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Horseradish and its medicinal properties

If you need a cure that will energize you and protect you from colds, rheumatic seizures, migraines, sinus infections or respiratory diseases, horseradish is what you are looking for.  

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Known by the Greeks and Romans as an invincible cure for colds, horseradish quickly spread to the households of other countries, and has been known and appreciated since then.

The root was cooked and used as a cure for quinsy; the flowers were used as tea that cured colds; the raw leaves, applied as a compress on the forehead, were sure to clear the mind and chase away migraines.

The root is the most valuable part of horseradish not only for gastronomic, but also for medicinal uses.

Research has shown that horseradish is very rich in active substances: vitamins (especially vitamin C and B complex), minerals, acids, natural antibiotics, enzymes, plant hormones, oils, and peroxidase, a very valuable antioxidant.

It combats chronic fatigue

Horseradish is a valuable spice, helping to revive the body. Due to its chemical composition, it has a long-lasting toning action; therefore, horseradish therapy is indicated in combating chronic fatigue.

If you want to regain your strength, a preparation based on horseradish is very refreshing and it increases your ability to concentrate. Wash well 12 eggs, put them in a vessel (shell and all), and pour over the juice squeezed from 12 lemons.

After eight hours, remove the eggs from the juice, break them up and mix them well, and then put them back into the bowl containing the lemon juice. Add the 1 kg cleaned and grated horseradish, 1 liter of natural strong brandy and 1 kg of honey.

Age this mixture in a covered container, and after nine days you can start treatment. You must take three spoons of it after meals. After a 30 days break, you can repeat the therapy.

Horseradish is good for persons suffering from asthma

This pungent root has beneficial effects in conditions such as asthma, rheumatism, gout, bronchitis, urinary stones and leucorrhea. Grate ten horseradish roots and place them in a jar to fill up to one-third of the space. Fill the remaining space with 80° white spirit. Leave the mixture to soak for eight days, and then squeeze the contents.
You can take half a teaspoon of this remedy three to four times daily. Externally, the tincture obtained can be used as efficiently in rheumatism and to treat wounds.

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 It combats sinusitis

 To get rid of the troubles created by sinusitis, use a horseradish poultice on the forehead: spread two teaspoons of grated horseradish on a piece of cloth and put it on your forehead. Your nose will unclog shortly after, as this treatment removes secretions and clears the airways. This therapy, with immediate effect, should be continued for five days in a row.

It helps in cases of bronchitis

 Horseradish is recommended in the treatment of chronic bronchitis and respiratory diseases, because it has a strong antibiotic and expectorant effect, and it dilates the bronchoids. Grated a horseradish root and add four teaspoons of honey to it.

After 30 minutes, squeeze the juice well and boil it with ten tablespoons of water. After the mixture is cooked, strain it, allow it to cool, and then mix it with raw syrup. Take three tablespoons of this medicine per day.

 Grated horseradish for the stomach

 Slow digestion and hypo-acidic gastritis is treated effectively with two or three tablespoons of grated horseradish that is consumed during the main meals. The treatment must be at least 21 days.

 It treats anemia

 If you are anemic, or you want to prevent occurrence of kidney stones or to improve your heart rate, horseradish is your ally. Tonic wine prepared from radishes isery effective for any of these troubles.

You need a liter of natural red wine and 15 tablespoons of grated horseradish. Put the ingredients into a bottle, let them soak for ten days, and then filter the wine. Many experts recommend to consume three to four tablespoons per day, for an interval of three weeks.