raphanus sativus

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Edible root in Brassicaceae family. It is said the builders of the great pyramids were fed radishes, onions and garlic. High in sulfur, silicon, vit C. Radishes are GREAT for skin because of the silica and sulfur. Used in Russia for thyroid problems (both hypo and hyperthyroidism) because it balances the thyroid hormones and brings people to proper weight. High in folic acid, which strengthens nerves. Used for cleaning kidneys and dissolving kidney stones. Lots of cancer-protection from carotene. Radishes are strong diuretics that cleanse the system, especially liver and gallbladder. Lots of iron. Flower colors vary depending on the type, and have a peppery taste. Can sprout from seed to small plant in as little as 3 days. Radishes serve as companion plants for many other species, because of their ability to function as a trap crop against pests, which attack the leaves, but the root remains healthy and can be harvested later. Radish seeds grow in pods and are edible, sometimes used as a crunchy, spicy addition to salads. Some varieties are grown specifically for their seeds or seed pods, rather than their roots. The entire plant is edible raw or steamed- sprout, leaf, seeds, root. Taste great thinly sliced and marinated in apple cider vinegar.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Bartolini et al., "Cytotoxic and antioxidant activity of 4-methylthio-3-butenyl isothiocyanate from Raphanus sativus L.
Raphanus sativus root, seed, leaves and pods have been reported to possess strong antibacterial and antifungal potential [17-19].
Viabilidade do uso de agua residuaria tratada na irrigacao da cultura do rabanete (Raphanus sativus L.).
Walp.) belongs to Legminosae, Papaya (Carica papaya) belongs to Caricaceae, Bhendi (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.)) and Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) belongs to Malvaceae, Castor (Ricinus communis) belongs to Euphorbiaceae, Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) belongs to Fabaceae and Radish (Raphanus sativus) belongs to the family Crucifereceae were inoculated by sap to study the infectivity of CMV to a range of host plants.
The optimization of nitrogen (N) fertilizer application and planting method for root crops such as radish (Raphanus sativus L.) is the important for root yield.
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