Major therapeutic interest

  • Digestive problems: stimulating the appetite, facilitating digestion and relieving slow digestion caused by dyspepsia, stimulating bile production and secretion;
  • Relieving constipation accompanying dyspepsia, increasing intestinal peristalsis.

Other therapeutic interest / Traditional Use


  • Obstruction of bile ducts;
  • Gastritis;
  • Stomach ulcers.

Scientific name

Raphanus sativus niger

Parts used


Main constituents

  • Sulfurous essential oil, raphanin (a substance with antibacterial properties).