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Green radish - the benefits and harm to the health of the body


All year round in the vegetable departments of supermarkets you can buy green radish, which has useful properties, but also has contraindications. Many do not pay attention to it, they do not know that it is possible to cook from it. And an inexpensive vegetable can not only be eaten, it can cure some diseases, improve the appearance, and normalize weight.

The composition of green radish

There are different varieties of green radish, but the most juicy and healthy is Margilan, its taste is a bit like daikon. Root crop has a round or oval shape. The rind is green at the top, white-green at the root.

The benefit of the root determines the rich vitamin composition:

  • thiamine
  • riboflavin,
  • pantothenic acid
  • pyridoxine
  • vitamin C,
  • retinol,
  • a nicotinic acid,
  • tocopherol.

The nutritional value of radish is shown in the table.

Minerals (Ca, Na, Fe, Mg, P, R) contained in the root vegetable and amino acids are beneficial for health. Their list is so large that listing does not make sense, they all have a positive effect on metabolic processes in the body. Like most vegetables, green radish contains fiber - the basis of a healthy diet.

Medicinal properties

Eating radish, we cleaned with the help of dietary fiber (fiber), passing through the intestines. With their help, the body gets rid of toxins, intestinal walls are cleaned, which contributes to the full absorption of nutrients from food.

A full set of vitamins normalizes metabolic processes at the cellular level, so it is recommended to use it for people with endocrine system pathologies. Regular consumption of green radish normalizes blood sugar levels, reduces bad cholesterol.

Green radish is especially useful for men because it:

  • stimulates testosterone production
  • prevents the development of prostatitis,
  • facilitates the treatment of inflammatory processes of the urogenital system.

Men who regularly consume dishes from the green root, retain sexual activity, maintain normal weight, good condition of blood vessels. For women, nicotinic acid, which is part of the vegetable. It affects the metabolic processes, improves the quality of hair, nails and skin.

Green radish juice has bactericidal properties, it is used to treat colds. It is part of the recipes for strengthening and healing hair. With the help of juice strengthen hair follicles, struggling with baldness.

The benefits to the body are not limited to this, the list can be continued, since the unique composition of the root crop has a positive effect on vision, gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys and gall bladder. People forget what constipation is, they have an appetite.

Consumption rates

After learning about the beneficial properties of the root, you do not need to eat green radish in unlimited quantities. There is a consumption rate determined by nutritionists that will benefit the body and will not cause discomfort on the part of the gastrointestinal tract.

On a healthy day, it’s enough to eat about 200 g of any dish made from green radish. Eat it most often raw. You can vary the taste palette, combining with other vegetables, using different sauces for dressing.

What can be done and what is combined

Fans of healthy eating come up with many original combinations, connecting the root vegetable with various products. In salads, radish is harmoniously combined with other vegetables:

Preparing main dishes, radish is added to meat, in a stew (vegetable, meat). You can include it in the composition of hot meat salads. Russians have a favorite dish - okroshka, instead of radish, you can crumble radish into it. There are recipes for meat soups, which she enters. If you wish, you can make winter preparations from the root crop:

It is easy to prepare the original meat salad, which includes:

  • 2 medium sized green radishes
  • 2-3 radishes,
  • 200 g white boiled chicken fillet,
  • onion head,
  • dill,
  • mayonnaise and vegetable oil - for refueling.

Radish chopped into thin slices, radish peeled and cut into strips. Onions need to chop half rings. Only meat is cut into cubes. Boiled and chopped meat is fried in a pan, greased with vegetable oil. Before serving, all ingredients are mixed and seasoned with mayonnaise. The dish is decorated with greens.

Meat salad will decorate the holiday table, and for every day you can prepare a light meal of radish with carrots, cabbage and apple. The proportions can be arbitrary, but most is radish.

Grated root vegetables and an apple. The cabbage is chopped - the thinner the better. Ready vegetables are mixed in a salad bowl, salted, pepper to taste, seasoned with vegetable oil, sprinkled with lemon juice and served on the table.

Can I eat pregnant

Pregnancy is a crucial period in the life of any woman. Not all foods can be eaten at this time. Root contains a lot of essential oils, which with regular use can increase the tone of the uterus, and it threatens the loss of the fetus. Doctors do not recommend pregnant women to eat it and use it as a remedy for colds and constipation.

How to use for medicinal purposes: recipes

Most often, the root is used in the treatment of colds. To extract the juice from the radish, a part of the pulp is cut out in the form of a cone and honey is poured into the hollow. Covering the cut top, put the vegetable in any suitable diameter container (jar, glass).

