Chinese, or Margelan radish: benefits and harms, medicinal properties and folk recipes

Chinese, or Margelan radish: benefits and harms, medicinal properties and folk recipes

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Margelan radish, also known as Chinese radish or Lobo radish, is a delicious representative of the cabbage family, distinguished by its juiciness and delicate taste.

However, the root vegetable is no less popular due to its medicinal qualities. How is the product useful for the body?

This article will focus specifically on the medicinal properties of Chinese radish, its dangers and benefits for the body, as well as contraindications. You will also be able to find out what the consequences of using this product may be despite the ban.

Chemical composition

To stop doubting the usefulness of Chinese radish, just look at its chemical composition. It is also worth noting that Margelan radish is noticeably ahead of its black and white counterparts in terms of the number of trace elements.

The calorie content of 100 grams of root vegetable is only 21kcal.

100 g of product includes:

  • 1.5 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of dietary fiber, 1 gram of ash, and 92 grams of water.
  • Vitamins: vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B5, B6, B9), vitamins A, PP, C, E, N.
  • Macronutrients: 28 mg Calcium, 9 mg Magnesium, 15 mg Sodium, 280 mg Potassium, 27 mg Phosphorus, 7 mg Chlorine, 4 mg Sulfur.
  • Trace elements: 1 mg Iron, 0.2 mg Zinc, 2 μg Iodine, 10 μg Copper, 0.8 mg Manganese, 0.8 μg Selenium.
  • Essential oils.

What is useful for the body?

Both men, women, and children of both sexes can find something of their own in this root crop, so further we will talk about the benefits specifically for each.

The benefits of Margelan radish for men:

  • Promotes increased testosterone levels in the body.

    But it is not a panacea in this matter. The result will be only with the regular use of radish in conjunction with proper nutrition.

  • Refreshes breath. The essential oils found in Chinese radish are excellent at fighting bacteria in the mouth and stomach that cause bad breath. It also helps to get rid of bleeding from the gums.
  • Has a diuretic effect, which avoids inflammation of the prostate gland in the future.
  • Lowers blood cholesterol levels.
  • Strengthens blood vessels, reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks, from which men most often suffer.

The benefits of Chinese radish for women:

  • Promotes weight loss. Radish has a low calorie content, but satisfies hunger well, quickly filling the stomach, and also improves intestinal motility.
  • The same diuretic effect allows women to prevent cystitis from developing.
  • Relieves swelling.
  • Improves the transfer of oxygen to the brain, helping to fight chronic fatigue, stress and depression.
  • When consumed in small amounts during the baby's feeding phase, it will stimulate milk production and improve lactation.
  • Stimulates the production of natural collagen.

Benefits of lobo radish for children:

  • Improves appetite.
  • Boosts immunity, helping to prevent infections and colds. This is especially important during seasonal illness.
  • Relieves constipation.
  • Strengthens teeth and bones thanks to calcium and iron, which are part of the root vegetable.
  • Prevention of vision problems.

Beneficial features

In addition to the general strengthening and preventive action, margelan radish helps with many specific diseasesand also has cosmetic applications.

Therapeutic action

  1. It is useful for those suffering from diabetes mellitus, as it lowers blood sugar levels.
  2. It is useful for those suffering from anemia (anemia), as it contains iron.
  3. Helps with low acidity of gastric juice.
  4. Radish juice and compresses from its pulp treat gout, severe dislocations and bruises, radiculitis, arthritis, as well as festering wounds that do not heal for a long time.
  5. Promotes the removal of small stones and sand from the urinary and gall bladders.
  6. Removes toxins and toxins from the body.
  7. Treats many diseases of the kidneys and liver.
  8. Increases general immunity, treats colds and infectious diseases, ARVI.
  9. It is used to treat liver cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis.

For the treatment and prevention of most diseases it is enough to consume radish daily, but not more than 200 grams per day... But there are also such diseases, for the treatment of which you will need to work hard, making medicine from Chinese radish. We will talk about the preparation of medicines from root crops a little later.

Application in cosmetology

  • Chinese radish is used to make anti-aging masks that tone the skin and restore its elasticity.
  • Also, radish masks remove acne, lighten the skin and get rid of age spots.
  • Radish juice strengthens hair and helps to get rid of magnifying glass.


Also, lobo radish has a number of contraindications.... Its use is strictly prohibited when:

  1. Pancreatitis.
  2. Stomach / intestinal ulcers.
  3. Pregnancy.
  4. Colitis.
  5. Acidic gastritis.
  6. Personal intolerance or allergies.
  7. Postinfarction condition.

Important! Also, Margelan radish is not recommended for use in diseases of the cardiovascular system, since it increases blood pressure, however, with sufficient heat treatment, this effect weakens, and the patient can enjoy the radish.

How to apply for medicinal purposes?

Now that we are done with the lists, let's move on to the recipes.

Decoction for edema

To prepare the broth you will need:

  • 0.5 kg of radish;
  • 1 liter of water;
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.


  1. Grind the root vegetable.
  2. Cover with water and add salt.
  3. Heat to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Application: The resulting broth must be drunk in a day, using it instead of water.

Compresses for gout and rheumatism

For the preparation of compresses you will need:

  • 3-4 radishes;
  • 100 ml of vodka;
  • 30 grams of salt.


  1. Squeeze out the radish juice to make about 100 ml.
  2. Mix vodka, juice and salt.
  3. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved.

Application: Put something absorbent in the solution, then apply to the sore spot and keep for about half an hour.

Consequences of use despite the ban

The following information is for those who decide to ignore contraindications. The use of Margelan radish, despite the prohibitions, can threaten:

  • Pregnant: premature birth, miscarriage.
  • Suffering from severe gastrointestinal diseases: exacerbation of the disease, which can even lead to death.
  • Allergy sufferers: an allergic reaction, which is problematic to predict.


But if you really want a Chinese radish, but you can't eat it, then you can easily replace it with a radish, since it tastes very much like this particular root vegetable. Here is such a miraculous root crop, this lobo radish: it happily takes a place in the plate, and will help to monitor health, and will preserve its beauty for many years. The main thing is to know how and when to apply it. And, of course, don't overdo it.

Watch the video: Traditional way to make salty radish. Delicious Food made with radishes recipe by Nary Lifestyle (July 2022).


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