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.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Loss of appetite.
- Pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat.
- Tendency towards infections.
- Digestive disorders caused by bile duct problems.
- Inflammation of the airways such as bronchitis.
- Other conditions.
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).
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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