After 7-8 hours, the juice mixed with honey accumulates in the recess. Take it to 1 tsp in 30 minutes before meals no more than 3 times a day. This remedy treats cough in adults and in children over 3 years old.


There are two remedies for treating gout with green radish. One for external use, the other for oral administration. Sore joints become easier after compresses and rubbing. In both cases, the green root crop is crushed to a pasty state. It is possible to lubricate the joints with rubbed radish during the day, and to put compresses better overnight. The longer the exposure time of juice, the more tangible the result.

For oral administration prepare the juice. An important point - the peel is not clean. The root crop is thoroughly washed, soaked in soapy water, again washed and crushed. From the resulting pulp squeeze juice. Store it in an airtight glass container in the dark, you need to drink 30 g of natural medicine at a time. Until a noticeable result is obtained, approximately 10 kg of root crops are consumed.

With edema

To reduce puffiness, a decoction is prepared, which can be drunk throughout the day as an ordinary thirst quencher drink. Wash radish (500 g), peel, grate. The resulting mass is poured with a liter of cold water, salt (1 tsp), boil for at least 10 minutes. After cooling the drink, strain and drink chilled.

For constipation

Cellulose contained in radish improves intestinal motility, it helps people suffering from constipation. For their prevention, you need to eat a salad of grated radish, seasoned with any vegetable oil every day. One medium-sized green root is enough for a day. It is worth grating, salt, fill 2 tbsp. l oil, eat three times during the day.

Juice of this root in combination with pumpkin is an excellent remedy for constipation. To achieve a therapeutic effect, a healthy cocktail should be drunk twice a day for a month. Prepare the drink before drinking, mix both types of juice (½ cup each) and add liquid honey to taste.

Cosmetic Applications: Recipes

Not everyone knows that this affordable and inexpensive vegetable can be used in cosmetology, in skin care. Home Cosmetics:

  • restore the normal function of the sebaceous glands,
  • clean and disinfect the skin,
  • improve the complexion.

Homemade masks are made from green root vegetables, adding other ingredients for greater effect.

Oily hair brings a lot of inconvenience: quickly dirty, spoil the appearance. There is a proven mask recipe for oily hair, which includes green radish juice. The result will be visible after the course of treatment.

  • juice of one green radish medium size
  • dry nettle (1 tbsp. l.),
  • water (1 tbsp.).

First, dry nettle pour boiling water and insist 30 minutes. Before the infusion pour juice, filter it. The resulting liquid must be rubbed into the scalp 30 minutes before washing. The mask of green radish acts more strongly if you put a shower cap on your head and roll it over with a towel. The procedure must be repeated at least twice a week for a month.

Before using a face mask, conduct a test for the absence of an allergic reaction. A small portion of the funds applied to the skin of the wrist, it can not be used if irritation or itching occurs.

To get rid of the oily shine of the skin, you need to mix 1 tbsp. l juice with protein 1 chicken eggs and apply to the surface of the face, excluding the area around the eyes. The mask is washed off after 15 minutes with simple warm water. A moisturizer is applied to clean skin.

Most girls (women) have a combined skin, another mask suits them, which evens out the tone and brightens the skin. Cooking sequence:

  • squeeze out of the green pulp 1 tbsp. l juice,
  • squeeze out of lemon 0.5 st. l juice,
  • mix all ingredients with 0.5 tsp. olive oil.

The mask is applied on the face for 20 minutes, then washed off.

For dry skin, the composition is different: 1 part juice, 1 part sour cream. The skin is cleaned before applying the mask. Wash off with plain water after 20 minutes.

The benefits of losing weight

Bring yourself back to normal, get rid of excess weight dream of men and women. For men, the problem of obesity is no less relevant than for women. Hypodynamia and the use of high-calorie foods do their job.

Green radish contains few calories, so it needs to be included in the menu. Green root salads are digested for a long time, maintaining a feeling of fullness. People who suffer from increased appetite should include radish in their diet to reduce the calorie content of their diet.

For slimming green radish is used externally. There is a popular recipe for slimming masks. Ingredients:

  • rubbed flesh,
  • honey,
  • salt,
  • turpentine oil,
  • black pepper.

This mixture should be spread on the whole body, except for the head, wound with a towel and sit for 10 minutes in the bath or sauna, then rinse.

How to store at home

It is easier for a city dweller to store vegetables in a refrigerator, since not all have a cellar in large cities. Dacha owners are easier, they can grow a healthy root crop and send it to storage in the cellar. In the vegetable section of the refrigerator, the vegetable retains its beneficial properties for three months, in the cellar longer.

