Health benefits of black radish syrup for your respiratory system, liver and bile

Having the advantage of a high antioxidant concentration, the black radish is an excellent booster for your immune system, strengthening your body’s natural defense against illnesses. Turned into juice, this vegetable can be beneficial to the entire gastrointestinal tract. And let’s not forget about its diuretic effects that stimulate urination and the elimination of toxins in your body. Also, since it contains such great amounts of vitamins and minerals, it’s very often used for treating nutritional deficiencies.

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A simple and effective black radish syrup recipe 

If you happen to manifest a certain predisposition to developing respiratory infections, the    consumption of black radish syrup can be especially helpful. Due to its antiviral and  antimicrobial properties, a mixture of black radish syrup or juice and honey can treat coughing and bronchitis. This recipe is quite popular these days. The practice is also backed up by quite a few studies which confirm that the syrup protects the body from throat inflammations, bacterial infections, colds and flu viruses, while the juice is able to offer more protection that penicillin agains the E. coli bacteria.


  • 3 black radishes
  • 400 grams honey

How to prepare it

Pick three medium size radishes. Wash them thoroughly (keeping the peal intact) and grate  them. Put everything in a glass jar, or in another glass or porcelain container, add the honey (blended or acacia) and mix the ingredients until they are all fully combined.

Cover the bowl and let the mixture macerate for 12 or 24 hours. When time is up, strain the syrup using a piece of cheesecloth (folded twice) and pour it into small dark bottles. Remember to keep the bottles in the fridge or in a dark and cold place, like the pantry. Take 2 spoons of syrup 2-3 times a day, in-between your meals.

An easier and maybe more practical way to prepare the black radish syrup is to scoop out a radish and pour the honey inside, as seen in the picture above. Let everything macerate over the night and, in the morning, you can eat the whole thing, including the radish.

Therapeutical recommendations

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis – acute and chronic
  • Couching
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Biliary lithiasis
  • Biliary conditions

You can consider the black radish a true medicine and consume it accordingly. It is especially effective with eliminating bile and kidney stones, improving digestion and detoxifying the liver. Moreover, the benefits of detoxifying can be felt even by your circulatory system, since this wonder-vegetable also helps with purifying your blood.

Tip from the nutritionists: to empty the bile ducts and treat bile related conditions, peal a radish, grate it or chop it in the mincer, then mix it with honey. Take 3 to 6 teaspoons every day, until your condition improves.

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