How Can I Use Horseradish For Medicinal Purposes?


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Horseradish is diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, and stomachic. It is good for colds, coughs, sore throats, and lung congestion. It also stimulates appetite.

Use the fresh root and prepare a syrup by grating to make 2 loosely packed cups of horseradish. Soak this in enough honey to just cover and steep for 4-8 hours. Strain the mixture, then add a little water to the strained-out horseradish and simmer it in a pot for 10 minutes. Strain the horseradish out again and add the liquid to the honey mixture. Take 1 teaspoon 3 times per day for hoarseness and colds.

Externally, chopped or grated horseradish can be applied as a plaster or a compress for sprains and stiffness. Be sure to check for skin irritation and remove the horseradish if pronounced redness occurs.

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