A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Other Names: Horseradish, Red Cole, Mountain Radish, Great Raifort, German Mustard, Armoracia Rusticana
Traditional Usages: Food Condiment, Scurvy, Worms, Sciatica, Aching Joints, Whooping Cough, Infected Sinuses, Aids Digestion, Poor Circualtion, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Chilblains, To Arrest Vaginal Discharge, Hoarseness, Rheumatic Joints (Poultice), Common Cold, Influenza, Gout, Chilblains, Promotes Sweating and Reduces Fevers, Cough Remedy, Water Purifier, Antibacterial, Impotence, Constipation, Epilepsy, Hair Loss
Resources: British Isles, Europe, Western Asia, Mediterranean, North India, US,
Parts Used: Roots, leaves
Administration Method: Fresh, dried, cut or ground root, freshly pressed juice.
Herb Action: Antimicrobial
Health Warning: Avoid horseradish if you have stomach and intestinal ulcers or kidney disorders 

Horseradish - Herbal remedy for Sinusitis: Horseradish dissolves mucus. One half to one teaspoon (3–5 grams) of the freshly grated root can be eaten three times per day. Horseradish tincture is also available. One quarter to one half teaspoon (2 - 3 millilitres) can be taken three times per day. To clear excess mucus from the sinus, combine the juice from the horseradish root with the juice of 3 lemons. Take a half teaspoon between meals for several months until the mucus in the sinus clears.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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