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Herb Reference Guide

Black Radish


Black Radish has traditionally been used in Mexican and Chinese medicine and cuisine to support liver and gallbladder health.* Bitter and pungent in taste, these radishes continue to be used by modern herbalists to support the body’s natural cleansing processes.*


In studies, Black Radish has been shown to support healthy blood lipid levels, and it also has been shown to promote the overall health of the gallbladder.* The liver normally has many roles within the body, including natural detoxification and cleansing. Black Radish supports liver detoxification enzymes and the release of bile, which naturally helps transport toxins out of the body.*

Uses of Black Radish


This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.

Active Constituents

Glucosinolates, antioxidants

Parts Used

  • Root

Important precautions

Additional Resources

Castro-Torres, Ibrahim Guillermo, et al. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2012
Hanlon, Paul R., et al. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2007