Contraindications and harm

Not every person needs radish for health. There are diseases in which any of its types (black, green) can negatively affect one’s well-being. In the green many essential oils, they give her a bitter taste. It is necessary to refrain from use in case of diseases of the stomach and intestines (enterocolitis, gastritis), predisposition to gas formation.

Important! There are age restrictions: not recommended for children under three years old.

People with heart disease need to limit its consumption. Starting with small doses of those who have food allergies. When signs of individual intolerance of the product to exclude it from your diet.

Green radish - good

Root crop - a kind of green pharmacy, a storehouse of nutrients! Especially indispensable for health promotion.

  • The chemical composition of vitamins A, C, the whole range of group B, PP, lysozyme, carotene, pantothenic acid.
  • A huge amount of fiber, calcium and iron in large quantities. Organic acids, minerals, essential oils are present.
  • Especially useful, thanks to the properties, to use a green vegetable in late winter - early spring. It perfectly replenishes the reserves of vitamins and restores the balance of minerals in the body.
  • The antimicrobial properties of green radish have long been well known. It stimulates the digestive process, removes toxins, neutralizes poisons.
  • It removes cholesterol due to its high content of fiber, and therefore is a good prevention of atherosclerosis.
  • Perfect for healthy eating, is an ideal product while fasting.

Regular consumption of green radish will bring tangible benefits. She is:

  1. Improves eyesight. High content of vitamin A promotes it.
  2. Strengthens the bone system, teeth.
  3. Promotes healing of cuts and wounds.
  4. Helps with colds, lung diseases, decoction of leaves of Margilan radish copes with the flu.
  5. Used in the treatment of diseases of the stomach with low acidity. Will help with other diseases of the digestive tract.
  6. Due to its powerful choleretic property, it is used for diseases of the gallbladder, renal stone disease.
  7. Increases immunity.
  8. Stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, stimulates the appetite. You will regularly apply its juice with honey, then the digestive organs will improve the work.
  9. Reduces high pressure due to the presence of potassium salts. Displays excess cholesterol, helps prevent atherosclerosis. It improves heart function, helps with arrhythmias.
  10. Improves metabolism.
  11. Relieves constipation - in the fresh root vegetables contains the most valuable plant fiber, which leads to an increase in the motor-evacuation activity of the intestine.
  12. Removes toxins and other harmful substances: slag, cholesterol.
  13. For anemia, drink radish juice, mixed with carrot.
  14. Radiculitis, joint disease. Rub gruel into the affected areas, apply a compress with a rubbed green gruel.
  15. With diabetes, the healing properties of green radish will bring tangible benefits by reducing sugar levels.

Green radish for weight loss

Root crop has an incredibly low calorie per 100 grams. 30–5 kcal. Hence its popularity in nutrition for weight loss. Radish quickly breaks down starchy substances in foods and eliminates the feeling of hunger.
You can simply include light salads in the diet, make a fasting day on salads. Add celery, cucumbers, apples and sweet peppers. You are provided with a supply of vitamins, getting rid of cholesterol, toxins and extra pounds.

Harm and contraindications

Still, there is a fly in the ointment, not everyone can eat green radish. Do not take risks, otherwise instead of benefit you will harm the body. Carefully read the contraindications for use:

  • In some diseases of the stomach - enterocolitis and gastritis, especially with high acidity.
  • Tendencies to gas formation, intestinal inflammation.
  • Some diseases of the liver and kidneys, however, when depositing stones harm radish will not bring, only benefit.
  • When pregnancy. It is associated with a high content of essential oils in Margilan radish. They can lead to the tone of the uterus, and this is the threat of premature miscarriage.

Margilan radish can be used raw, tasty and healthy salads from it, juice. It is important: the vegetable does not contain nitrates and GMOs.

Want to determine how the body reacts to the use of the root, I recommend you first try it, but a little, in small quantities. If the reaction is normal, feel free to cook dishes from it and use in the treatment, then the green radish will benefit you.

I really hope, friends, that the use of green radish will not harm anyone, but only benefit. A unique root vegetable with excellent taste, is worthy to become a regular participant in the dishes on our table.

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Useful properties and contraindications of radish

Radish belongs to the cabbage family plants. It is grown oblong, round, oval. Today, they often grow white, green, black, red (radish) radish, daikon. The fruit itself is consumed, salads and soups are made from its young tops. Useful plant is used in boiled, fried, added to vegetable, meat dishes. Radish is a useful root vegetable, but there are several contraindications to its use. The plant can not be eaten when:

  • the presence of gastritis, ulcers,
  • disorders of the cardiovascular system,
  • kidney diseases, liver.

