Radish (Raphanus sativus) known as “Mooli” in hindi is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. Radishes are grown and consumed throughout the world, being mostly eaten raw as a crunchy salad vegetable. They have numerous varieties, varying in size, flavor, color, and length of time they take to mature. Radishes owe their sharp flavor to the various chemical compounds produced by the plants, including glucosinolate, myrosinase, and isothiocyanate. Radish could be black, white or purple in color, Here are amazing benefits of radish.
Radish benefits for skin,hair and health benefits of radish (mooli) and radish recipes
Health benefits of Radish (Mooli)
- Regulating Blood pressure
Radish leaves helped the hypertensive people in lowering their blood pressure. The high potassium and low sodium levels of radish benefits in maintain the sodium potassium balance in a hypertensive patient.
- Benefits of radish for Constipation
Mooli has high water and fiber content. Radish plays a dual role in treating constipation. Radish benefits in creating bulk and eliminating the waste, but its high water content in radish benefits in easy movement and digestive juice secretion too.
- Radish benefits to Treat Jaundice
Radish as a good detoxifier for the liver and stomach which helps to treat jaundice.
- Helps in weight loss
Radish are very low in calories as well provide with a lot of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Radish can be included as a part of your salad or mid time snacking option. The high water content in radish helps in increasing urination. This will also help in better weight loss and removal of these accumulated toxins in the body.
- Treats Insect Bites
As it has anti-pruritic property, it is very effective in treating insect bites and bee stings. It lessens the pain and swelling from the bite area as well as soothes the affected area.
- Kidneys health
The natural diurectic property of radishes makes them extremely good for improving kidney health. Radish benefits to elimination of toxins from the body, acting as a natural cleanser.
- Boosts Immune System
Its high vitamin C content boosts the immune system health if eaten regularly. It prevents from the common infections like cold and cough.
Skin benefits of Radish (Mooli)
- Radish a Good Cleanser
Smashed raw radish can be used topically on skin. It serves as a great natural cleanser and an effective face pack too one of amazing benefits of radish.
- Radish for Skin Diseases
Radishes contain Vitamin C and antioxidants, which makes them quite effective in preventing skin diseases and inflammation. Regular intake of radish in your diet results in healthy and radiant skin.
Hair benefits of Radish (Mooli)
- Treat Dandruff
Radishes can also fight dandruff problems. For this rub your scalp with radish juice and cover with the help of a towel. After an hour, wash it thoroughly.
- Stronger Roots and Scalp
The water content in radish keeps body well hydrated. It also has cooling effects on your body. Regular consumption of radishes makes your roots stronger and your scalp healthier.
Ways to have Radish in diet (radish recipes)
4 cloves garlic, peeled
6 radishes, quartered
2 cup cream cheese, softened
Place garlic in the container of a food processor, and pulse until finely minced. Add radishes, and mince. Add cream cheese, and mix until well blended. Transfer to a serving dish, and chill until serving.
Mooli Bhurji (Radish dish)
2 Cups Radish (Mooli), chopped
5 cups Radish leaves, chopped
4 Green Chilies
4 tbsp Mustard Oil
¾ tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
¼ tsp Asafoetida
½ tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Mango powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
- Wash radish and the leaves .Use only the fresh and green leaves,do not use the leaves which are yellow in colour.
- Scrap the radish and then chop the root and leaves along with the steams
- Pressure cook them with a glass of water for 2 whistle or boil till done.
- Drain and gently squeeze out the water from the boiled vegetable.
- Heat oil in a pan and add carom seeds ,as soon as it start crackling add asafoetida and chopped green chilies.stir for few seconds.(don’t overcook ajwain /carom seeds else it will taste bitter)
- Now add turmeric and boiled radish,mix and saute for a minute.
- Add salt and all the spices ,mix and cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
- Keep stirring in between,then cook on slow flame for 2-3 minutes.