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Horseradish Plant

Image of  Horseradish
Image of  Horseradish
Image of Horseradish
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Armoracia rusticana

Far more uses than just making horseradish sauce, although this is probably the most common!

  • Vigorous grower that spreads.
  • Harvest in Autumn.
  • Will grow in all soil types and pots.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Roots are lifted in Winter, washed, scraped and peeled with potato peeler; can then be grated and mixed with mayonnaise or similar for your own horseradish sauce.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Reaches 2 - 3 feet (60 - 100 cm) tall.
  • Plant in good deep rich soil.
  • Prefers full sun but will grow anywhere.
  • White flowers May - July on a tall spike.
  • Always leave some roots to grow on for the next year.
  • Harvest roots in Autumn (store in a dark, cool place or in sand).
  • Vigorous and spreads (so you may prefer to grow in a pot).
  • Do NOT plant near aconite (the roots can be confused with potentially fatal results).
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Leaves can be eaten in salads.
  • Making horseradish sauce.
  • Can be grated into dips, coleslaw, cream cheese and mayonnaise.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • High Vitamin C content.
  • Has anti-bacterial, diuretic and stimulant properties.
  • Horseradish and honey when gargled are said to be good for sore throats.
  • Can be used as a tonic for the liver and spleen.
  • Can help digestion and wind!
  • Can ease arthritis, gout, urinary tract infections and sciatica.
  • Due to the fact that Horseradish increases perspiration it can help with colds and flus.
  • Can be used to prevent hayfever
  • The leaves are said to help in the healing of chillblains, cuts and burns.
  • Other Uses.
  • Can be planted near potatoes to make the tubers more disease resistant.
  • Can be used as a spray to treat apple trees against brown rot.
  • The leaves can be chopped into dog food to dispel worms and improve body tone.
  • Leaves can be boiled for a deep yellow dye.

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As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using. Used external may cause skin rashes. Do not take large doses if pregnant or suffering from kidney problems.  Excess can cause vomitting. Not recommended if you have stomach ulcers or thyroid problems. 

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