Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)

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Commonly a herb eaten with roast beef, Horseradish is originally a wild herb that can be found growing on roadsides (if you can recognise it!) It often resembles a dockleaf. The root is the main medicinal part and has a strong peppery taste and smell. Leaves have a milder peppery flavour and are a great addition to salads. Anyone who knows wasabi… will recognise the flavour and smell.

Full of benefits, particularly to the respiratory system as well as the sinuses.

Horseradish will…

  • Aids digestionwhere indigestion, nausea and inflammation are a problem
  • Boost immunity
  • Clears blocked sinuses (within seconds!)
  • Aids the respiratory systemby it’s decongestant and expectorant properties (clearing the head and lungs from mucous), and eases sore throats and spasmodic, irritating coughs and asthma
  • Eases joint pain, particularly with conditions like arthritis, when taken daily or used externally (as per infused oil recipe below), due to it’s anti-inflammatory qualities
  • Natural diuretic – can help dissolve kidney stones and ease bladder infections
  • Naturally detoxifies the body and targets parasites within the digestive system too!



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