Radish

Other Name(s):

Black Radish, Black Spanish Radish, Daikon Radish, Long Black Spanish Radish, Moolak, Mooli Beej, Petit Radis, Rábano, Radis, Radis Espagnol, Radis Noir, Radis Noir Espagnol, Radis Rouge, Raphani Sativi Radix, Raphanus sativus, Red Radish, Round Black Spanish Radish, Small Radish, Spanish Radish, Spanish Black Radish, Turnip Radish.

Overview

Radish is a plant. The root is used as food and also as medicine.

Radish is used for stomach and intestinal disorders, bile duct problems, loss of appetite, pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat, tendency towards infections, inflammation or excessive mucus of the respiratory tract, bronchitis, fever, colds, and cough.

How does it work?

Radish root may stimulate digestive juices and bile flow. Radish root may also be able to fight bacteria and other microorganisms.

Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Loss of appetite.
  • Pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat.
  • Tendency towards infections.
  • Fever.
  • Colds.
  • Cough.
  • Digestive disorders caused by bile duct problems.
  • Inflammation of the airways such as bronchitis.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of radish for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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Side Effects

Radish is SAFE for most people. Large amounts of radish can irritate the digestive tract.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of radish during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid using more than usual food amounts.

Gallstones: Don't use radish if you have gallstones.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of radish depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for radish. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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References

Blumenthal M, ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.

Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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