The distinctive pungent taste and aroma to it reveals that it is a plant with an unusually large force .. previously added to the exorcism incense .. for we with him today, we can cast out many unpleasant diseases ..
It is not so commonly known that Horseradish is native to the southern regions of Russia. It is so tough that he could extend over almost the entire northern hemisphere. We'll find him naturally grow mainly in places with a nutritious and wetter soil, most often in large groups, which is effective due to its ability to reproduce roots.
How to grow and harvest horseradish?
If we decide to grow horseradish, suffice to anywhere in nature kicks a piece of his roots with a few stitches. He then inflicting the appropriate place and watered. Success of such a method of reproduction horseradish is very large. In contrast, after a few years it could happen that we uncontrollably grow in the garden. It is good once in a while preemptively kick a few plants with the whole root and keep it under control so.
Reply with horseradish harvest as needed throughout the year, preferably in the fall. It can be stored in the basement or in another cold room, like carrots - smothering layer of sand, long-lasting in the fridge to us, but over time loses its power.
Horseradish as a medicine against infectious diseases
In our last article "Know herbs to boost immunity?" we mentioned horseradish as one of the herbs that has a reinforcing effect on our immune system. This is due to how the content of important nutrients, so its antibiotic effect - horseradish in our body is able to effectively eliminate infection. It is therefore an excellent complement to treatments such as colds, tonsillitis and flu, but it can also destroy some of the causative agent in our digestive tract.
Horseradish cough and cold
In the case of diseases associated with cough and fever but we horseradish proves one more great service. It contained essential oils have the wonderful property that established dissolve secretions of the mucous membranes of respiratory tract - both in the nasal passages and the lungs and bronchi. This effect has been felt when slicing or grating, shows the typical tearing, as well as onions.
Horseradish folk healer was already in the distant past often used to treat coughs and colds. Because its flavor is really sharp, and thus its consumption for many difficult or unpleasant, we can mitigate its urgency, for example by mixing in a suitable dish, such as spreads. Classic old recipe to use in time of sickness says that it is best grated and mixed with honey. We then had to use 3x daily one teaspoon dose in children rather slightly reduce.
In just a moment after eating we feel that we have "run cold" odkašláváme easier and better we breathe.
What are the other effects of horseradish?
Horseradish is also recommended as a diuretic for fluid retention - dropsy.
Formerly of its leaves produced tiles - the horseradish pancakes - which attach to the affected joints and rheumatism to stiff and sore muscles. In these cases, relieving pain and stiff tissues released, but he was also an anti-inflammatory, especially in the case of arthritis.
Horseradish in the kitchen
Grated horseradish with apples (or not) in our country is inextricably linked with some traditional Czech feast - the traditional seasonings to Ovar. Suitable but also fish and beef, very popular in our country also has a horseradish sauce. With penetrating flavor and aroma is most commonly used for the production of mustard, dressings and spreads. Prepare it can also horseradish vinegar - loading a few slices of fresh root in wine or apple cider vinegar. This can then be used as a flavoring and as a medicine.
Young leaves of horseradish peasant can add finely chopped in small quantities in vegetable salad that also a nice spice. Personally, I tried to add to the egg spreads and the result was surprisingly good, I highly recommend it!
Bibliography: Encyclopedia of herbs and spices
The author Horseradish treat infections, coughs and colds: Michaela Vorlová