horseradish

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A vegetable that contains asparagin, resin, sinigrin—which converts to mustard oil—and vitamin C; horseradish is antimicrobial, antiseptic, diaphoretic, diuretic, and a cardiovascular and gastrointestinal tonic; it is used for upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, rheumatic disease and gout, neuralgias, neck pain, stiffness; the leaves are used for food poisoning
Toxicity Excess use on the skin causes blistering; horseradish may depress thyroid activity

horseradish,

n Latin name:
Armoracia rusticana; part used: roots; uses: abortifacient, joint inflammation, diuretic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, sinusitis; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, toxic (internally in large amounts); patients with thyroid conditions, kidney disease, and ulcers. Also called
great mountain root, pepperrot, great raifort, or
red cole.

horseradish

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Zanthoxylum piperitum, Houttuynia cordata, Armoracia rusticana and Orostachys japonicus showed relatively low activity compared with Rosa rugosa.
Park JC, Choi JS, Yu YB, Lee JH (2000b) Effect of methanol extract and kaempferol glycosides from Armoracia rusticana on the formation of lipid peroxide in bromobenzene-treated rats in vitro.