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Radish Greens - You Will Never Throw Them Away After Reading This!

Dr. Pradnya Aptikar 92% (186 ratings)
B.A. Sanskrit, BAMS, M.A. Sanskrit, MS -Gynaecology Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Thane
Radish Greens - You Will Never Throw Them Away After Reading This!

While you may not consume 10 large radishes in a single sitting, a 100-gram portion serves a good nutritional value. Radish is an excellent source of vitamin C - 25% of the daily recommended value and helps in rebuilding of tissues, blood vessels and will keep your teeth and bones very strong. Vitamin C fights disease, increasing the immunity of your body, and helping to fight against all types of diseases, including stroke, heart disease, and cancer.

Radish is also known as 'Raphanus raphanistrum', can be eaten raw (in salads) or can be used in the preparation of different cuisines. While many people trash away radish greens, they are actually one of the best parts of this root vegetable. Although they are not among those classic leafy green vegetables, Radish greens are packed with some lesser known but important nutrients that can fill out a healthy diet.

Radish greens are an excellent source of vitamins (such as - riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, C, E, K), minerals (like - iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium), protein, and dietary fiber.

What Are Radish Greens?
Radish greens are the green leaves on top of the radish itself. These radish greens have an earthen, peppery taste, making them a nutritional addition to any salad. Besides, they can also be used in sandwiches or salted for a healthy side dish. So, if you are among those countless people who just trash the radish greens away, change your ways and include this new food in your diet. Read on to know more about the benefits-

Let us get a quick look at the various benefits that radish greens have to offer:

  1. The Radish leaves have antibacterial properties that go a long way to treat the condition of piles. For maximum results, crush the radish leaves, preferably the dry leaves to a fine powder, add sugar and water to it, mix well (make a paste) and consume daily. Alternately, one can also apply the paste at the inflamed area for some relief.
  2. The radish leaves are laden with iron and Vitamin C and can work wonders for people with iron deficiency, low hemoglobin level, extreme weakness, and fatigue.
  3. The high phosphorous content of radish leaves makes it vital for boosting the immune system.
  4. Radish leaves are a rich source of dietary fiber and are also known for their natural laxative and diuretic properties (contain Vitamin B6) taking care of conditions such as constipation and kidney stones or gallbladder stones respectively.
  5. Not known to many, but the radish leaves serve as an excellent remedy for Hyperbilirubinemia (increased level of bilirubin in the blood) triggered by a condition known as Jaundice.
  6. The radish leaves play a significant role in regulating the blood glucose level and are highly recommended for diabetic patients.
  7. The radish leaves are packed with many vital and essential nutrients and serves as a natural detoxifying agent, cleansing the body of the harmful toxins. The detoxification goes a long way to keep the body (both physical and mental) hale and hearty.
  8. The application of a paste comprising of radish leaves, sugar, (take both in equal quantity) and water on the knee joints work wonders to alleviate the pain and discomfort triggered by Rheumatism.
  9. The radish leaves have antiseptic properties and act as a natural moisturizer. Thus, the radish leaves take care of a myriad of skin problems such as dry and chapped skin, rashes, to name a few.
  10. The consumption of radish leaves provides relief from colds and other respiratory infections and discomfort.
  11. The flavonoids Anthocyanins present in radish leaves minimizes the risk of various heart ailments and cardiovascular disorders by many folds.
  12. The radish leaves are also known for their anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties and play an instrumental role to ward off many health conditions including cancer.

How to use radish greens for Jaundice treatment

  • Crush radish leaves and extract the juice using a muslin cloth
  • Consume 1/2 liter of this juice for 10 days 

This is helpful in improving your condition of jaundice and hyperbilirubinemia. With so many health benefits, it would be foolish to exclude radish leaves from the diet.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Radish Leaves (Mooli Ke Patte) Benefits in Hindi - मूली के पत्ते के फायदे

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Radish Leaves (Mooli Ke Patte) Benefits in Hindi - मूली के पत्ते के फायदे

वैज्ञानिक नाम रफानस सैटाईवस वाली मुली, स्वाद में तीखी या मीठी और कई रसों से युक्त होती है. इसे कच्चा या पकाकर खाया जा सकता है. कच्चा खाने के लिए इसे सलाद के रूप में इस्तेमाल करते हैं. वहीँ पका कर खाने के लिए इसका सब्जी या पराठा बना लेते हैं. मुली को अचार के रूप में भी खाते हैं. मुली विभिन्न आकार और रंग (सफ़ेद, लाल, बैंगनी या काला) की होती है. मुली में पत्तियां, फुल और बीज होते हैं. तो आइए नजर डालते हैं मुली के पत्तों के फायदों पर.

