(Armoracia rusticana)

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Disadvised in case of gastro-intestinal or thyroid problems.
Hardy perennial with strong root growing to 0,50 m of which one uses the fresh root.

Horseradish (like its cousin the black radish Raphanus Niger and more generally the radish) stimulates the appetite and digestion, also used in case of respiratory affections, it helps to fight colds, influenza, cough.
Also : Diuretic, slightly antibiotic, urinary affections, hepatic stimulant.

Chopped fresh root on a bread slice is a traditional remedy against hay cold.

Horseradish syrup : Cut horseradish out of fine discs, powder with sugar and let macerate 24 hours, save the syrup ; take one soupspoon every hour to calm cough.

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Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia)