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Nom scientifique : Raphanus sativus niger

Synonyms : none

Part(s) used


Principal constituents

Sulfurous essential oil, vitamins B and C, raphanin (a substance with antibacterial properties)

Recognized therapeutic effects

  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Relieves slow and difficult digestion (bloating)
  • Stimulates the intestines
  • Increases the production and excretion of bile
  • Relieves constipation
  • Treats inflammation of mucous membrane in the respiratory tract

Traditional use

  • None


  • Obstruction of the bile ducts
  • Gastritis, stomach ulcers or thyroid disease

Drug interactions

  • None documented

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