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Radish Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Raphanus Sativus
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Lai Fu Zi, Luo Bo
Homeopathic Name
Raphanus Sativus   -   Mother Tincture

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Nature of


Parts Used

Roots, Leaves, Seeds, Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Radish

Avoid use during Ulcers, Gastritis, Thyroid problems.
Avoid use during Pregnancy.
Avoid in case of Blood Deficiency and Nausea.

Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Ginseng then avoid consuming Radish. It may reduce the effects of Ginseng.
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Radish is a root.
It may be annual or biennial.
It grows in a cold climate.
It grows up to 15 Cm.
Best used for Piles and Liver Disease.

In TCM :
Radish Seed : Lai Fu Zi
Meridians associated : Lung, Spleen and Stomach

Note :
For Breast and Stomach Cancer Radish stops the growth of Cancerous Cells.
But for other forms of Cancer, Radish has no effect. Worse! It has been alleged by some Doctors that Radish may even increase the growth of tumor.
Examples of other forms of Cancer are Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Cancer and Lung Cancer.
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Materia Medica for Radish

Radish General

Radish is known as Mooli in India. It is associated to the Brassicaceae family.
Radish is a powerful Detoxifier which removes the toxins from the body. It cleanses the liver and the stomach. It is effective in treating Jaundice.
It alleviates the symptoms of Piles. Radish juice soothes the digestive system and the excretory system. It cures the problems like Constipation and Acidity.
Radish being diuretic in nature increases the production of urine. It combats the burning sensation during urination. It keeps the kidneys clean and protects them against Infections.
Radish being high in fiber and water keeps you full for long. It satisfies the hunger without increasing the count of the calories. It helps in loosing the extra weight from the body.
It possesses Cancer preventing properties. The presence of Vitamin C, Folic acid and Anthocyanins reduce the chances of Colon Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Stomach Cancer and Oral Cancer. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant which prevents the DNA damage from free radicals. It enables the cells to undergo apoptosis which eliminates the reproduction of cancerous cells.
The Anticarcinogenic property of Radish is beneficial in treating Leucoderma.
It is a good herbal remedy in treating Respiratory Diseases. It reduces the congestion from the respiratory system and cures Cold, Cough and Allergy.
Radish is a rich source of Potassium. It helps in reducing High Blood Pressure. It eases the blood vessels and enhances the blood flow. This reduces the risk of Heart Diseases and Stroke.
Radish is good for maintaining the Skin health. The watery content of Radish helps in retaining the moisture in the Skin. It clear up the pores and curbs Skin Problems like Dry Skin, Skin Rash and Cracked Skin. The disinfectant property fights the Acne and Pimples. Radish juice gives relief from Insect Bite and Bee Sting. It gives a soothing effect and reduces Pain and Inflammation.
Radish is a good herbal remedy for Hair Conditions like Dandruff and Hair Fall. It plays a significant role in providing Shiny and Silky texture to the Hair. Its juice is beneficial in keeping the scalp health and Hair strong.
It is a good source of Calcium which makes the Bones stronger and healthier.

Caution : Avoid excessive consumption.
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Single Herb

Radish ( Muli ) for Rheumatism

Take 2 tablespoons of Radish juice daily for two months.

Radish ( Muli ) for Cough

Mix One tablespoon Radish juice with half tablespoon Honey and take.

Radish ( Muli ) for Kidney Stone

Take 4 tablespoons of Radish Juice with One tablespoon of Honey regularly for 2 months.

Radish ( Muli ) for Urine Incontinence

Drink 1/4 cup of Radish juice daily for 2 months. Honey can be added to improve taste.

Radish ( Muli ) for Liver Diseases

Fry some Radish leaves in a little oil. Include in your daily diet for a week.

Radish ( Muli ) for Piles

Take fresh Radish ( Muli ). Use blender, juicer or grate the radish to squeeze the juice. Use whatever you like but take out the juice. Have 40 ml on an empty stomach for 3 days.
Note : If problem persists, you may repeat the process after a gap of 10 days.

Radish ( Muli ) for Jaundice

Radish ( Muli in India ) is one the good herbs which work as highly effective cure for Jaundice.
Extract fresh juice of Radish ( Muli in India ). Strain through cotton cloth. Take quarter a glass every day. Drink for 5 days only. You may repeat after 7 to 10 days.
OR : Take a handful of baby Radish leaves. Blend them with a glass of water. Add a pinch of Black Pepper and sea salt in it. Have it 2 times in a day.

Radish ( Muli ) for Ascites

Mix 1/2 cup of Radish leaves juice with water. Drink a cup daily.

