Latin Name

Raphanus sativus

English Name

Garden raddish

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Modified Root, Seeds
(परिवर्तित मूल, बीज)

Effect on Dosha

Young roots Balances all three doshas; mature root aggravates the doshas

Properties and Uses

Seeds have diuretic properties and used in treatment of urinary calculus. It has stimulating effect on uterus and used in irregular and scanty menses. Root is used in liver and spleen enlargement. It relives flatulence and has mild laxative action. Drops of medicated oil are used in earache.

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