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All About The Radish. Part 3: Application Of Radish
All About The Radish. Part 3: Application Of Radish

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  • The use of radish in medicine
  • The use of radish in cosmetics
  • The use of radish in cooking

The use of radish in medicine

radish dishes
radish dishes

The extract of holosan is obtained from the radish - a choleretic agent used for cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, cholangiohepatitis. A substance has been isolated from the leaves and root of the radish, which even at a dilution of 1: 1,000,000 has an antimicrobial effect on some pathogenic and saprophytic microorganisms. The substance is called rafanin or sulforaphene.

Fresh black radish juice, which is squeezed in August-October from strong juicy root crops, has a great healing effect. It is recommended to combine radish juice with apple juice. A mixture of radish juice with carrot and beet juice (1: 2: 6) has long been considered a good remedy for the treatment of anemia.

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Black radish is used in folk medicine as an appetite stimulant. In case of loss of strength and loss of appetite, you should use grated radish several times a day for several days in a row, and after each intake of radish, drink 1 tablespoon of water.

Radish is also used in folk medicine for dropsy, diarrhea, neuralgia, as a milk-producing and antihelminthic agent, for tuberculosis. It is recommended for tongue paralysis, for anemia (mixed with beets and carrots in equal doses).

In Russian folk medicine, rare juice and grated radish have long been used to treat purulent wounds and malaria, as well as instead of mustard plasters for muscle and joint pain, colds, coughs, sciatica, neuralgia, myositis (in the form of rubbing with fresh juice).

For pulmonary diseases with a chronic course: bronchitis, bronchial asthma, as well as for whooping cough and hemoptysis, drink rare juice 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day (for children - 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day). Fresh juice is used for coughing, hoarseness, it is recommended to drink it 3 times a day, 1 tablespoon. Radish juice is a good remedy for constipation.

With gallbladder stones, sand and kidney stones, liver stones, it is used in addition to the main treatment. For cholelithiasis, a proven old folk remedy has proven itself well: black radish juice is taken for 2-3 weeks before meals in gradually increasing doses from 100 to 400 ml per day, starting with a single dose of 100 ml. A course of treatment is also carried out for 6-8 weeks, starting with a single dose of 50-90 ml, gradually increasing it to 400 ml.

In the complex treatment of chronic cholecystitis, you can recommend fresh juice, 1 tablespoon 3 times a day for a long time.

A mixture of radish or radish juice with carrot juice helps to remove mucus from the body. This mixture restores mucous membranes and provides a cure for sinusitis, tonsillitis and other diseases of the nasopharynx, bronchitis.

Radish juice often helps with children's diathesis, heart rhythm disturbances (1-2 tablespoons before meals, for children - one teaspoon or dessert spoon). It is mixed with honey in equal proportions and taken 3-4 times a day.

Radish juice with honey is a proven remedy among the people. Doctors and beekeepers recommend taking radish in combination with honey to prevent the formation of stones in the gall bladder and kidneys, atherosclerosis, liver disease and dropsy. To do this, the radish root crop should be well washed and dried. Then cut off the top and carefully make a depression inside, taking out the pulp, and fill it with honey. After a few hours, the hole is filled with a mixture of juice and honey. It is drunk in a tablespoon (one teaspoon for children) 3-5 times a day 20-40 minutes before meals.

Juice with honey (2-3 times a day, 1/2 cup) is also used for atherosclerosis, gout, arrhythmias, stones in the gallbladder, liver disease, neuralgia, anemia, flatulence, to enhance peristalsis. Radish juice with honey can also be used as a diuretic for urolithiasis and edema. The diuretic effect with edema, a tendency to stone formation in the kidneys is manifested when taking juice with honey in equal volumes, starting from 1/2 cup, gradually the dosage reaches two glasses. The course of admission is several days.

In folk medicine, radish juice with sugar is used as an expectorant for lung diseases (even tuberculosis), throat, sore throat, bronchitis and upper respiratory tract catarrh, bronchitis, tracheitis, whooping cough, as a cough remedy. This soothes the cough and makes it easier to cough up. When coughing, it is useful to drink juice 1-3 tablespoons 3-8 times a day.

