Radish is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that is grown and consumed throughout the world, being mostly eaten raw in salads. But, besides being a crunchy salad delight, radish possesses numerous health benefits as well and can treat countless diseases and conditions.
Radishes are rich in vitamin C, folic acid and anthocyanins which can fight cancer. According to experts, the vegetable is mostly effective against oral, colon, intestinal, kidney and stomach cancer. The rich vitamin content means that the radish is great for treatment of skin disorders.
Raw radish puree is often used as a refreshing facial mask in many parts of the world. The vegetable is also a great choice of food if you’re on a diet as it has almost no calories, fat or cholesterol. Radishes are rich in fiber and water which can treat digestive problems – even doctors recommend drinking radish juice regularly to relax and soothe your digestive system.
Preparing radish syrup
The radish syrup will accelerate your metabolism and help you burn fat, while also increasing the production of beneficial bacteria in your stomach. Here’s how to prepare it:
- 125 gr. of radish
- A piece of ginger root
- 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons of organic honey
- 4 lemons
Mix the radish and ginger in a blender first, then add freshly squeezed lemon juice and blend for a couple of minutes. In the end, add the cinnamon and honey and mix again, then pour the syrup in a glass bottle and drink it whenever you like.