White Radish
White Radish

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Nutritional Value of Radish

Radish is one of the treatment for phlegm and cures sore throat. There are different species of radish. The white ones are the most common. No matter what color it is, radish is generally very nutritious and rich in vitamins A,B,C,D and E.

Red and white ones are especially nutritious. Radish are cold in nature and helps to clear heat in the body effectively.

Radish generally enhances metabolism with its vast reserve of nutrients.


There are different medications for expelling phlegm using chinese herbs such as Chuan Bei, Japanese Senega and Ban Xia.

Each has its own excellent quality. However, boiling Radish Soup is the simplest method to expel phlegm especially toddlers and older people who have difficulty to spit or cough out the thick mucus. Radish helps to loosed the phlegm, reduces the throat irritation and soreness. It is a natural vegetable to cure sore throat and phlegm.

1 cup of radish juice per day effectively heal common cold or other disease associated with throat infection. Some people couldn't stand the bitter taste, therefore vomit immediately after drinking it. Adults should try to drink radish juice to clear the lungs and cures indigestion after a hearty meal especially oily food. Boiling radish soups is another alternative way which is easy and simple too.

There is a method to sweeten radish juice by mixing water chestnut juice and 1 tablespoon of honey with warm water. If children refuse to drink radish soup, try boiling radish seeds in water with honey.


Braised Croaker Fish with Radish
Braised Croaker Fish with Radish



450g radish

1 croaker fish or white fish cod

2 stalks Chinese celery stem (sectioned)

3 slices ginger

2 tbsp Soybean paste


1/2 tsp sugar



  1. Mash soy bean paste. Set aside.
  2. Rinse and wipe dry fish.
  3. Peel radish.
  4. Rinse and shred.
  5. Poach in water for 5 min.
  6. Drain and set aside.
  7. Heat 3tbsp oil in a wok.
  8. Pan fry fish until both sides slightly browned.
  9. Add ginger, radish, bean paste and seasoning in.
  10. Pour in 1 cup of boiling water.
  11. Cover the lid and cook for 5min.
  12. Add Chinese celery and bring to boil.
  13. Serve hot.


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Radish Soup with Mushroom
Radish Soup with Mushroom
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1 medium radish

6 pieces of Chinese black mushroom, soaked

1 small carrot

3 pieces Chinese Kurma

12 pieces red dates


  1. Peel radish. Rinse and cut radish into quarters.
  2. Peel carrot. Rinse and cut into cubes.
  3. Boil 12 cups of water in a sou pot or a slow cooker.
  4. Put in radish, carrot, red dates, mushroom and Chinese kurma into the pot.
  5. Boil for 30min.
  6. Turn to low heat and simmer for 2 hours.
  7. Turn off heat when all radish and carrot have soften.

© 2010 peachy

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Ingenira 4 years ago

Good to know that radish can be the natural cure for phlegm. Now, I reduce one more medicine in my cabinet !

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peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Glad that my hub add another medicine to your cabinet. Radish doesn't smell bad if you cook them well.

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howtostayhealthy 3 years ago

I like radish soup with fresh shoots of sweet potato or river spinach. Radish has a good antibacterial properties contained in its roots than can really remedy phlegm and other digestive problem. Great share!

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nick071438 22 months ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

I find this hub interesting and plan to do a little research re this wonderful plant; meanwhile allow me to have this piece bookmarked. More power.

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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author


thanks, i found this vege very useful and helps a lot

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aesta1 20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

Peachpurple, I never knew that radish can remedy phlegm. I sometimes put radish in soups. I also like it in salads.

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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author


today, i just boiled radish soup with chicken ribs, yummy, cured my phlegm

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Peggy W 7 months ago from Houston, Texas

I had no idea that radish could help cure phlegm but will certainly look into that and keep it in mind. I do like the taste of radish and have used various types of it in cooking and also eating raw. Will share this!

anonymous 7 months ago thanks, oh yes it can, I tried that

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