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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.

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Spicy foods like horse radish are said to help clear sinuses while garlic, Vitamin C and flavanoids in green tea help to fight infections.
Q: We want to grow vegetables in part of our garden that is overrun with horse radish.
A: Horse radish roots go down to 60cm-90cm (2ft-3ft) so they are difficult to remove.
However, being notoriously late/ light eaters me and the Old Man side-stepped the dinner time menu and opted instead for the sarnies - splendidly fresh doorstep butties filled with thick slabs of roast beef (none of your thin strips of processed nonsense here, mate) accompanied by lettuce and onions served by Stephen's hospitable mum Brenda and rounded off by a whopping big dollop of quintessential horse radish sauce.
When it came to Paddy Englishman's turn he asked for roast beef sandwich with horse radish sauce.
They comprise a family of kits with both high sensitivity and conventional strength reagents for Horse Radish Peroxide (HRP)-based assays, as well as kits designed for Alkaline Phosphatase (AP)-based detection assays in each family.
Breakfast and brunch are served until 4pm and there are tasty sandwiches such as warmed chorizo with home-made horse radish and cucumber relish (pounds 5) available.