The Scientific World Journal

The Scientific World Journal / 2004 / Article

Review Article | Open Access

Volume 4 |Article ID 873172 | 27 pages |

Raphanus sativus (Radish): Their Chemistry and Biology

Academic Editor: Joseph Chamberlain
Received22 Jan 2004
Revised14 Aug 2004
Accepted18 Aug 2004


Leaves and roots of Raphanus sativus have been used in various parts of the world to treat cancer and as antimicrobial and antiviral agents. The phytochemistry and pharmacology of this radish is reviewed. The structures of the compounds isolated and identified are listed and aspects of their chemistry and pharmacology are discussed. The compounds are grouped according to structural classes.

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