Q. Is daikon allowed to be eaten with medicine? If I take aspirin as antiplatelet drug what kind of vegetable should be avoided?
A. Daikon is a large white radish that looks like a white carrot. It is traditionally known for its ability to improve digestion of fats and protect the liver from toxicity. Aspirin is medicine that decreases platelet aggregation. It’s advised to avoid or limit garlic and ginger, as well as ginko, ginseng or horse chestnut, which affect coagulation, while taking aspirin.* I highly recommend you always check with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist about drug interactions including those with food.
*Pronsky, Z.M., & Crowe, J.P. (2010). Food Medication Interactions. Birchrunville, PA.