1. ह्रदय रोगों में
इसमें मौजूद एन्थेसाइनिन नामक तत्व दिल के मरीजों के लिए भी फायदेमंद होता है. ऐसा कई शोधों के परिणामों में देखा गया है कि एन्थेसाइनिन नामक तत्व ह्रदय संबंधी तमाम विकारों में सकारात्मक भूमिका निभाता है. आपको बता दें कि एन्थेसाइनिन में कैंसर रोधी गुण भी देखा गया है. हलांकि अभी इस दिशा में काफी शोध किए जाने बाकी हैं. ये जरुर है कि एन्थेसाइनिन ने तमाम शोधकर्ताओं को अपनी तरफ आकर्षित किया है.
2. पेट के लिए
मुली के हरे-हरे पत्तों में विटामिन ए, बी और सी के साथ ही क्लोरिन, फास्फोरस, सोडियम, आयरन, मैग्नीशियम और भी बहुत सारे पोषक तत्व पाए जाते हैं. अपने इन तत्वों के कारण मुली के पत्ते पेट के तमाम विकारों में फायदेमंद साबित होते हैं. कब्ज आदि पेट की तमाम बीमारियाँ इसे खाने से दूर होती हैं. पेट के साफ़ रहने से आप अनावश्यक बीमारियों से भी बच जाते हैं. यहाँ ये भी बताना ठीक रहेगा कि मुली पित्त को प्रोत्साहित करती है. 
3. ताजगी के लिए खाएं मुली के पत्ते
इसके पत्तों को आप सब्जी या पराठा के रूप में इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं. आप चाहें तो इसे कच्चा भी खा सकते हैं. इसे खाने से शरीर के प्रतिरोधक क्षमता में वृद्धि होती है. जिससे की आप बिमारियों से बेहतर तरीके से लड़ सकते हैं. इसके साथ ही ये आपको थकान महसूस नहीं होने देता है और आप तरोताजा रहते हैं. इससे आप हाइड्रेटेड भी रहते हैं.
4. बवासीर में
मुली और इसके पत्तों के तमाम फायदों में से एक ये भी है कि इससे बवासीर की समस्या भी काफी हद तक कम हो सकती है. इसके लिए आपको रोजाना इसकी सब्जी या कच्चा खाना होता है. आप चाहें तो मुली के ताजा पत्तों को पीसकर गुदाद्वार पर लगा सकते हैं. इससे भी बवासीर में राहत मिलती है.
5. निम्न रक्तचाप के मरीजों के लिए
मुली के पत्तों में सोडियम की प्रचुरता होती है. जिससे कि इसे खाने पर हमारे शरीर में नमक की कमी नहीं होती है. निम्न रक्तचाप के मरीजों के लिए ये बेहद फायदेमंद साबित होता है. इसके लिए आप मुली के पत्तों को खाएं. हलांकि इसके लिए किसी विशेषज्ञ की सलाह अवश्य लें. क्योंकि ऐसे बीमारियों में थोड़ी सी भी  चुकी काफी घातक हो सकती है.
6. पीलिया रोग में
मुली के पत्ते फाइबर से भी भरपूर होते हैं. फाइबर हमारे शरीर के लिए बेहद महत्वपूर्ण तत्व है. मुली के पत्तों के रस को पानी और मिश्री के साथ मिलाकर पिने से पीलिया रोग में राहत मिलती है. इसका एक अतिरिक्त फायदा भी है, इससे बालों का झड़ना कम होता है. मुली के पत्त्तों से बालों को मजबूती भी मिलती है.
7. अन्य फायदे
मुली के पत्तों के तमाम अतिरिक्त फायदे भी बताए जाते हैं. जैसे कि इसे आँखों के लिए भी बढ़िया माना जाता है. मुली के पत्ते खाने से पेशाब भी साफ़ आता है. मुली के पत्तों का साग बनाकर, अचार के रूप में, सब्जी के रूप में या पराठा बनाकर खा सकते हैं. इसे कच्चा भी खाने में कोई नुकसान नहीं है. तो क्या सोच रहे हैं जाइए और बाजार से मुली लाकर खाइए और स्वस्थ रहिए.

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Renal Stones - The Ayurvedic Way of Treating Them!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Renal Stones - The Ayurvedic Way of Treating Them!

A rolling stone may gather no moss, but a kidney or renal stone can cause a lot of pain! As a matter of fact, the pain is quite common as statistics say that 10% of women and 20% of men have experienced this painful issue at some point in their lives.

Ayurvedic solutions to treat renal stones are quite effective. As a matter of fact, a lot of the treatment is customised to suit the case at hand. This makes this ancient system of medicine more effective and works in such a way that those suffering from renal stones are able to get out of pain quite sooner than they would have normally expected, had they she followed the course of conventional medicine.

Following the Ayurvedic diet

  • It is to be noted that changes to a person’s food and liquid consumption, when it comes to following the Ayurvedic course of treatment for renal stones, is part and parcel of the treatment. Some of the things that a person who makes the choice to follow this form of treatment can expect to find in his or her diet include ash gourd juice along with the trunk of the banana tree as well as coconut flower. Quite exotic indeed! It can be said that if a person makes the effort to adhere to the diet which is set out by his or her Ayurvedic consultant, he or she will be expediting his or her return to the pink of health.
  • One of the most elementary things which is to be done by a person who either has renal stones or is at a threat of having renal stones is to make sure that they are well hydrated. While five glasses of water are often considered by many to be sufficient, a person who has eight goes the proverbial extra mile to make sure that he or she is cutting the risk of being affected by renal stones.
  • Talking about liquids to be consumed, it can be said that a glass of the juice of radish leaves can make a big difference, if the frequency of the consumption of the same is maintained at two glasses a day, in a consistent manner.

