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Brassica rapa

Turnips are an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium, and oxalic acid. These nutritional elements are concentrated in the tops of the turnip, so do ensure that you buy whole turnips with their tops intact.

Turnip juice is good for the kidney stones and is also used as a general tonic. A mixture of turnip, watercress, spinach, and carrot juice is used for treating hemorrhoids. Turnip juice is also used in combination with lemon juice as an expectorant to treat coughs and bronchitis.

Nasturtium officinale

Watercress is an excellent source of sulfur, iron, calcium, carotene and vitamin C.

it has been widely used in traditional systems of medicine as a tonic and for treating conditions of the gall bladder and liver.

Watercress juice is widely used in combination with other juices to treat a variety of ailments. It is mixed with cucumber and beet juice to treat rheumatism. It is also used with turnip, spinach, and carrot juice to treat anemia and clear coagulation of piles. When mixed with carrot, parsley and potato juice, it is very effective in bringing relief to sufferers of emphysema.

Turnip tonic

Obesity is a growing concern all over the world considering the fact that it is a major player in the development of a number of other conditions. A lot of the blame lies with the fact that consumption of fast food is usually a major part of most of our daily diets because of the fact that it is such a convenient option in our fast paced schedules. Moreover, the fact that automobiles and machinery production and development has taken such massive strides in the last few decades only means that the human body is not required to perform as much physical exertion as it was required of previously. This results in the lack of any strenuous physical strain – which used to play a big role in the burning of additional and excess fats in the human body. While the most obvious negative aspect of obesity is of course the effect that it has on an individual’s aesthetical appearance, this is by no means the most dangerous one.

Obesity actually plays a major role in the development of a number of other conditions such as heart failure as well as chronic respiratory illnesses. Moreover, the additional strain that the additional weight places on the knee joints and ankles only causes a lot of pain that can significantly impact the ease with which one can maneuver his or her body on a physical level. Because of the fact that a lot of people are becoming increasingly aware of the complications that obesity offers, there is an increasing awareness for the need to turn to a healthier lifestyle with the help of better nutrition and the right amount of exercise.

Turnip juice and turnip tonics are very common and highly regarded contributors to a healthy diet and offer many benefits as they are rich in a number of minerals and vitamins that are required by the human body such as fiber, Vitamin C, pantothenic acid and magnesium. They are also abundant in other very important substances required by the body such as folic acid, Vitamin B6 and riboflavin. Turnip juice is also regularly used in a combination juice and is known to be very effective. For instance, a mixture of turnip and watercress juice is known to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Turnip juice and watercress juice can also be combined with cucumber and beet juice in order to treat rheumatism.

Submitted on January 16, 2014