Wild Radish (Jointed Charlock)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Wild Radish (Jointed Charlock)
  • Latin Name: Raphanus raphanistrum
  • Family Name: Brassicaceae
The Wild Radish is a member of the Brassica family and therefore its leaves should only be fed in moderation, as all members of this family contain glusinolates (goitrogenic glycosides) which can interfere with thyroid function and possibly cause kidney and liver damage if fed as a major part of the diet (but small quantities should be fine). 

Do not feed the radish root (which in the Wild Radish is smaller than the cultivated one), as this is very high in glusinolates and also carbohydrates.

See Radish.

Please be aware that two or more goitrogenic plants should not be fed in conjunction with each other, and the sum total of goitrogenic foods should not exceed the guideline for a single plant of 'in moderation' (amber-green) or 'sparingly' (amber-red).  This will ensure that goitrogenic consumption stays within safe limits.
<< Back