Mooli or Radish is a root vegetable that has a number of medicinal properties. It can be consumed in a raw, cooked or pickled form due to its high nutritional content. It is one of the most loved vegetables during winters in India. Mooli (Radish) leaves are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. They helps in bone building as it is a good source of calcium.
Mooli might help in weight loss as it is low in calories, helps improve digestion and enhances body metabolism due to the presence of fibers. It also helps improve diabetic conditions due to its antioxidant property as it fights against the free radicals and prevents cell damage. Taking Mooli juice before food is considered beneficial for urinary diseases such as urinary tract infections due to its diuretic property. It increases the production of urine and also acts as a kidney cleanser. Eating Mooli on a regular basis helps manage eye diseases (eyeball development and good eyesight) due to the presence of certain vitamins.
According to Ayurveda, eating Mooli before taking meals should be avoided as it might cause burning in the stomach due to its Ushna property.
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