Green radish is rarely found in stores and markets, but it is worth finding and buying. The most famous varieties of this root: watermelon, Margilan radish (Chinese). Green vegetable has a large amount of nutrients. What are the vitamins in radish? Chinese root vegetable is rich in vitamins A and B, which strengthen the visual and nervous systems, and are responsible for improving the body's metabolism. Green radish performs the following functions:

  • a boiled or fried vegetable acts as a kind of catalyst for the digestive process,
  • helps strengthen the immune system due to the fact that the composition of the green root contains salts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus,
  • significantly improves teeth, human bones due to calcium and iron,
  • калорийность зеленой редьки низкая, поэтому овощ отлично подходит для похудения,
  • хорошо очищает организм от желчи,
  • налаживает работу желудка и всей пищеварительной системы,
  • стабилизирует сахар в крови,
  • helps to cleanse the body of toxins, toxins,
  • often used for colds, infectious diseases.

Black radish, as seen in the photo, differs from other varieties in its saturated unusual color. This is not the only feature of this cultivated plant. The root crop has a little specific, but pleasant taste. In addition, it is no less useful than green radish. In the culture with black skin and a fragrant core "live" organic acids, mineral salts, enzymes, phytoncides. The plant of this species is recommended for folk therapy, because it is very rich in potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron and other usefulness. Black radish has many advantages:

  • responsible for the normal functioning of the intestines,
  • strengthens the immune system and the body as a whole,
  • black radish is an excellent anti-bronchitis drug,
  • relieves a person from edema, removing excess fluid from the body,
  • often plays the role of an effective drug for the prevention / treatment of atherosclerosis,
  • Black radish oil improves appetite, stimulates the digestive process.

The storehouse of vitamins plus juicy, pleasant taste is white radish. In this nutritious vegetable there are sodium and potassium salts, fiber, useful vitamins C, B1, B2, essential oils, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, amino acids and many other not less useful substances. Many followers of traditional medicine advise the use of white radish for preventive measures and the treatment of digestive system malfunctions. The main qualities of this cultivated plant are:

  • increased appetite
  • elimination of the problems of the intestinal system,
  • eating a white root is an effective fight against constipation,
  • treatment of chronic reduction of the lumen of blood arteries (atherosclerosis), gallstone disease,
  • healing of skin lesions,
  • normalization of the liver, kidneys, gall bladder, stomach,
  • White radish is responsible for the "smooth" carbohydrate, protein, fat metabolism in the body.

Another well-known and tasty cultivated root vegetable variety is Daikon (Japanese radish). The white vegetable of the long form is constantly used by cooks and for the preparation of curative means of traditional medicine. Daikon possesses a rather large margin of utility: salts of magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and also has beta-carotene in its composition, many vitamins of group C and B. The nutrients of this variety of radish make it possible:

  • effectively resist the emergence and reproduction of bacteria, reliably protect it from diverse infections,
  • release the human body from toxins, slags, free radicals, heavy metals,
  • thoroughly clean the kidneys, liver, dissolve stones in these organs,
  • improve overall health, return strong immunity.

Red radish is useful as well as the previous varieties of cultivated vegetables. This type of root is rich in a huge amount of vitamins, minerals, contains essential oils, salts, coarse fiber, and so on. The main functions of red radish are:

  • treatment of various diseases
  • getting rid of constipation and other intestinal problems,
  • improved digestion
  • used for the treatment of certain pathologies of the kidneys, liver, gallbladder,
  • quickly rid the body of excess fluid
  • significantly strengthens the body’s defense mechanisms,
  • provides all the organs with all the necessary nutrients
  • recommended for use in the presence of anemia.

The benefits of radish

Many people wonder what is useful for a radish for a child or a pregnant woman? Should I use this vegetable when the children's body is not yet fully grown up or weakened by carrying a baby? Often, any type of radish is recommended to be eaten even for a child, especially for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes. Find out more detailed answers in the continuation of the article.

