Health benefits of horseradish

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One of the main features of horseradish is its strong and keen taste. Often used in the preparation of food during the holidays, probably so that the body can be more easily cleaned of heavy food that you consume during the holidays. In addition to having a strong flavor, horseradish also contains many medicinal properties. It is rich in minerals and vitamins, an excellent detoxifier and anti-cancer effect in malignant disease in the liver, colon and small intestine, esophagus and bladder.


This is caused by the fact that it contains substances that inhibit the specific disease. These ingredients suglikozid sinigrin and allyl isothiocyanate, to modern science is very much interesting because of its antibiotic and anticarcinogenic activity. Allyl isothiocyanate has a positive effect against the spreading of bacteria in food, which makes it a natural preservative. Horseradish is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B1, B6, iron and calcium, while we will found magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin B2 in smaller amounts. In the winter, it will protect us from the cold and clean our airways. It stimulates digestion, heart rate and blood circulation, helps with rheumatism and raises our natural immunity.

When treating diseases or preparing meals with horseradish is used mainly its root. The root is always grated finely or cut into rings, and never cooked, because cooking disappears essential oil contained therein. To gain freshness and particularly “hot” taste, horseradish root should be left to stand in water for 24 hours. Then grate it into the cream, soup, or any dish to your liking. “Hot” and strong flavor of horseradish refine your sinuses and airways, no matter how heavy food is consumed. But if you have sensitive digestion and difficult to tolerate spicy food, add a little apple to alleviate this fierceness.

To cast away the headache take horseradish leaves and press them on the sore spot. Also, the grated root of horseradish in the lining will help you with frostbite, infected wounds, stiff muscles, rheumatic joints and sciatica.


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