Radish Juice for Urinary Tract Infection

Squeeze out the juice of Radish leaves. Drink one cup juice early in the morning.

Radish ( Muli ) for Hiccups

Take Radish juice at the time of Hiccups.
Or: Prepare a decoction of dried Radish to prevent Hiccups.
Or: Chew the Radish leaves and suck its juice in Hiccups.
Or:Take a piece of Jaggery after having Radish to reduce the offensive smell .

Radish ( Muli ) for Scorpion Bites

Sprinkle Salt on the the Radish. Put it over the the affected area.

Radish ( Muli ) for Diabetes

Take half glass of Radish juice to control Diabetes.

Radish ( Muli ) for Leucorrhea

Extract the juice of the leaves of Radish. Take 1/4th glass thrice a day.

Radish ( Muli ) for Earache

Heat the juice of Radish and put 2-3 drops in affected ear.

Radish ( Muli ) for Anorexia and Indigestion

Radish ( Muli in India ) brings up the appetite by eliminating Acidity. It soothes the digestive tract.
Add Radish ( Muli in India ) in Salads and have it before meals.
OR : Take 1/2 tablespoon of fresh Radish ( Muli in India ) juice before meal. It stimulates the desire to eat.
OR : Take 1 tablespoon raw grated Radish ( Muli in India ). Add 1/2 tablespoon of Yogurt ( Dahi in India ) in it. Have it to increase the appetite.

Radish ( Muli ) for Headache

Take Radish juice to cure Headache.

Radish ( Muli ) for Blackheads

Radish ( Muli in India ) acts as a preventive as well as cure for blackheads.
Grate the fresh Radish ( Muli in India ) to make paste. Apply over the face. It restricts the blackheads to reoccur.

Radish ( Muli ) for Cystitis

Drink juice of Radish leaves once a day.

Radish ( Muli ) for Whooping Cough

Take 1-2 table spoon of Radish juice by adding a pinch of rock salt and a teaspoon of Honey to it. Have twice a day.

Radish ( Muli ) for Dull Skin

Radish ( Muli ) juice makes your skin healthy and fair. You just need to squeeze the juice of Radish ( Muli ). Cool. Apply on the skin regularly for 20 minutes.
Note : You may add Lemon juice in it.

Radish ( Muli ) for Swelling

Take 5 to 6 fresh Radish ( Muli ) Leaves. Extract the juice. Dilute extract with one cup of water. Drink it on an empty stomach. It provides relief from Edema and general swelling.

Radish ( Muli ) for Hepatopathy

Radish ( Muli ) is a supportive herb for Liver. It helps to set the Liver right.
Take fresh Radish ( Muli in India ). Use blender, juicer or grate the radish to squeeze the juice. Have 40 ml on an empty stomach for 3 days.
Note : If problem persists, you may repeat the process after a gap of a week.

Radish for Hepatomegaly

Extract the juice of White Radish leaves and stems. Take quarter cup of the juice daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

Radish for Hydronephrosis

Extract the juice of Radish leaves by grinding and squeezing them. Consume 4 tablespoons of the juice 2 times a day.

Radish for Hepatosplenomegaly

Extract the juice of White Radish leaves and stems. Take quarter cup of the juice daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

Radish ( Muli ) for Asthma

Mix 1 tablespoon each of raw Radish juice and Honey. Consume it.

Radish ( Muli ) for Bronchitis

Take 1 tablespoon each of raw Radish juice and Honey. Mix them well and consume it.
It cures chronic Bronchitis and headache due to lung problem.

Radish ( Muli ) for Insomnia

Consume 1 tablespoon of raw Radish juice daily. It provides relief from Insomnia and Nervous Spasms.

Radish ( Muli ) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Extract the juice of Radish leaves. Consume 1 tablespoon of it. It increases the flow of Urine and promotes bowel movement.

Radish ( Muli ) for Burns

Prepare a poultice of Radish roots and apply over the burn areas. It also eliminates feet odor.

Radish ( Muli ) for Ecchymosis

Make a poultice of Radish roots and apply over the affected areas.

Radish ( Muli ) for Fever

Prepare a decoction of Radish roots. Drink 4 glasses a day.

Radish ( Muli ) for Ascaris

Consume 8 tablespoons of Radish root juice, 4 times a day.

Radish ( Muli ) for Stomach Cancer

Prepare a decoction of Radish seeds. Drink 3 cups a day.
Avoid all flesh meats.