Radish juice, diluted with water (1: 3), with honey or sugar, contributes to the onset of menstruation when the cycle is disturbed. A drink made from 100 g of radish juice, 100 ml of water, 1 tablespoon of honey and a pinch of salt, taken 100 ml 3 times a day, stimulates milk production in nursing mothers.

For coughs and bronchitis in children, baked radish juice with sugar is used. To do this, cut it into small cubes, place it in a saucepan and sprinkle with sugar. They bake in the oven for two hours, then strain the contents, pour the liquid into a bottle. Drink 2 teaspoons 3-4 times before meals and at night before bedtime.

Black radish tincture: Wash 1 kg of root vegetables, cut with the peel, pour 1 liter of vodka and leave for two weeks in a dark place, shaking occasionally, drain. Take 3 times a day for 1/4 cup 30 minutes before meals for cancer.

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Outwardly, in the form of applications or rubbing, radish is used as a wound healing, analgesic, bactericidal and distracting agent on the skin. Grated radish is applied instead of mustard plasters.

Poultices of gruel are used to treat eczema, purulent wounds and ulcers.

In case of frostbite, grated radish is recommended to be mixed with an equal amount of hot water, allowed to cool and wash or overlay frostbitten skin with this mixture. The effect is obtained after several procedures.

In case of burns, it is recommended to mix the grated radish with crushed ice, put it on the burn site, cover with gauze and secure. The effect is instant.

Pure radish juice relieves pain in neuralgia, radiculitis, sciatica, rheumatic and gouty joint lesions. It must be rubbed along the lesion of a nerve or joint.

Fresh juice lotions help with bruises. It is necessary to moisten in it and slightly squeeze a napkin, apply to the area of the bruise. The juice can be mixed with mustard. Or you can insist the chopped radish in vodka (1: 1) for a week and strain. Moisten a napkin with tincture and apply for 30 minutes (changing every 10 minutes) on a bruise.

For pain in joints and muscles, with neuralgia, sciatica, radiculitis, rubbing is done from radish juice, honey and vodka (4: 2: 1), which is applied to the sore spot along the course of the nerve damage, preferably after a bath, before bedtime. At the same time, 1 glass of this mixture is taken orally.

With a mixture of juice, honey and vodka (3: 2: 1) with the addition of salt (1 tablespoon per 0.5 l), sore spots with gout, sciatica, rheumatism are rubbed, and then tied with a woolen cloth. The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator in a glass container.

Contraindications for taking radish juice are pregnancy, inflammatory diseases of the kidneys, liver and pancreas, diffuse toxic goiter, organic heart disease, enterocolitis, gastritis with increased acidity of gastric juice, peptic ulcer and inflammatory processes of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum. There are known cases of allergic reactions to radish.

The use of radish in cosmetics

In cosmetics, the root vegetable of the radish itself is used.

Any skin

Grate the radish on a fine grater, squeeze. Add 1 tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of sour cream to 1 tablespoon of radish, mix everything. Apply the mask in layers at intervals of 5-6 minutes and keep for 20 minutes. Then rinse with water.

Wipe your face with fresh radish juice to remove freckles.

With freckles, a mask of grated radish also helps. The face is smeared with cream, the gruel is applied for 15 minutes, after which it is washed off first with warm and then cold water.

A mask made from a mixture of radish gruel and sour cream or vegetable oil is useful for aging skin. Apply for 8-10 minutes and then wash off with cold water.

For oily skin

Thinly cut radish slices are applied to the face, having previously lubricated it with a thin layer of nourishing cream. Remove the slices after 30 minutes, and wipe your face with a cotton swab dipped in cold milk.

Mix radish gruel and egg white in equal amounts. Apply the mask on the face for 15-20 minutes, remove with a warm damp swab, then rinse the face with water. Course 15-20 masks.

For dry skin

Apply grated radish mixed with sour cream or vegetable oil on the skin of the face, then rub it with cool milk.

Mix the radish gruel with olive oil, add a few drops of lemon juice and apply on the face for 20 minutes, rinse with hot and then cold water.

Mix the pulp from radish, yolk and cream, taken in equal amounts. Apply the mask on the face for 15-20 minutes, remove with a warm, damp swab, then rinse the face with water. Course 15-20 masks.

