Radish, i.e., Raphanus sativus, is a crunchy vegetable that is grown all over the world. It is a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin b6. It helps relieve the symptoms of indigestion, cold, cough, obesity, pimples, etc.
As per Ayurveda it is called as Moolaka, Neelakanda, Hastikanda and Hariparna .There are two varieties mentioned like BalaMoolaka (small type) and MahatMoolaka (large variety). It has a pungent and bitter taste. Moolaka helps in balancing the three doshas.
It is also helpful in pain abdomen, running nose, and fever. One should not consume it with milk, fish, or black gram because it is incompatible. Ayurveda suggests not to consume incompatible combinations like these because they may result in skin diseases.
Here are the top 5 health benefits of Radish
1. Stimulates digestion
Radish is a rich source of fiber. A good amount of roughage helps to improve digestion and prevent digestive problems. So, consuming it every day (in season) is beneficial for good digestion.
Radish is high in calcium and potassium, which help to improve blood circulation. As a result, it also prevents clot formation in the blood. On the other hand, it is also rich in Vitamin C and nitrates, strengthening the blood vessels. Thus its regular use improves heart health and minimizes the risk of heart attacks.