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The radish (Raphanuss sativus) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. Radishes have numerous varieties, varying in size, color and durarion of required cultivation time. Some suggest the consumption of radishes as an alternative treatment for a variety of ailments such as whooping cough, cancer, gastric discomfort, liver problems, constipation, dyspepsia gallbladder problems, arthritis, gallstones, kidney stones, and intestinal parasites.
Sherwood, Brianne; Hunt, Sara; Sorenson, Crista; Heineman, Bethany; Beyers, Blake; and Workman, Ashley Walker, "Radishes" (2010). USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter. Paper 24.