Black radish has been used in folk medicine to treat stomach disorders, constipation, hepatic inflammation and cardiac disorders since the ancient times. 
The extracts of radishes have been employed to treat stomach disorders, constipation, urinary infections, hepatic inflammation, cardiac disorders and ulcers in folk medicine since the ancient times. 
The nutritional and medicinal values of Black radish have been proven by several studies. The roots of radishes consist of vital nutritients and diverse bioactive components with antioxidant properties, such as phenols, steroids, terpenes and alkaloids, which reduce the risk of various ailments - liver and gallbladder diseases, digestive problems, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative disorders and aging related problems. Glucosinolates – one of the secondary metabolites of black radish, have demonstrated antioxidant properties as well, as the ability to diminish hepatic cholesterol levels. These therapeutic effects can prevent the formation of cholesterol gallstones. [1, 2]
Black radish has been used in folk medicine to treat stomach disorders, constipation, hepatic inflammation and cardiac disorders since the ancient times.
Raphanus sativus is originally from Europe and Asia. It grows in temperate climates at altitudes between 190 and 1240 m.
1. Manivannan A, Kim JH,Kim DS, et al. Deciphering the Nutraceutical Potential of Raphanus sativus-A Comprehensive Overview. Nutrients. 2019 Feb14;11(2):402. doi: 10.3390/nu11020402.
2. Castro-Torres IG, Dela O-Arciniega M, Gallegos-Estudillo J, et al. Raphanus sativus L. var niger asa source of phytochemicals for the prevention of cholesterol gallstones. Phytother Res. 2014 Feb;28(2):167-71. doi: 10.1002/ptr.4964.