Horseradish has been called “America’s Favorite Root”. It has a storied history of over 3000 years of medicinal uses. In the earliest times, it was believed to be found in Egypt 1500 years before the birth of Christ. A very hearty plant, it can now be cultivated almost anywhere.
Horseradish has been used as an aphrodisiac. It has been said that it can make a man’s blood boil. It is proven scientifically to fight off certain pathogens such AS E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus , and Listeria. In addition, horseradish is a digestive aid. Horseradish is a natural diuretic and is used to treat minor health problems such as urinary tract infections. It has been used in the treatment of bronchitis, sinus congestion and coughs.
A tea made from horseradish flowers can allay the symptoms of a serious cold. The spicy root of horseradish can be used as a natural treatment against rheumatic disorders and respiratory disorders, especially the superior respiratory ways.
It is a beneficial herb because of its allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) content. it is also graced with a high amount of vitamin C and B complex as well as nutritive minerals (potassium, calcium, iron), natural antibiotics and even enzymes.
Horseradish is also a natural choice for flavoring foods in weight loss programs. Combined with the benefits inherent in the root, the pungent scent, and the spicy flavor, horseradish has an important role in every household worldwide.