Unlocking Herbal Secrets: Learning the Power of Horseradish

You probably think of a well-stocked kitchen as a place to satisfy your hunger, but when a kitchen is stocked with herbs as well as foods it becomes a place to fill your belly AND enhance your wellness. One such herb that should be stocked in many kitchens is horseradish. Beyond the distinct flavor it adds to dishes, horseradish holds significant medicinal power for your health.

What is Horseradish?

Horseradish is a pungent spice that comes from the root of the horseradish plant. It offers people a source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Native to Europe and Asia, horseradish can now be found around the world.

What Are Horseradish’s Uses?

If you have ever taken a bite of a dish flavored strongly with horseradish you likely know one of its health benefits: the ability to clear the sinuses. It also has an expectorant effect to stimulate mucus clearing out. Beyond these positive effects on colds, congestion, and sinus problems, horseradish also has antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Also of significant note is horseradish’s glucosinates. Glucosinates have been shown in studies to inhibit and prevent the growth of cancer cells.

How Can I Incorporate Horseradish into My Regime?

If you enjoy the taste of horseradish, you can incorporate freshly grated or dried horseradish into your cooking. You can also take a spoonful of it two to three times per day to clear congestion and relieve sinus discomfort. A concentrated dose can be taken in a pill form to receive some of the benefits as well. A quality supplement will contain no artificial ingredients.

However you chose to incorporate horseradish into your regime, you will now know that a kitchen stocked with horseradish holds healing secrets far greater than a flavor enhancer.