Horseradish Root

From our list of ailments, see what Horseradish Root can be used for:

  • Gout
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sinus

Natural Remedies using Horseradish Root

Horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. It is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn.

Dosages (Horseradish Tree) — 1 tsp root bark tincture in syrup every 3 hours for malaria and nephrosis (JFM).

Gout, Postnasal Drip, Respiratory Problems, Sinus

The Benefit of using Horseradish Root as a natural cure

Activities (Horseradish Tree) — Abortifacient (1; HHB; KAB; KAP; PH2; SUW); Alexeteric (f; KAB); Analgesic (1; KAB; KAP; MPI; WBB); Antibacterial (1; KAP; WBB); Antidote (f; NUT); Antiedemic (1; MPI); Antiinflammatory (1; KAP; MPI; TRA); Antipyretic (f; JFM); Antiseptic (1; WBB); Antispasmodic (f; HHB; KAP); Antitumor (1; TRA); Antiviral (1; KAP); Aperitif (f; KAB); Aphrodisiac (f; HHB; KAB); Astringent (f; KAB); Cardiodepressant (1; MPI); Cardiotonic (1; HHB; NUT; SKJ; SUW); Carminative (f; KAB; SUW); Cholagogue (f; HHB; NUT); Choleretic (f; KAP); Depurative (f; NUT); Diuretic (1; JFM; KAP; NUT); Ecbolic (f; NUT); Emetic (f; HHB; KAP; NUT); Emmenagogue (f; KAP; PH2); Estrogenic (1; HHB); Expectorant (f; KAB; KAP); Fungistat (1; WBB); Hypertensive (1; HHB; MPI; NUT); Hypotensive (1; HHB; MPI; WBB); Immunostimulant (1; TRA); Immunosuppressant (1; TRA); Laxative (f; HHB; JFM; NUT);

Dosages (Horseradish) — 20 g fresh root (KOM); 1–2 tbsp fresh root (PED); 2–4 g fresh root before meals (CAN); 1–2 drachms grated root (FEL); 1.5–3 g dry root (PED); 2 g dry root:10 ml alcohol/10 ml water (PED); 0.5–1 tsp root 3 ×/day (SKY); 2–3 ml tincture 3 ×/day (SKY).

Excessive doses may lead to diarrhea or night sweats. ‘One case of a heart attack has been recorded—the patient survived” (TAD). Horseradish peroxidase hypotensive (ivn cat), stimulates arachidonic acid metabolites (CAN).

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Horseradish Tree) — Not covered (AHP; KOM). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). 15 g root bark is an abortive (HHB), hence contraindicated in pregnancy (PH2). 5 g/kg led to gastric hyperkeratosis and liver steatosis orally in rat (PH2). Parenteral dose of 22–50 mg/kg glucosinolate is lethal in mice.