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

General Name
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Botanical Name
Brassica Rapa, Brassica Campestris
Hindi Name
Shaljam, Shalgam

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Turnip

Avoid use during Enterocolitis, Hepatitis.
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Turnip is a root vegetable.
It is perennial.
It grows in a cool climate.
It grows up to 10 Cm.
Best used for Skin Problems.


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Turnip General

Turnip is a rich source of Antioxidants, Minerals and Dietary fiber. It is loaded with Immune boosting Vitamin C. Vitamin C keeps the Body away from free radicals. It is essential for collagen synthesis. Turnip is Cancer fighting.
Turnip has multiple vascular benefits. It reduces the Blood pressure. It inhibits the platelet aggregation. It improves Endothelial Dysfunction.
Turnip is good for Weight loss. It is rich in fiber. It keeps you full for a longer time. It is low in calories. It prevents Constipation and promotes healthy Digestive Tract.
It keeps eyes healthy. It provides protection against UV light damage.
It is rich in Iron. It is good in Anemia. It stimulates the development and formation of red Blood cells.
It helps in growth and repair of Bone tissues in the Body. It is rich in Calcium.
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Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Asthma

Turnips are rich in Vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant and an antiinflammatory. Have it in salad or make vegetable.

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Atherosclerosis

Turnips are rich in Vitamin E which is necessary for healthy blood cells. Consumption of Turnip helps to recover the damaged blood vessels and blood cells.

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Bone Pain

Intake of Turnip lower the risk of Bone pain. Patient suffering from Bone problem increase the intake of Turnips in daily diet.

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Obesity

Turnips are low in calories. It enhance the meatbolism and control overeating.

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Cataract

Turnip is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin B1. It cures eyes from several eye diseases. So have it daily.

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Dry skin

Boil the turnips. Take out the turnips from the boiled water after 15-20 minutes. Make vegetables of that turnip. Use that water to wash face and dip feet in it. It soften and repair the skin.

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Excessive Sweating

Apply the juice of Turnip from where sweating is in excess. It control the foul smell.

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Piles

Take 30-40 ml fresh Turnip ( Shalgam ) juice in the morning on an empty stomach. It improve the condition in Piles

Turnip ( Shalgam ) for Body Odour

Take the fresh juice of Turnip ( Shalgam ) and apply it to your underarms after cleaning them.
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Boil Turnip and Sweet Potatoes. Mash them. Eat.
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Rosiebeth villaluz ( PHIL. )
30 Mar 2017
Is it good to eat turnip when you having goiter?
31 Mar 2017
Ye, It is good to eat Turnip if you suffer from Goitre.
Turnip is rich in Iodine. And the one who is suffering from Goitre should take the foods rich in Iodine.
Michael lopez ( Philippines )
06 May 2017
Is it good to eat in night time
09 May 2017
It might not be taken in the night.
The herb may cause acidity. You may have it as the salad in the afternoon.
John ( USA )
25 May 2018
I find NO recommendations for DOSAGE of Turnip powder extract on line. Looking for suggestions especially regarding the recent effect of turnip on colon cancer.

Please e-mail me with any data, studies, or personal experience on dosage. Thank you.
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