About the medicinal properties of horseradish folk medicine has long been known. In recent times the use of many active substances contained in horseradish, resorts and official medicine, creating on their base of effective drugs.
Therapeutic considered all of the horseradish - roots, leaves, stems, and flowers and seeds, which, however, are formed rarely. As part of horseradish particular release, in addition to active ingredients, essential oils, has a strong antiseptic, and a number of vitamins. The content of vitamin C is not inferior to horseradish lemon and only loses a little black currants and rosehips. In horseradish lurk necessary for the human body minerals such as iron, potassium, sodium, calcium, sulfur, phosphorus and others. The plant is rich in volatile production, essential mustard oil, starch, sugar, resinous substances, fiber, B vitamins and PP. The composition of fresh leaves of horseradish includes carotene.
This rich "content" horseradish allows him to be considered one of the most useful plants used in the fight against many diseases, as well as in the general health of the human body. Traditional medicine uses horseradish and preparations based on it as a powerful aphrodisiac for the digestive system. Few know that the hell - it's a great diuretic, so show people suffering from cystitis, kidney disease, gout and rheumatism. Horseradish effectively removes all kinds of inflammation of the urinary tract.
Poultice of fresh leaves and roots of horseradish rescued from frostbite, relieve the pain of rheumatism, facial neuralgia, gout. Long used an aqueous solution of horseradish juice mixed with vinegar and glycerin, for the treatment of angina and severe coughing.
When used as a seasoning horseradish or specially prepared tools significantly enhances the secretion of digestive glands. Preparations based on it are recommended for the treatment of gastritis with low acidity (obligatory consultation with a doctor!). the use of horseradish shown when the doctor put such diagnoses as pleurisy, pneumonia, myositis, bronchitis, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract.
The benefits of horseradish as a cosmetic product is legendary. Many of them are true. For example, using an aqueous solution of horseradish juice can be made less noticeable pigmentation and freckles. Juice or pulp mask of finely grated horseradish help with hair loss and aging skin. Warning! - Used with caution, since lung inflammation occurs eye and nose, which rapidly disappears upon completion of the procedure. To reduce the side effects of horseradish juice or pulp can be mixed with sour cream or vegetable oil.