Radish: A Cure For Any Ailment
Radish is a very common vegetable found abundantly in winter. Though they are available all round the year the best variety is found during the winter only. They are fresh, white, with plenty of water content and are very tasty to eat. They have a unique pungent and sweet taste. Roadside venders sell radish by applying pepper and lemon juice to it. Variety of recipes is made by cooking radish and its leaves.
Radish is full of nutrition. They contain anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber. They contain Vitamin c, Vitamin B-6, folates, thiamine, riboflavin and minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium and copper. Vitamin C a powerful anti- oxidant scavenges the harmful free radicals and protects from cancers and inflammations. They are low in cholesterol, low in saturated fats and low in calories.
LET US KNOW HOW RADISH PROTECTS OUR BODY
► Cough: Due to the change in season and the cold weather people often catch cold. Take one cup of radish juice and double the amount of sugar and bring it to boil till it comes to thick consistency. After cooling store in a bottle. Daily one hour before meals add one spoon of it to a cup of warm water and drink. This will give relief from cough.
► Lose weight: Radish is low in calories and high in digestive fiber. Eating radish in the form of vegetable is a good option for those who want to lose weight.
► De-worming: Drink one cup of radish juice before going to bed. If giving to children it should be ¼ of a cup for expelling worms from stomach.
► Dental problems: Radish contains calcium which is good for bones as well as teeth. To stop bleeding from gums and pus secretion, cut radish into slices and sprinkle little salt and pepper and eat them. This will stop the bleeding of the gums.
► Boils and bruises: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties radish can heal boils and bruises just by drinking ½ cup of radish juice. Make paste of the radish seeds and add little lemon juice to it and apply on the affected area three times a day to get fast relief.
► Gives relief from fever: Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties radish fights against infections that cause fever. Drink a cup of radish juice by adding little black salt to get relief from fever.
► Kidney stones: Take off the leaves from the stem and crush it to extract juice. Add one spoon honey to a cup of juice and drink it. This will break the stones and release through urine.
► Scorpion bite: Crush the radish and pour the juice over the bite by adding little salt. Now apply the crushed radish on the bite and tie the bandage. This counteracts with poison and reduces the pain.
► Dog bite: For dog bite crush the leaves of radish and tie a bandage over the bite. This will stop the poison from spreading and also absorbs it from the affected area.
► Jaundice: If suffering from jaundice drinking the juice of radish leaves by adding sugar helps in free bowel movement and fast recovery from jaundice. By administering three drops of the juice of leaves in both the nostrils, the yellowness of the eyes decreases gradually.
► For new bald head: for those whose hair is receding and becoming bald can take a piece of radish before going to bed, rub on the affected area vigorously and wash off in the morning. If done regularly hair will start growing normally—as told by Dr Elchuri.
► Ear ache: To get relief from earache administer five drops of warm radish juice in the ear. Strain the juice in a cloth and see there are no particles in the juice.
► Leucoderma: Make paste of radish seeds with radish juice and apply on the marks. Gradually the marks will disappear.
► Joint pains: Make powder of radish seeds and take equal amount of misri (sugar candy) powder. Mix these two and store in a bottle. Take ¼ spoon of this powder with water daily. This will gradually relieve you from joint pains.
By Nibhanapudi Suguna