Horseradish useful properties

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Horseradish (Armor acta rusticana (lam) Gaerth.) - cold-resistant and cold-resistant plant belonging to the family of crucifers.This is - perennial plant cabbage family, with erect branched stems up to 1.5 m and fleshy roots..The root of horseradish strongly bitter taste, because it is prepared different seasonings and spices.Horseradish root long thick, fleshy, home to horseradish believe southeast European part of our country and the surrounding Asia, but in the wild it is found throughout Europe and Asia.Cultivate hell in a one-year, and in the biennial culture.In the food are roots.They juicy taste and sharp, strong odor and used as seasoning acute.Taste and smell of horseradish gives allyl (mustard) oil.Horseradish root contains glycoside synergies sinigrin, essential oil, vitamin C, fresh juice lysozyme - protein substance is very complex structures that inhibit the growth of bacteria.

plant is rich in mineral salts and: 100 g of fresh roots contain sodium - 79, potassium - 579, calcium - 11

9, magnesium - 35, iron - more than 2, copper - 0.14, P -70, sulfur - 212chlorine - about 19 mg.The leaves and seeds contain alkaloids.

basal leaves, collected in the outlet, long (up to 60 cm long and 15 cm wide), oblong, with cordate base and crenate margin;stem - oblong or oblong-lanceolate, porous-lobed, lower - petiolate, upper - sessile, smaller, on the edge serrated or entire.

flowering shoots appear in the second year, reaching a five-foot height.The flowers are white, they are numerous and arranged in acinar blossoms on long stalks.Fruit - round pod of 5-6 mm in diameter.Blossoms in June-August.

horseradish roots and leaves are rich in vitamin C, contain large amounts of B vitamins, carotene, essential oils, potassium, calcium and trace elements.The plant contains many volatile production, has a devastating effect on the disease-causing microbes.

Medicinal raw materials are roots, collected in autumn.The roots contain glycoside sinigrin, volatile mustard oil (containing Allyl Mustard oil, phenyl-etilgorchichnoe oil), a lot of ascorbic acid (200 mg%), enzimlitseozin, a lot of potassium and calcium, volatile.Sharp taste and peculiar smell of horseradish due to the presence in it of essential oils, which is released during grinding.Since the leaves and roots are rich in vitamin C and can be used as antiscorbutic.

This persistent, often "feral" water-loving plant.As a spice is better to use fresh - peeled white root, finely grated.Wild horseradish excessively hot, so it is best to cultivate the types of less acute, with a sweetish must choose the sandy loam soil for growing horseradish.Horseradish should be kept in a greenhouse or in the home cellar box with sand.The horseradish to 100 mg of vitamin C per 100 g of body weight.It has

alkaline effect, it has a lot of potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron.The horseradish also contains glycoside sinigrin, mustard essential oil, the enzyme myrosinase, volatile, affecting bacteria and viruses.Crap and is credited with anti-cancer effect.Horseradish can not be used in high doses, as a side dish for 1 person is enough 1-2 tablespoons freshly grated its mass.

Horseradish excites activity of the stomach and intestines, dissolves phlegm.It has diuretic properties.Good to use in pre- and early spring periods in infectious diseases.

Useful and therapeutic properties

In scientific medicine horseradish roots are used as a diuretic, antiscorbutic, acute hepatitis, Trichomonas coleitis.

Indications: horseradish is used as food additives that enhance the appetite.Outwardly horseradish is used to treat sciatica.

Horseradish stimulates the appetite and improves bowel activity.In folk medicine, horseradish is taken as a diuretic for edema, stones in the bladder, gout and rheumatism.If muscle pain in the back and loins are for grinding gruel from the roots.Horseradish, mustard plasters like doing "patch".Use and its antimicrobial properties.Gruel or infusion of the roots is used in purulent wounds, ulcers, inflammation of the ear.Diluted with water the juice of horseradish is used to rinse the mouth and throat with the inflammation of the mucous membranes and sore throats.Such rinsing useful as lysozyme contained in horseradish - proteinaceous substance with antibacterial properties.Currently, lysozyme is used as an antimicrobial agent in the form of eye drops, poultices and lotions.

As cosmetic aqueous solution or tincture of horseradish is used to wipe the face against freckles and age spots.For skin whitening infusion is prepared by the following recipe: 50 g of grated horseradish pour 250 g of vinegar, tightly stoppered and placed in a dark cool place.Two weeks later, tincture filter and add 1.5 liters of cold water.This liquid wipe face in the morning and evening.

Therapeutic form: use fresh juice horseradish paste of the root or tincture on the water (1:10) as a means to increase appetite.In the topical treatment of sciatica Horseradish leaves applied to the back, covered with a warm cloth for 20 minutes.

Experiments have bactericidal effect of horseradish.As drug as horseradish juice mainly used in folk medicine.

Juice Juice used to treat scurvy, improve appetite and digestion, as it has the ability to increase appetite and stimulate gastric secretion.It is used as a diuretic and expectorant, with difficulty urinating, bladder stones, menstrual delay.In a shabby roots are used externally as a distracting and irritating the skin, which does not yield mustard.Recommend also for destruction of freckles, wash skin with water with the addition of horseradish juice.The juice of the root is used to rinse the throat, and buried in the ears when suppuration.

As tonic horseradish is recommended for mental and physical labor.Effective hell for toothache (rinse).The juice squeezed from a plant, it is recommended to take in the morning and in the evening for people suffering from kidney stones and bladder.

root juice with honey or sugar take for liver diseases.Mashed root cooked with beer and juniper berries, is used in dropsy.Juice mixed with denatured alcohol, is used for rubbing in rheumatism, from aching joints and bones.Burning ulcers horseradish treated with overgrown granulation and purulent, poorly healing wounds.

is used in homeopathy.