As a cosmetic agent for whitening and nourishing dry skin, it is good to use a vodka tincture of seeds or root vegetables. This is an old proven folk remedy for freckles.

To strengthen the hair, rubbing radish juice into the scalp is used.

The use of radish in cooking


Thanks to their pleasant spicy taste, grated root vegetables are eaten in the form of salads using vegetable oil, sour cream or mayonnaise with the addition of tarragon greens, lemon balm, green onions, as well as various cold side dishes.

Depending on the nature, severity and severity of the disease, a small amount of grated radish, with the knowledge of the doctor, can be added to other vegetable dishes (from fresh cucumbers, for example). At the same time, the irritating effect of the radish is significantly reduced. In all other cases, grated radish is best served with sour cream or vegetable oil.

Radish juice alone or mixed with other vegetable juices can be used in salads instead of vegetable oil or sour cream, and also instead of salt.

You can cook cabbage soup, okroshka, cold borscht from young leaves, sprinkle all kinds of dishes with them for decoration.

By the way, if the radish has slightly wilted, immerse the unpeeled root vegetables in cold water for a couple of hours, it will become juicy and elastic again.

Radish, tomato and apple drink

Black or white radish - 100 g, tomatoes - 100 g, apples - 50 g, water - 50 g, sugar, salt.

Wash radish, peel, rinse, cut into pieces. Chop tomatoes and apples and put them all through a juicer. Add cooled boiled water, sugar and salt to the resulting juice, mix.

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still life

Radish salad

Radish - 2-3 roots, vegetable oil - 1-2 tablespoons, parsley - 10 g, vinegar, salt.

Peel the root vegetables, put them in cold water for 25-30 minutes, grate on a coarse grater, salt, season with vegetable oil and vinegar. Serve with dill or parsley.

Radish salad with carrots

Radish - 2-3 pcs., Carrots - 1 pc., Sour cream - 2-3 tablespoons, sugar - 5-10 g, salt.

Peel the root vegetables, grate on a fine grater (it is good to use a cheese grater, then the salad will be softer, tastier and more beautiful), season with salt, sugar, sour cream.

Radish salad with onions

Radish - 500 g, onion - 1 medium-sized onion, vegetable oil - 1-2 tablespoons, finely chopped parsley -1-2 salt spoons, vinegar, pepper, salt to taste.

Grate the radish on a coarse grater and pour over with boiling water. When dry, mix with finely chopped onions, add vegetable oil. Season the salad with vinegar, pepper, salt and sprinkle with herbs.

Radish salad with apples

Radish - 200 g, raw beets or turnips - 1 pc., Apple - 2-3 pcs., Sugar, sour cream, herbs.

Grate the radish on a coarse grater, the apple and beets on a fine grater, mix, add sour cream and sugar. Sprinkle with herbs.

vegetable mix
vegetable mix

Radish salad with walnuts

Radish - 2 pcs., Carrots - 2 pcs., Walnuts - 12 pcs., Half a lemon, garlic - 8 cloves, salt to taste.

Wash radish and carrots thoroughly, peel and grate. Crush walnuts and garlic in a mortar. Mix everything, pour in lemon juice, salt to taste, grind fresh zest and add to the salad. Stir again.

Cucumber salad with radish

Fresh cucumbers - 500 g, radish - 300 g, lemon juice or juice of any sour fruit - 200 g, vegetable oil - a dessert spoon.

Chop the radish coarsely, pour over half a glass of dressing and let it brew for 15-20 minutes. Cut fresh cucumbers obliquely into thin slices. Fold the slices on a platter, restoring the shape of a whole cucumber, and lightly press on top with a knife blade. This will give the dish a nice shape. Lay out the snow-white radish next to the cucumber.


"Health" salad

Radish - 100 g, carrots - 100 g, apples - 100 g, white cabbage - 100 g, root celery - 100 g, mayonnaise (or sour cream) - 100 g, salt.

Peel and rinse root vegetables and apples. Grate radish and carrots on a coarse grater, cut apples into pieces, chop cabbage. Combine everything, mix, salt to taste and season with mayonnaise or sour cream, or you can mix mayonnaise with sour cream in equal amounts.

Enjoy your meal

All about radish

Part 1: What is a radish?

Part 2: Growing a Radish

Part 3: Using a Radish