The benefits and uses of horseradish for coughs and colds

Among natural antibiotics, there is a group of plants that have an antibiotic effect. For example, plants containing menthol-glycosides. These are mustard, onion, horseradish, radish, garlic. For them, the carrier of the key active substance is an essential oil with an intense odor. The antimicrobial properties of these plants are based on sinful glycosides and rhodic acid.

Horseradish, which contains a large list of active substances, is used both as a seasoning and for therapeutic purposes. It contains glycosides, rhodic acid, vitamin C, sulfur (S), potassium (K). 

One tablespoon (15 grams) of cooked horseradish contains:

  • 7.2 calories
  • 1.7 g carbohydrates
  • 0.2 grams of protein
  • 0.1 g fat
  • 0.5 g dietary fiber
  • 3.7 milligrams vitamin C (6 percent DV)
  • 8.6 mcg folic acid 

The healing effect of horseradish

  • warming effect for skin and mucous membranes;
  • enhances blood supply to the kidneys;
  • diuretic properties;
  • stimulates bile outflow;
  • cleans the blood, normalizes blood supply;
  • liquefies phlegm when coughing; 
  • contains glucokinase that lower blood sugar; 
  • activates the functions of the liver, pancreas, and gastrointestinal tract, can help with a variety of digestive disorders and loss of appetite;
  • relieves rheumatic, gouty, neuralgic pain;
  • helps with upper respiratory tract infections and infections in the bladder

You should not use horseradish for diarrhea, but it will be useful for constipation. Horseradish (like other products similar in composition) is not recommended for people who are allergic to senfoli. 

The benefits and uses of horseradish for coughs and colds

Horseradish with natural honey 

Due to its antibiotic properties, horseradish has been used for many years in traditional medicine to treat bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, and colds.

It will help with coughs, asthma attacks, and colds. Honey will slightly neutralize the pungency of horseradish and give it a pleasant taste. This composition liquefies phlegm, normalizes breathing, and destroys pathogens.

1 tbsp. a spoonful of horseradish (grate) mix with 3 tbsp. spoons of honey. We take 1 teaspoon 5 times a day. The effect of such a mixture will increase if you add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of chopped onions. We add 5 tbsp to this composition. tablespoons of drinking water. Bring the mixture to a boil. After it has cooled down, we use it as indicated in the recommendations. 

Attention! This recipe is contraindicated for diabetics.

If rheumatism, sciatica or headaches torment you, you can apply a horseradish compress

We rub a piece of root about 10 cm long on a fine grater, add a little water, and mix. The mixture should work well. We apply the resulting mass in a thin layer on a linen napkin and apply it to the problem area of ​​the body. If a headache pesters, apply a compress to the back of the head. After 5 minutes, remove the compress. If the skin is rather sensitive, lubricate it with oil beforehand.

Alcohol tincture of horseradish will help in the case of cleansing and disinfecting non-healing wounds

We rub ½ of the root on a grater and pour 70% alcohol. We stand for 2 hours. Next, we filter the composition through cheesecloth and dilute with water in equal proportions. We apply the tincture several times a day in the form of compresses to problem areas.

The benefits and uses of horseradish for coughs and colds

Horseradish tea for fever, flu, urinary tract infections

1 tbsp. a spoonful of horseradish (grate coarsely) pour a glass of boiling water, cover, and leave for 5 minutes. We drink 3-4 glasses of tea a day.

With indigestion. Into a cup of warm milk, add 1 teaspoon of horseradish (finely grate), stir. We drink 1 time a day in the evening.

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