Daikon Radish for health care

January 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Natural Healing, Nutrition News

(NaturalHealth365) The answer to natural health and skin care may come from the daikon radish. The untapped potential of plants for use in personal care items is a cause for concern. Every product from skin, hair and oral care can expand its range by developing green products.

When searching for answers to chronic conditions, we need to look no further than our pantries, and refrigerators.

Daikon radish is one way to add a different and appealing taste to our meals, while safeguarding our health. Daikon radish helps digestion and relieves constipation, dissolves gall stones, helps respiratory problems; it is an anti-congestive, is a mild diuretic and reduces inflammation. It also is anti-carcinogenic and is thought to contain cancers of the colon, kidney, stomach, intestines, and oral. It is beneficial for the liver, as it regulates the flow of bile.

Radish is high in vitamin C and B complex, which is why it is considered good for the skin. The water content of radish is also good for maintaining the skin’s moisture.


Laboratory analysis shows the juice of raw daikon is abundant in digestive enzymes similar to the ones in the human digestive tract.
These enzymes are diastase, amylase, and esterase, which are known
to transform complex carbohydrates, fats and proteins into compounds that is easy to assimilate.

Raw daikon is a staple of the Japanese diet; it is used to complement most meals. Shredded daikon is used with fish and tempura dishes, and helps those with a compromised digestive system.

The scientists in Japan at Tokyo’s College of Pharmacy have discovered that daikon juice actually inhibits the formation of dangerous chemicals in the body. One such chemical nitrosamine, a type of carcinogen, can form in the stomach from the chemicals in both natural and processed foods. Daikon juice contains substances called “phenolic compounds,” which can block this dangerous reaction.

Raising the Bar

Daikon raises the bar by delivering health on all fronts. Daikon has been shown to be a great diuretic and decongestant. Raw daikon promotes increased urination and resolves edema. As a decongestant, the enzymes in daikon juice dissolve mucus and phlegm in the respiratory system.

Macrobiotic cooks know the value of using daikons to help their clients. Daikon tea is used as a folk remedy for fevers.

Personal Care

Daikon Radish oil is a natural emollient, which is made from the seeds. The oil is just about colorless and odorless which means it’s suitable for many applications. The result is oil that leaves a delicate, non-oily feel on the skin.

An extraordinary light color and absence of odor make the oil suitable for a variety of applications. Daikon radish is used for beauty care if ingested or applied on the surface of the skin. The fatty acid compounds work from inside out, and outside in. For simply soft and supple skin daikon radish oil is the natural choice. To protect health and beauty means looking to the untapped potential of the daikon radish.

About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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