Horseradish is invaluable through its chemical composition and richness in vitamins and minerals (there are 120 mg Calcium, 580 mg Potassium, 70 mg Phosphorus, 35 mg Magnesium, over 2000 mg Iron, 80 mg Sodium, 200 mg Sulphur, vitamin C and others in 100 g of horseradish).
In the manuscripts of the thirteenth century, horseradish was entitled “Eye of the King” and its roots were compared to gold. Indeed, horseradish has a wide range of action on condition that it is fresh and that in the process of preservation it did not exceed the temperature of 45°C, which could lead to the loss of vitamins and its therapeutic properties.
Horseradish recipes for different medical problems
Angina pectoris – Eat on an empty stomach freshly shaven radish mixed with honey (one spoonful of shaven radish and one full spoonful of honey) an hour before breakfast daily for a month.
In case of obesity, mix a glass of shaven horseradish with a kg of honey and eat one teaspoon three times a day.
Tonsillitis, gingivitis, toothaches – Grate fresh horseradish root. Infuse a spoonful in 100 ml of boiled cool water for ten minutes. Gargle four-five times a day, especially after meal.
Cholecystitis – Prepare dough made of flour and oil. Make a pie, cover it with shaven horseradish and apply it on the affected area. You might get a burning feeling, but you have to endure it until the area is warm. At the same time, administer one infusion of one spoonful of shave horseradish in 400 ml of boiling water. Infuse for one hour, filter it, and drink 60 ml four times a day before meals (to eliminate the stones).
Headaches due to colds – Inhale the scent of shaven horseradish and apply the poultice on your nape.
Lumbar pain, arthritis, myositis – Mix in equal measures shaven horseradish, black radish and sour cream. Apply on the affected areas, cover it with cellophane and tie it with a woollen scarf. Hold the poultice until you get a strong burning feeling. Apply it daily before bedtime or three-four times a week.
- Another option: mix a glass of shaven horseradish with a glass of shaven potatoes. The obtained poultice is applied for two hours or less depending on the patient’s skin sensitivity. In case of acute pain, mix horseradish with oven baked potatoes that are still hot and apply on the affected area, then cover it with a layer of wool. The pain will go away in two hours.
- Alternative radish and mustard baths: Day One: tie 50-70 g of shaven horseradish in piece of gauze and introduce it in a bathtub with warm water (37-38°C). The patient will bathe for 15-20 minutes. Day Two: dissolve 400 g of mustard powder in warm water and then pour the mixture in a bathtub with lukewarm water (35-36°C). Bathe for 6-7 days. After each bath take a hot shower in order to prevent the rashes.
- Shaven horseradish is spread on a linen or cotton towel and then applied on the affected area. In order to be easier to be applied, the horseradish is put in tights, spread over their length and then applied on the spinal cord.
Oedema, ascites – Mix 150 g of shaven horseradish with the zest from two-three lemons and administer a spoonful after each meal.
Hypertension – A glass of shaven horseradish is mixed with a glass of water and is left for 36 hours to macerate. Squeeze well and mix it with a glass of beetroot juice, a glass of carrot juice, a glass of honey and the zest from one lemon. Eat a spoonful three times a day one hour before meals.
Indigestion – Administer during the meals or after a spoonful of: 100 g shaven horseradish and 500 g of shaven beetroot.
Migraines – Mince a whole orange (two parts), horse radish (one part) and thyme (one part) and mix them with five spoonfuls of sweet red wine. Consume a spoonful four times a day.
Chronic otitis media – One or two drops of undiluted horseradish juice is put into the ears.
Gallbladder stones – Pour 400 ml of seethed water over one spoonful of shaven horseradish, infuse for an hour and filter it. Drink 60-70 ml four times a day before meals.
Coughing, colds, flu – Drink the aforementioned infusion five or six times a day before meals: children only one teaspoon and adults a spoonful. Keep the infusion two days in the fridge.
Sinusitis – Shaven horseradish is applied on the nose through a layer of gauze. Cover it with cellophane. Hold it as long as you can. Keep your eyes closed. In parallel, drink lukewarm thyme tea.
Horseradish water strengthens immunity, appetite, contains vitamin C as does lemon zest, fights off germs, cleanses the blood, and alleviates periodontitis, stomatitis and gingivitis.
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