The Radical Radish Outside The Kitchen
The radical radish is a super powerful healer. It may pack a strong and spicy punch, but it's mission is generous and kind. The root crop is detoxifying by nature and will help to increase the supply of fresh oxygen to the blood. This can alleviate many physical pains and discomforts, as well as benefit your overall cardiovascular health. It also facilitates proper digestion, water retention and is high in fiber. There is just so much the radish can do.
Weekly radish intake will definitely improve anyone's circulation or chronic headaches. It's a great stress reliever. It's doubtful that you've ever though "Hey, I'm so stressed out I should eat a radish". However, you may want to start keeping these beauties on the back burner or in your home. The next time you feel anxiety, snack on some radish. Pay attention to your body and mind and notice the affects organic produce can have.
Grow.Bar makes it super easy to have access to radical radish year round. Every part of the radish is useful and beneficial. Grow.Bar's microgreens are the young leaves of the crop and can be used to add spice and flavor to any dish. They only take about 8 days to harvest and each seed kit yields about 5 oz. But there is much more you can do with radish other than eating it.
Radish plants are a great source of flavanoids and have anti-inflammatory properties. This makes the radical radish greens an excellent idea for tea. Steep them in hot water when you are suffering from a cold or allergies and feel them work their magic. The plant can help reduce excess mucus and is also very hydrating. Even if they are not your favorite food flavor, they still have many medicinal attributes.
Radish plants also have a high water content (hence their hydrating nature). This makes them an uncommon, yet extremely advantageous addition to any facial mask or homemade cleanser. You can muddle the leaves or use a blender to add them to you favorite mix. One of the easiest and best masks can be even be whipped up in seconds!
Start by adding sliced cucumber (about half of one), 1/2 a cup of milk, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and about 1/2 a cup of radish greens to a blender. Mix until all ingredients are smooth and evenly distributed. Proceed by applying a layer of the mixture to your face. If it's too runny, add a touch of honey or more cucumber to the mix. Let the mask dry for about 7-10 minutes (depending on skin sensitivity) and then rinse of with warm water.
You can even get creative and add other natural healers like aloe if you want. Choosing to add honey will benefit oily skin and draws out impurities. The honey will also leave your skin feeling tight and fresh. And aloe is a widely known skin soother with a large amount of Vitamin E (which is essential in any quality skin care).
Radish is also known to have disinfectant properties that will safely cleanse sensitive skin. This is something to consider when using the leaves in tea as well. If you are suffering from a soar throat, the radical radish plant will actually help to clean the nasty germs causing you pain. They may have a strong and bold flavor when added to food, but when you try using this radical plant in other ways you'll quickly notice their softer side and all-around awesomeness.