In addition to this, incorporating fruits such as watermelon into the diet of a person can really go a long way. By moving away from a diet rich in oily food, you will be doing yourself a big favour.

Foods For Healthier Heart

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Foods For Healthier Heart

Food for Heart Health:

  • Green leafy vegetable like spinach, fenugreek, pak choy, radish leaves, lettuce, etc. Are healthy and are known to reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancer as well. That's because they are extremely low in fat, calories and high in dietary fibre. They also contain folic acid, magnesium, calcium, potassium, etc. These minerals are beneficial for the optimum functioning of the heart. Studies have shown that one daily serving of green leafy vegetables can lower the risk of heart diseases by 11 per cent.
  • Oats are one the most healthiest options available for breakfast. Not only do they make you feel full and energetic, they are great for your heart too. Oats contain beta glucan, which is a soluble fibre that helps bring down cholesterol levels especially ldl (bad cholesterol) in the body. Have oatmeal for breakfast or have oatmeal bread or cookies to absorb their benefits.
  • Whole grains whether its wheat, barley, millet, pulses and even beans for that matter are good for the heart because they provide natural fibre and vitamins. They contains vitamin e, iron, magnesium and a host of anti-oxidants. Regular consumption of of whole grains reduces blood pressure too.
  • Soy is essentially soyabean curd. They are also available in the form of soya chunks and soya mince easily in the market today. Soy is an excellent healthy substitute for red meats which are high in fat, increase the bad cholesterol and saturated fats which are very bad for the heart.
  • Olive oil is one of the most healthiest oils available, whose consumption is actually good for the heart. Having olive oil as a regular part of your diet, helps ion lowering ldl (bad cholesterol) in the body. Also, olive oil contains monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart and are packed with anti-oxidants. Extra virgin olive oil contains polyphenols and gives even greater health benefits. Drizzle some olive oil in your salad as a dressing instead of that unhealthy mayonnaise and high-calories dressings, or better still substitute it for your normal cooking oil and see the difference.
  • Tomatoes is a good source of vitamins and acts as a blood purifier. Regular consumption of tomatoes is known to reduce the risk of heart diseases. Vitamin k present in tomatoes helps to prevent occurrences of hemorrhages. Eat tomatoes in the raw form in salads or sandwiches, cooked form in gravies or simply good old ketchup.
  • An apple a day, will surely keep the doctor away because they contain guercetin, a photochemical containing ant-inflammatory properties. It also helps in prevention of blood clots. Eat apples for breakfast with your cereal or eat them as a snack when you're hungry instead to pigging out on deep-fried chips.
  • Almonds when eaten in moderation is known to lower cholesterol levels in the body and heart diseases. They also contain vitamin b17, e and minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc and are a good source of monounsaturated fats.
  • Red wine when drunk in moderation can be very good for the heart because they contain a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol. Also, red wine contains flavanoids. Have red wine in moderation instead of guzzling other hard alcohol drinks that are high in sugars.
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7 foods for a healthy heart

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
7 foods for a healthy heart
7 foods for a healthy heart

Heart diseases are emerging as an increasing health concern due to our unhealthy lifestyle. A balanced diet and regular exercise helps in keeping heart diseases away. Here are some of the foods that you should add to your diet for a healthy heart

Green leafy vegetables: vegetables like spinach, methi (fenugreek), radish leaves and lettuce are extremely low in fat, calories and high in dietary fiber. They also contain folic acid, magnesium, calcium and potassium. These minerals are beneficial for the optimum functioning of the heart.

Tomatoes: tomatoes are a good source of vitamins and acts as a blood purifier. Regular consumption of tomatoes is known to reduce the risk of heart diseases. Add tomatoes to your salads and sandwiches or have them cooked.

Apples: apples contain quercetin a plant pigment with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps in prevention of blood clots. Add sliced apple to your breakfast cereal or have it as a snack.

Almonds: almonds when eaten in moderation are known to lower cholesterol levels in the body and thus prevent heart diseases. They also contain vitamin b17, e and minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc and are a good source of monounsaturated fats. Add almonds to your cereals or have 7-8 almonds a day to keep your heart healthy.

Walnuts: walnuts are packed with mono-saturated fats and help lower bad cholesterol (ldl) and increase the good cholesterol (hdl) these are also rich in omega-3 fats. Munch on a handful of walnuts daily to give your heart a boost of good health.

Garlic: consuming raw garlic every day can help to reduce the production of bad cholesterol (ldl), increase the production of good cholesterol (hdl) and also keep blood pressure within normal limits. Have 1-2 cloves of raw garlic daily to reap the benefits.

Ginger: ginger is believed to be capable of preventing formation of clots, improving blood circulation and lowering ldl cholesterol levels. Make ginger a part of your daily cooking. You can add it to tea or lemonade also.
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