The benefits of green radish

The benefits of green radish are in its composition, replete with the following elements:

  1. Vitamin A helps people improve their sight by having a beneficial effect on their eyes.
  2. Dietary fiber and contribute to the revitalization of the digestive tract.
  3. Mineral substances in the form of phosphorus, potassium and iron with sodium help to raise the lower protective functions of the body and normalize blood pressure.
  4. The health benefits of green radish also lie in the presence of B vitamins and nicotinic acid, which help restore the activity of the central nervous system. At the same time, protein metabolism is normalized.
  5. Iron improves blood-forming processes.
  6. Maintains healthy teeth with potassium bones.
  7. Green radish is a powerful bactericidal agent that relieves inflammation, healing bronchitis, whooping cough and pneumonia.
  8. Eliminate intestinal problems in the form of constipation, this vegetable also helps.
  9. Green radish is useful nutrients, normalizing the performance of sugar, being at the same time a prophylactic against the occurrence of atherosclerosis and diabetes.
  10. With diseases of the gallbladder with liver, radish will also help to cope, being an excellent choleretic agent.
  11. Regularly eating this vegetable, you can normalize the cholesterol level and cleanse the body of harmful substances, including heavy metals.
  12. Green radish is good for health in the fight against baldness and excessive hair loss, making them stronger bulbs, and at the same time nourishing.
  13. Frayed vegetable helps to heal diseases of the joints, including gout and sciatica.

But for maximum benefit of green radish without harm to health, you need to properly prepare and use it.

Therapeutic uses

The first rule is to eat radish only fresh without heat treatment, which destroys all the beneficial properties.

Cough is treated with honey, added to the middle of the radish, from which the pulp was removed beforehand.

For the treatment of diabetes, there is a recipe:

  • Green radish - grate 3 kg,
  • Vodka - 0.5 liters.

These ingredients are mixed and infused for 40 days in a glass jar with a tight lid in the dark. Then the infusion is filtered and the resulting liquid is recommended to take 20 ml 4 times a day. But first you need to get approval for such treatment from your doctor.

The common cold is treated with a rubbed root, aged 30 minutes in a tightly closed container. The procedure is carried out in the form of cold inhalation by inhalation of air over the resulting composition. This should be done up to 8 times a day for several minutes.

Bruises with burns are healed by imposing on the affected part of the mass consisting of ground radish foliage. On the burn, you can put grated vegetables. Hematoma will resolve more quickly if a compress from a grated root mixed with honey is applied to it.

The strong edema, excess sugar in the blood and inflammatory diseases of the urogenital sphere have a curative effect of grated green radish.

With chronic fatigue, it is recommended to use fresh juice of this root-crop every hour, 3 tbsp. l You can drink water. Dental inflammatory problems are solved by simply rinsing the mouth with squeezed green radish juice.

To improve the appearance of this vegetable is also suitable. Eliminate dry skin can be using a grated root with the addition of 1 tsp. vegetable oil with lemon juice - half a tsp. This mask must be held no longer than 20 minutes, then washed with plain water. To give the skin a radiance and a fresh look, you need to make the following composition - rub the radish, add an infusion of sage and one small spoonful of aloe (juice). Mix everything and put on face for 20 minutes.

Harm of green radish, contraindications

With all the positive aspects, harm from green radish is also possible. This refers to its excessive use, and there are also contraindications:

  1. In the presence of personal intolerance to this product, although the likelihood of this is very small.
  2. Gastrointestinal ulcers with gastritis, accompanied by high acidity.
  3. Diseases of the liver and kidneys.
  4. If a person has previously suffered a heart attack.
  5. If uterus tone is observed during pregnancy.

That's all the contraindications for which green radish can harm health. But in any case, it is better to visit a specialist in advance and get advice from him about taking this product for medicinal purposes.

Recommended consumption rates

An adult needs to eat 150 grams of this vegetable during the day. For example - the weight of an average root crop reaches 100 g. It is possible to neutralize and improve its taste with the help of olive oil or sour cream, and it is also possible to add honey and any fruit juice.

Children can take green radish into the diet not earlier than 3 years old if necessary, that is, with a weakened immunity or the appearance of a certain disease. First you need to offer a product in a small amount - at the tip of a teaspoon, as it can cause diarrhea or increase gas formation in the intestine. If there is no negative reaction, the amount gradually increases to 2 tbsp. l during the day.

Selection and storage

This type of radish is always present on the shelves of our stores. When you buy it, you must first look at the elasticity, skin and size of the root. Ideally, it is not too big, fresh looking and with no damage and dents of the vegetable.

With proper storage, it can lie down, retaining its freshness and all its beneficial properties until spring. The best place to store it is a cool and dry basement, but at the same time it should lie in dry sand.

While living in an apartment where there is no basement, it is recommended to store the radish in a container placed in a dry and cool place. Allowed its presence in the refrigerator. From time to time it is necessary to examine vegetables for the appearance of spoiled places and mold. In such conditions, green radish will lie no more than 4 months.

In the absence of any restrictions on the use of such vegetables as green radish, you can safely enjoy it, preparing a variety of dishes, the recipes of which are abundant in the Internet. And you can also dream it up by inventing something of your own, delivering not only pleasure to yourself and your close people, but also improving your entire body.