Radishes stimulate the appetite, are good for the hair and nails, teeth,
gums and nerves. They help speed up recuperation from nervous
exhaustion. Many have been helped in cases of constipation by eating radishes.
Pulmonary disorders such as whooping cough, asthma, and bronchitis have
been treated with the radish and its leaves. Chronic liver and
gallbladder disease including gallstone and kidney stone
afflictions have responded by eating the whole plant.
A particularly tasty way of taking radish as a medicine for
breathing difficulties is recorded by the Turkish Ministry of
Culture. It is:
"radish is carved and filled with honey.
A small hole is opened under radish and same is placed on the
mouth of a vessel. It is kept overnight, and then the leaked honey is