Black Radish Extract
What Is Black Radish (Raphanus sativus)?
Black radish (Raphanus sativus) is a member of the Brassicaceae family (the same family as spinach, kale, and cabbage) and has been in use for centuries, both as a medicine and as food. It is called black radish because of its often dark purple exterior, even though it has a white inner flesh.
Since ancient times, black radish has been used by the Chinese, Indians, and Europeans to help with many different ailments. Other regions have started growing black radish, and its popularity has increased in recent years as a result of its impressive nutritional profile and fantastic health benefits.
Black radish (Raphanus sativus) is slightly larger than the traditional radish and much more bitter and pungent in flavor. This is as a result of chemical compounds such as glucosinolate, isothiocycinate, and myrosinase produced by the plant. Its not-so-appetizing flavor is offset by the tons of health benefits it provides. The black radish has earned the moniker ‘the black magic’ due to being a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants. Because of its strong flavor, black radish is almost exclusively used to make supplements.
Black Radish (Raphanus sativus) Benefits †
Black radish (Raphanus sativus) is loaded with vitamins and minerals and is a great source of antioxidants. It helps keep the skin healthy and supports a healthy liver. Black radish can help maintain healthy lungs and may even help support the thyroid. It can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels in already healthy individuals and support the heart and cardiovascular system. Black radish supports digestive health and may also help fortify the immune system. It also supports the nervous system and brain health and may help boost cognitive ability.
- Promotes healthy skin
- Supports liver health
- Helps maintain healthy lungs
- May contribute to thyroid health
- Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Supports heart health and cardiovascular health
- Fortifies the immune system
- Supports the nervous system
- Contributes to brain health