Many people do not use horseradish juice, because in this way the essential oils are very strong, so it is recommended to use horseradish as a slurry with the addition of lemon juice twice a day for half a teaspoon on an empty stomach.

This mixture helps the decomposition of mucus in the places of its accumulation without mucosal damage.In addition, the pulp of horseradish and lemon juice is a potent diuretic, especially valuable in swelling and edema.

As a rule, the most satisfactory results are obtained when using a slurry horseradish in a ratio of: a mixture of 2-3 lemons (juice) and 150 g of horseradish.

In folk medicine, horseradish is used as a means to increase appetite, as a diuretic, it is used for rheumatism, to improve blood circulation and metabolism.

As an external agent horseradish is used to treat ulcerative skin lesions, wounds festering.

It is used also as a means of distracting (instead of yellow cards).

In folk medicine, use fresh juice, syrups and tinctures from the roots.

infusion of roots: 1 tbsp.l.grated horseradish pour 400 ml of boiling water and infuse overnight.Take 50-70 ml two to three times a day.

Fresh juice of the roots take 1 ch. L.3-4 times per day.You can use freshly grated pulp of horseradish and take it to 1 decimal.l.three times a day.

In the Bulgarian folk medicine, horseradish is used in ascites and various edema.To drink with honey 1 tbsp.l.three times a day.

for diabetes treatment horseradish drink mixed with yogurt in a ratio of 1:10 (20 g pulp of horseradish in a glass of curdled).

Horseradish belongs to the low-calorie food, so nutritionists recommend it to patients with diabetes, in order to diversify the menu.

anemia, chronic respiratory diseases take medication horseradish in the usual dosage.They are much easier to cough and expectoration of sputum.

At the complicated diuresis drink juice horseradish 1 dess.l.three times a day.

At oncological diseases of different localization, traditional medicine recommends taking into the powder from the seeds 1 g three times a day.

Leaves horseradish mustard plasters can be used instead for various hardening and acute inflammatory processes (abscess, mastitis, boils, as well as bronchitis and pneumonia as a mustard plaster on his back).

To improve bowel horseradish juice drink before a meal to 1 decimal.l.three times a day.The same dosage horseradish juice drink for improving metabolism.

In hypertensive disease has a good effect of the ingestion of a mixture of the following juices:

beet juice - 200 ml of carrot juice - 200 ml, horseradish juice - 200 ml juice of one medium lemon.

All mix, store in the refrigerator.Drink 0.5 cups of mixture 2-3 times a day (for the juice of the rhizome roots of horseradish grind and keep in boiled water for 36 hours).

Fresh Horseradish leaves applied to the lower back with radiculitis.

When Botkin's disease 1 kg of horseradish through a meat grinder (or grate), pour 3 liters of boiling water, leave for 24 hours in a closed vessel and drink 0.5 cups three times daily.

Cirrhosis: take five or six leaves of horseradish together with the root, washed, cut into small pieces and pour 0.5l.kachestvennoy vodkoy.postavit in a dark place for seven days.

mixture overcome the strain, take one tablespoon three times a day for 30 minutes before eating.

tincture Store in the refrigerator.The course of treatment one month, then a break of seven days, and repeat the course.

Use in cooking

In cooking, horseradish is used in pickling and pickling vegetables, it is fed to the freshly grated boiled meat, to the filler and a la carte dishes.Horseradish is often added to the fat and difficult to digest meals.

Since horseradish helps digestion, it can be added to the fat and difficult to digest meals.In cooking, horseradish is used in pickling, pickling vegetables (cucumbers, beets, vegetable mixture) svezhetertym it is fed to the boiled meat, smoked meats, a la carte dishes, to give a special flavor mustard, mayonnaise, a curd pastes, fish, it is added to sauerkraut,cream sauce, served to cutlets.

is recommended to submit to the horseradish with cooked hard-boiled eggs and fat hard cheeses.Very popular mixture of grated horseradish and apple vinegar.Horseradish is best used fresh.When heat treated properties, especially vitamins lost.Horseradish is processed into powder, various extracts, canned.We only grow horseradish varieties "Krenoks" and "Malin".

salad with horseradish and apples

salad with horseradish and apples varieties Antonovka: horseradish grate, mix with finely chopped apples and honey.

Salad of carrots, apples and horseradish

250 g carrots, 100 g of apples, 50 g of horseradish, 250 g sour cream, salt and sugar.

grated mix with sour cream and season to taste with salt and sugar, grated carrots, apples and horseradish.

Horseradish - a valuable vegetable crop, which must be a constant part of daily vitamin food.

refill on Kamchatka

4 tbsp.spoonful of grated horseradish, 3 h. tablespoons sugar, 1 cup sour cream, 2 hard-boiled yellow, juice of 1/2 lemon, chopped dill and parsley, salt.

grated horseradish mixed with sugar, egg yolks and sour cream.Add salt, lemon juice, chopped fresh herbs.Mix well.

Carrot sauce with horseradish

100 g carrots, 1-2 tbsp.spoons of honey, 1 h. spoon of grated horseradish, 1-2 tbsp.spoons of lemon juice, sour cream.

clean the carrots, wash and grate.Honey mixed with lemon juice, add the carrots.Put the horseradish and everything is fine grind.Dilute the cream to the desired thickness.

orange sauce with horseradish

2 orange, 3 tbsp.tablespoons of white wine, 1 tbsp.spoonful of grated horseradish, salt, sugar

Grate the zest from 1 orange, from orange juice to survive.Mix the wine, horseradish, salt and sugar.


Eating Horseradish is contraindicated in gastritis, ulcers, colitis, inflammatory diseases of the liver and kidneys.A large dose of horseradish causes severe irritation.