Radishes have long been known for their medicinal purposes. They are known as an edible prebiotic root crop. All parts of the radish are useful for medicinal purposes including the pods, flowers, and seeds. Radishes contain high levels of water. Vitamin C, phosphorus, zinc, and some components of the B-12 complex. These ingredients are vital to maintaining proper hydration and standard skin conditioning. They are also beneficial to relieving constipation, improving your digestion system, and maintaining an adequate intake of the nutrients from the food you eat.