The horseradish is a herbaceous plant of the cruciferous family, it thrives in some parts of Aragon, Catalonia and Castile, and is also cultivated in orchards and gardens. He has a long cylindrical root, large lanceolate leaves and a tall stalk topped by a rich panicles of white flowers. The fruits are globular, Kabyle sustained for long and often fail to fully mature on cultivated plants.
This plant was introduced during the Middle Ages in Europe, used for the manufacture of numerous home remedies, it was known as horseradish gallisco, ie horseradish Galician.
Depending on climatic conditions, can bloom between May and July. The parts used in medicine are the strain and the root, and have a strong spicy flavor, reminiscent of the onion. Besides fresh root can also be grating, cutting, making it bring canned or dry, and should start in late summer or fall start.
The horseradish contains a glycoside called sinigrin. Also contains asparaniga addition, glutamine and arginine. It is a plant rich in vitamin C, having used so as antiscorbutic. Have been found in its composition and bacterostáticas various antiseptic substances.
Accompanying the various meat dishes, this herb has the ability to stimulate gastric and intestinal activity. Thanks to the presence of substances bacterostáticas limiting the action of microorganisms in the digestive tract. Some people eat raw radish, chopped and mixed with salad, a small extent. In central European countries is an article very commonly used culinary. The root is grated fresh, applied on the skin as a poultice, they produce an itch which increases until it becomes unbearable. This repellent action and blistering is much higher than that of the mustard.
Radish wine. With 30 gr. Of horseradish root and cut into small pieces, a pint of white wine. Allow to macerate for seven days, then strained. It can take two glasses of this wine a day, not more.
Syrup. The root is grated horseradish and add an equal weight of sugar root. Mix well and let stand for 24-36 hours. After this time, form a slurry which is collected and squeezed until you release all the juice. This preparation can take two teaspoons in the two main meals, mixed with water or wine. It is useful against rickets and lack of appetite.
Infusion for washing. Used to clarify the defects of skin blemishes. Boil an ounce of the root in a glass of milk is liquid cooled, filtered and applied to the skin as compresses.
HABITAT: "Russia and sporadically in the country
FLOWERING: May, June and July
PART USED: Root
CASTILIAN: Rábano magistro
CATALAN: Rave boscá
Fort antiscorbutic, Digestive Moderate, Against rickets Moderate.
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