Radish (Raphani sativi radix)

Published September 24, 1986.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

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Name of Drug

Raphani sativi radix, radish.

Composition of Drug

Radish consists of the fresh roots of Raphanus sativus L. var. niger (Miller) S. Kerner and/or of R. sativus L. ssp. niger (Miller) de Candolle var. albus de Candolle [Fam. Brassicaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

Radish contains mustard oil glycosides and essential oil.

Uses

Peptic disorders, especially those related to dyskinesia of the bile ducts, catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract.

Contraindications

Cholelithiasis.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

50 - 100 ml pressed juice. Mode of Administration Pressed juice for oral use.

Actions

Secretagogue for the upper gastrointestinal tract
Motility promoting
Antimicrobial.