Radishes for your Gallbladder and Gallstones

There are several kinds of radishes in the world. In North America, we often think of the Cherry Belle variety that is red on the outside and white in the inside and is about an inch in diameter, but there are many other kinds:

  • the Daikon (originally from Japan),
  • the Cherry Belle (most common in North American supermarkets),
  • the Black Radish (excellent for your gallbladder),
  • and the Red King.

Due to their sulfur-based ingredients, radishes stimulate bile production and help break down fats — both of which are helpful if you have gallstone or gallbladder pain. If you have symptoms of gallbladder problems, eat a few radishes a day or work them into various gallbladder recipes. You can also take Black Radish powder in capsule or other supplement forms.

As with any supplement, be sure to check with your doctor if you’re pregnant, have gallstones, and/or are thinking of taking a medicinal amount.