Health Benefits of Black Radish
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.