Radishes is a part of the Brassica family and is the cousin of cabbage. This vegetable is red here in the U.S. but it comes in an array of colors. Radishes can be white, red, purple or black, and in terms of shape, it can be long and cylindrical, or round.
You will be surprise of the benefits of radishes in the treatment or prevention of certain ailments and on certain body parts and some of the benefits are listed below:
Jaundice: Radishes are very good for the liver and stomach, and it acts as a powerful detoxifier too. That means that it purifies blood, eliminating toxins and waste. It also reduces the destruction of red blood cells that happens to people suffering from jaundice by increasing the supply of fresh oxygen to the blood. Black radishes are more preferred in the treatment of jaundice, and radish leaves are also very useful in the treatment.
Constipation: Radishes are very high in fiber, which means that they add considerable bulk to bowel movements, which promotes regular excretory patterns and relieve symptoms of constipation. They can also help to firm up loose bowels and get rid of loose stool or diarrhea. Furthermore, radishes are known to promote the production of bile. Bile is one of the most important parts of good digestion, and also helps to protect both the liver and the gallbladder.
Diabetes: Radishes have long been known to have a low glycemic index, which means that eating it does not impact blood sugar levels. It also helps regulate the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream, meaning that diabetics don’t have to worry as much about sudden spikes or drops when eating, or being away from food for a certain amount of time.
Liver & Gallbladder: Radishes are especially beneficial for liver and gallbladder functions. They regulate production and flow of bile and bilirubin, acids, and enzymes. Furthermore, it also removes excess bilirubin from the blood. Regular consumption of radishes protects your liver and gallbladder from infections and ulcers.