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