Folk names of the herb
Horseradish, horseradish, horseradish.
Description of horseradish, dry chopped root
The plant develops a massive, fleshy, white root that is branched. The stem is erect, up to 125 cm high, branched at the top. The main leaves are on long stalks - up to 30 cm, broadly lanceolate, toothed, the stem leaves are pinnately cut. The flowers are white, gathered in racemes. The fruits are pods with a spherical shape. It blooms from May to July.
Action of horseradish, dry cut root
Appetite-stimulating, choleretic, digestive, antirheumatic, antimicrobial, diuretic. The local irritant effect of horseradish is associated with the glycoside sinigrin, which releases allylsinape essential oil upon hydrolysis. This irritating effect on the receptors determines the stimulation of digestion, as well as the antirheumatic and antidiuretic effect. It has been experimentally proven that fresh horseradish roots lower blood glucose levels and improve the course of experimental diabetes. The presence of the antibiotic armoracin gives antimicrobial action to the roots.
Application of horseradish, dry chopped root
It is used for anorexia, insufficiency of bile secretion, rheumatism, edema, diabetes, inflammatory processes, as a spice.
How to use horseradish, dried chopped root
Consumed grated roots, seasoned with vinegar (as a spice and for the treatment of anorexia), in a mixture with yogurt 1:10 (for diabetes) or honey in a ratio of 1: 1 (to stimulate digestion) 1 tbsp. before meals, 3 times a day. Fresh root juice can also be used. In larger quantities, insufficient dilution or prolonged exposure to the drug can occur unwanted inflammatory changes - gastritis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or pain, redness, tissue necrosis (when applied to the skin).
Contraindications to horseradish, dry cut root
It is necessary to pay attention to the dosage when using horseradish, because an overdose can lead to an inflammatory reaction of the mucous membranes, as well as intoxication.
Horseradish — Armoracia lapathifolia Gilb. (= Nasturtium armoracia Fries. - Armoracia rusticana Gartn. = Cochlearia armoracia L.) - from the family Cruciferae - is a perennial herbaceous plant. The rhizomes are cylindrical with a yellowish bark, penetrating deep into the soil. Their inside is white, juicy. They have a very sharp, spicy taste. The stem is up to 1 m high. The leaves are large, up to 40 cm long, lanceolate, toothed, smaller on the stem. The flowers are white, small.
August - October.
Way of picking
The rhizomes are removed in late summer - the seeds.
According to the order, the removed rhizomes are handed over fresh to the harvesting organization, where they are buried in sand or soil until the time of use, or are prepared for drying by cleaning them from soil, above-ground parts, etc. and washed.
Method of drying
The rhizomes thus prepared are dried in ventilated rooms or in dryers at a temperature of up to 35 °.
From 4-5 kg of fresh rhizomes 1 kg of dry is obtained.
In dry and ventilated rooms. Store for a short time. Fresh rhizomes buried in sand or soil can be preserved for a year without losing much of their quality, provided that the awakened buds are removed as soon as they appear.
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