Radish seeds for Vitiligo

Soak 30 gm of Radish seeds in Vinegar for whole night. Next morning make a fine paste and apply it over the affected parts. Wait until it dries. Rinse it off with water. Regular application may help to treat Vitiligo.
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Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 2

Boil One tablespoon each of Trailing Eclipta leaves, Azadirachta Indica flowers, Radish and Shoe Flower in half litre water till water is reduced to half. Take thrice a day with One tablespoon sugar.

Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 3

Take One glass Sugarcane juice with one tablespoon Radish juice.

Herbal Treatment For Ringworm 2

Make a paste of One tablespoon seeds of Sickle Senna with 2 tablespoons fresh Radish juice. Apply.

Herbal Treatment For Premenstrual Syndrome 2

Take seeds of the following herbs in equal quantity :
Dill, Fenugreek, Carrot and Radish. Powder them together. Have one teaspoon with lukewarm water twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Deafness 2

Cook Radish juice in Sesame oil until oil remains. Drip 3-4 drops in ears two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Vitiligo 1

Make a paste of 2 tablespoons of Radish seeds powder and Vinegar. Apply it on the patches. Wash when it gets dry.

Herbal Treatment For Age Spots 5

Grate a Radish ( Muli ) and squeeze the juice. Add juice of a Lemon ( Nimbo ). Mix. Apply on the face and wash after 20 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 10

Take 50 ml Radish juice. Add 1 tsp crushed Basil leaves paste in it. Drink it twice a day. Use it for 20 days.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 19

Sprinkle Black Pepper powder on cooked Radish and consume it. It improves digestion.
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Tesleem Gulab
09 Feb 2016
i'm Tesleem from Kuala Lumpur...my hubby age 46 suffering from gastric n heart burn for many years... a week ago he has been taking raw radish twice a day.. n he suddenly had v bad giddness, blackout, low bp ..n this has been continuing for the pass few days even after he stop consuming radish.. jus to inform my hubbyis born with one kidney.. today after giving him sangobion he feels much better.. could breath better..not lethargic, not tired..n d blackout feeling does too much of radish course low bp. annemic, n all rest...im v worried...pls try to explain...tqvm dear...
Herbpathy Research Team
11 Feb 2016
Dear Tasleem Gulab
When defenses are low, sometimes even Herbs have an ability to react adversely. Radish actually cures Black Out. In your husband's case, the giddiness and black outs are secondary reactions. It only means, his Immune system is low. So we need to proceed with cure. The first thing is to build his Immunity. Ashwagandha is the Herb -- You may buy its tincture,he may take 5 drops in a glass of water daily for a month. If its tincture is not available, he may try its capsule form. One capsule on alternate days for a month.
For his one and only Kidney--
Gokshura-- He should take it for a month. Either in its tincture form ( Tribulus Terrestris ) or capsule daily for a month.
Varuna ( Crataeva Nurvala ) Take 10 drops of this tincture daily in a glass of water for a month. It is an excellent diuretic. removes, toxins and gravel, if any.
It is advised that you consult your health care provider before taking any medication.
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Hasen ( Karnataka )
01 Aug 2016
Having Radish at night by cooking as a curry in chapati/Javari Roti is any side effect like Impotent(Napunsak).
My neighbour saiying should not have at night.
Plz explain me.
Chhaya Gulati
02 Aug 2016
Radish is cold in nature, so it is usually recommended that herbs with cold potency should not be taken at night. To some people , it might even cause joint pain or edema.
So better not take it in the night.
Aileen ( UK )
21 Aug 2016
I have cirrhosis of the liver and discomfort in the liver area. My blood tests are normal but I am concerned as I am very tired and feeling very under par. At present I am not on any medication, have added in a daily cup of fresh coffee, am cutting down on salt and fat in diet and eating fairly healthily (no alcohol). But I am concerned as my state of mind (possibly brain function) and energy levels are not good. Are there herbs that may help? Thank you
23 Aug 2016
Aileen Coffee ain't good for you. The herb for your Liver are Milk thistle and Dong Quai. Take Milk Thistle capsules, one everyday. Dong Quai ,one capsule everyday.
Try these herbs for a month. Excellent herbs for your Liver
23 Aug 2016
For Brain fucntion--
Mucuna Pruriens capsule; super effective. take one capsule everyday for 1to 2 months. It is natural for you to feel tired when the state of mind is not right.
Goji Berry is amazing herb that will improve your energy levels. Eat 10 berries everyday.
Janardhana ( India )
26 Aug 2016
Dear Doctor, Two years back, I underwent angioplasty and I have been advised by my cardiologist to take 10 mg Ecosprin everyday night after having dinner. Many a days I feel drowsy, discomfort and I find difficult to pass stool. Of late, before dinner I am taking 5 cloves of garlic fried in cow ghee and for curd rice, I use lot of grated radish. After I started having garlic and radish, I feel energetic, drowsiness vanished and cool in my stomach. But I came across an article which forbids having radish along with milk products specially with curds which has made me sad. Will you kindly clarify the matter.
02 Sep 2016
No, You must not Take Radish and Milk together or any diary product with Radish. Always take curd or milk 3 hours prior to radish.
Anila ( Uk )
19 Dec 2016
Hi I would like to now have to loss weight as am diabetes and have a very. high triglyceride am also vegetarian
20 Dec 2016
We would recommend to take Green Leaf Juice for 15 days. You may read " The Genesis " page given in the Vibrant Health portal. Follow the protocol given there. After that, do the following------ --Take an Avocado thrice a week.
--Add 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to a glass warm water and drink it twice in a day for 30 to 60 days.
--Drink Lemon water twice in a day for a month. And let us know if your Diabetes is under control.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Hara ( India/AP STATE )
27 Jan 2017
How far radish is useful for respiratory problem
Rustom ( India Maharashtra )
03 Feb 2017
My father is 74 and diagnosed with Low EF of the heart.

