Horseradish Root Powder Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Horseradish
Scientific Name: Armoracia Rusticana
Common Uses: Diuretic, rubefacient, stomachic, stimulant, laxative. The diuretic properties of fresh Horseradish make it useful for gouty and rheumatic problems and also bladder infections. For the latter, take 3-4 tbsp. a day of grated Horseradish with wine vinegar and some grape sugar, (dextrose). For colitis and intestinal problems due to putrefaction, 15-20 drops of juice taken 3 times a day between meals will help. For catarrhal lung problems, coughs, and asthma, take Horseradish combined with honey and raw sugar. Used to treat disorders of the renal system, kidney stones, and dropsy. Externally, it is used as an irritant to stimulate blood flow; fresh Horseradish can be made into a poultice, add a little cornstarch to the grated herb, for rheumatism, poultice for bronchitis, and into a bath additive for chilblains. Stimulates the appetite and acts as a tonic to the whole system. Has been useful in regenerating blood vessels, especially the arteries, and reduce the blood pressure. The freshly grated root, combined with vinegar or lemon juice, is used as a condiment with meat. It is also an ingredient in many sauces. Fresh root will not keep more than 3 months.Very pungent flavor, the roots are high in vitamin C. Plant at corners of a potato patch to deter potato bug.
*Warnings: Do not take large quantities of Horseradish at one time. Stop taking it if diarrhea, vomiting, or night sweating occurs. The fiery taste of Horseradish would deter any large doses normally. It is best to use the fresh herb if it is available.
Origin: Native to southeastern Europe and western Asia, and occasionally found wild but usually cultivated in other parts of the world.