Radish is an edible root vegetable usually red in colour, but sometimes black.
It is often consumed raw as part of a salad or a sandwich but can also be blended for juice.
Here are six of its wonderful health benefits.
Radishes are very filling, which mean they sate your hunger without running up the calorie count.
They are also low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage, and contain a lot of water, making them a very good dietary option for those who are determined to lose weight.
Lowers blood pressure
The vegetable is a very good source of potassium, which has many health benefits.
Potassium has been linked to reducing blood pressure because when it interacts with the arterial supply of vascular beds, it can relax the blood vessels, and therefore increase blood flow.
As a diuretic, cleanser, and disinfectant, radish helps in the treatment of many kidney disorders.
The diuretic properties help wash away toxins accumulated in the kidneys and decrease the toxins in the blood. Its disinfectant properties protect the kidneys from any infections as well.
Radish lowers body temperature and relieves inflammation from fevers.
A good method of intake is drinking radish juice mixed with black salt, and since it acts as a good disinfectant, the root vegetable also fights infections that can cause fever.
Juice from radish also cures inflammation and the burning sensations during urination.
It cleans out the urinary system, thus helping the treatment of various urinary conditions that are exacerbated by excess toxins in the system.
Radish is extremely useful in treating jaundice because it removes bilirubin and also keeps its production at a stable level.
It also reduces the destruction of red blood cells that occurs in people suffering from jaundice by increasing the supply of fresh oxygen to the blood. Black radishes, and the leaves, are more preferred in the treatment of jaundice.