Thus his water intake is reduced and intake of salt.

What would you advise to increase the efficiency of the heart
Kvrao ( INDIA/Telengana )
13 Feb 2017
Radish is help full for controlling of LDL or not.
Radish is help full for dry cough or not
Saima ( Pakistan )
22 Feb 2017
How can I use raddish for gallblader stone?
24 Feb 2017
Drink Radish juice every day for 15 days. Morning, empty stomach. It is not sure that gall stones will get removed or not. If the size is big, consult the doctor and go for a planned surgery,before an emergency arises.
Ajitha pandiyan ( India /bangalore )
01 Mar 2017
Can raddish juice be given to infants for cold.
Sidhi Pulkit
01 Mar 2017
No. I would not suggest I think it is good to give Apple, Carrot and grape juice to the infants but not Radish.
19 Mar 2017
I have stomach ulcer . Can i consume radish juice in empty stomach to reduce weight ?
Baljeet gill ( Canada )
04 Jun 2017
Hey dr I have hypothirod can I take radish and lemon juice for Uric acid
Nadia ( United kingdom )
06 Jul 2017
My aunty has been eating radish every day or another
She's saying she's been getting back pains joint pains is that due to eating radish?
12 Sep 2017
Since when is she taking Radish. Radish is cold in nature, it might give back pains, if taken in excess. So, if she feels that way. She may stop taking it.
Humera naa ( Uganda )
07 Jul 2017
Hi ...i want to reduce weight and also my triglycerides are high ..can u suggest me something am vegetarian plss...thank u
12 Sep 2017
For high triglycerides, take Ginger tea, one cup daily. Include garlic in your daily diet. APple CIder Vinegar is onoe of the ebst herbs to cure High Triglycerides.
Amal Ghosh ( India )
27 Aug 2017
I have been suffering from Jaundice, its the 1st day i have take radish juice about 200 ml approx. Is it safe to take 200ml quantity, or should i reduce the quantity. Also I'm having few rashes on the skin due to extreme heat. After taking the juice i realized that there are itching. Is it ok, does radish juice effect skin allergy, rashes. pls suggest
Zaynab ada ( Karnataka )
21 Nov 2017
My son is 8 yr old and he often get throat congestion, sore throat and sometime wheezing. My concern is I am reluctant to put him on allopathic medicine. He is taking ayurvedic medicines that is vasa arishtam dasamooladi lehyam and swasanandam gulika Can you kindly suggest some vegetable or herb which is easily available and can cure his severe throat congestion and infection.
Akad ( Nigeria )
26 Mar 2018
What's the Daily Consumption of radish?
Kate ( Oregon, USA )
05 Aug 2020
I juiced a daikon radish with my carrot, burdock, celery, and beet. The juiced daikon made the juice so pungent and spicy hot I couldn't drink the juice. I added more carrot and celery juice. I still had to water the mixture down. I can now drink it, but slowly and no more than 6 oz. at a time. Will the intense heat/spice of the daikon hurt my stomach lining or gall bladder? Is it possible to drink too much daikon radish juice? Thank you for your time and consideration.
Terri Davenport ( USA/New York )
08 Aug 2020
I don’t have a gallbladder, had parasites and Lyme, lymph nodes not draining well. Underweight from parasites caused inflammation in stomach. I’ve taken black Spanish radish in the past. I was using oregano oil diluted on feet, and mastoid behind ear which caused my lymph not to drain well, gastritis bothering me, have ticks when I eat, more pronounced after using oil but has subsided some.
So will black Spanish radish help ?
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