plant to drainage the liver and the gall bladder, increasing the amount and flow of bile.

3. Regulates Blood Pressure

Recent research has shown that black radish can help regulate high blood pressure, due to the potassium content.

4. Prevents Constipation

Black radish helps prevent constipation, because it is high in fiber and water. A diet high in fiber combined with plenty of fluids will help maintain regular bowel movements, which in turn supports overall bowel health.

5. Treats Hyperthyroidism

The raphanin content of the black radish helps maintaining the balance of the hormone levels secreted by the thyroid gland and medics believe that it helps in the case of hyperthyroidism or Graves’s disease. All cruciferous vegetables inhibit the production of thyroid hormones, but the best of all is the black radish.

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7 thoughts on “5 Benefits of Black Radish

  1. Thanks Adrian, great post. Also I never seen and heard of until now about the Black Radish. What a wonderful vegetable and what it can do for our health.

    Thank you also for your views to my blog, Savor the Food. I always appreciate your comments and readership. 🙂

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

    1. It can be usually found at the market in winter and it’s not really expensive. The taste is similar with the one of the red radish. 🙂 I just eat some in a salad, so that’s why I decided to write about it today. Thanks for visiting!

    1. Thank you for sharing! That recipe looks great. They don’t have black radishes all the time, but don’t worry they taste like the red ones. The difference here is that the black ones are cheaper, because people don’t usually buy them.

    1. You can search in local stores where they are selling seeds or in gardening stores. You should find black radish seeds at the beginning of Autumn or Spring. Also, you can find black radishes at the supermarket. Now it’s their season. It’s really difficult for me to tell you more, because I don’t know how popular this vegetable is in other countries. Hope this helps.

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