Spice up your Life – The Healing Power of Horseradish!

Do you love horseradish? It’s very popular, not only for it’s powerful flavor but for it’s healing properties! Horseradish is a weedy herb with a perennial root. It was originally cultivated for medicinal purposes instead of for cooking. Horseradish is a natural antibiotic and studies have shown that it can be very useful in healing bronchitis, ear infections, sinusitis, and digestive issues. It’s also been said to help heal frustrating urinary tract infections. If you ever get the flu or strep throat, horseradish has healing properties that can help speed up your recovery time. Horseradish pairs nicely with basil, fennel seed, celery, parsley and rosemary. You can incorporate it into your diet by using the leaves in salads, the root to flavor fish dishes and vinegar. Horseradish also works well in dishes with apple, beans, and potatoes. Check out the horseradish powder from MySpiceSage. Love it!

FAST FACT:

- Did you know that an estimated 85 percent of the world’s horseradish is grown here in the USA? It also stays here because Americans consume six million gallons of horseradish a year!

- Raw horseradish has no odor but if you cut into the flesh, the smell can open up your sinuses!

References: Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwal. Sterling Publishing Co, 2011. New York, NY.

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