The health benefits of radishes have been known for many years. It is one nutritious root-vegetable that can be used in salads and many other recipe. Radishes have been used as both a food product and a medicine. It is good for chronic kidney disease(CKD).
Benefits of radish for CKD patients
It is a natural diuretic. Because of the severe loss of kidney function, kidney failure patients will have little urine output. So the waste products and toxins cannot be filtered. Radish can help increase the urine output and remove the waste products and toxins.
It can help clean blood. Because of kidney damage, the waste products and toxins will buildup in the blood. It is reported that there are more than 90 kinds of toxins in blood with kidney failure. Radish is supposed to be a blood cleaner, which can help remove the toxins and products in the blood.
It can help anti-inflammation. The kidney will generate inflammation reaction when some viruses and bacteria is infiltrated into kidney. This will cause kidney inflammation, so the kidney is damaged. Some ingredients in radish can help anti-inflammation. It can also improve the immunity.
Radish contains rich potassium, which has been connected to lowering blood pressure, because it can reduce the accumulated sodium in the blood and relax the blood vessels. But you should avoid it in the late stage of kidney disease in case of hyperkalemia.
Apart from the benefits outlined above, radish is also helpful for, such as diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, weight loss, cancer, constipation, etc.
However, not all kidney failure patients are advised to eat radish. It can reduce the curative effect of some medicines, especially some tonic medicines. So if you are taking this kind of medicines, you should consult your doctor for some suggestions.