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Horseradish Root - 100 g - Herbal Collection

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Armoracia rusticana



May help with


  • Nutrients Galore. Horseradish packs a nutritional punch well above its weight!
  • Naturally Antibacterial.
  • Boosts Circulation and Clears Mucus.
  • May help with Weight Loss.
  • Speeds Up Metabolism.
  • May Helps with Digestion.
  • May Supports Immunity.


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plant name


Wild horseradish, horseradish (English)


International Latin denomination


Cochlearia armoracia L. = Armoracia rusticana Gaertn. Mey and Scherb.


botanical family


Brassicaceae (Crucifères)


Description and habitat


  • Perennial herbaceous plant of wetlands and the coast (salt meadows), up to 1.20 m high
  • Thick, fleshy root
  • Leaves stalked at the base, large and entire, deeply divided in the middle part, sessile and finely toothed at the top
  • Small white flowers in terminal clusters
  • The fruit is a globose silicle


History and tradition



Parts used


  • Racine


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages





Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil




Plant properties


  • Antiscorbutique
  • Eupeptic, digestive stimulant, increases HCl levels in atrophic gastritis and hyposthenic dyspepsia
  • Disinfectant in periodontosis
  • External rubefacient by sinigroside which releases allyl isothiocyanate by hydrolysis , usable in neuralgia (sciatica) and pulmonary affections
  • Antimicrobial, antibiotic on Gram + and Gram - [2]
  • Antifungal ( isothiocyanates ) against skin fungi ( Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum canis, Epidermophyton floccosum ) [3]
  • Urinary anti-infectives [4]
  • Randomized studies against placebo show the interest of a horseradish- watercress combination in the prevention and treatment of infections of the urinary tract [5] , and in the prophylaxis of infectious episodes of the respiratory tract [6] , [7]
  • Kidney Protector [8]
  • Antitumor [2] , Ehrlich carcinoma in mice, sarcomas in rats and skin cancers in humans [9]
  • The peroxidases contained in the root would make it possible to eliminate phenols from wastewater [10]


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Bronchitis, sinusitis [11] , [12] , diseases of the respiratory tree [13]
  • Infections de la cavité buccale (Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Lactobacillus casei, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Candida albicans, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Prevotella nigrescens, Clostridium perfringens) [14]
  • Urinary infections [15]
  • Maldigestions
  • Low-grade chronic inflammation, increased sedimentation rate of unexplained cause (unexplained clinical observations in patients with negative results, long-term TM 25 drops per day)


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


  • Glucosinolates ( sulphur molecules) confer effects on the hepatic, bronchial and cutaneous spheres
  • When the tissues of glucosinolate plants are damaged, they are hydrolyzed by an enzyme, the “myrosinase” always present in this type of plant which produces Sulfur and isothiocyanates
  • Plant thiocyanates capture iodine and prevent its uptake in the thyroid


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • Hypothyroidism by prolonged use ( plant thiocyanates capture iodine and prevent its thyroid fixation, potential risk)


Bibliographic references


  1. Go↑ Agneta, R., Möllers, C. & Rivelli, A.R. Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), a neglected medical and condiment species with a relevant glucosinolate profile: a review. Genet Resour Crop Evol 60, 1923–1943 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-013-0010-4
  2. Go to :2,0 et 2,1 Nguyen Nhat Minh, Sándor Gonda, Gábor Vasas. A Review on the Phytochemical Composition and Potential Medicinal Uses of Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) Root. Food Reviews International , Volume 29, 2013 - Issue 3 - Pages 261-275 https://doi.org/10.1080/87559129.2013.790047
  3. Go↑ Choi KD, Kim HY, Shin IS. Antifungal activity of isothiocyanates extracted from horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) root against pathogenic dermal fungi. Food Sci Biotechnol. 2017 Jun 27;26(3):847-852. doi: 10.1007/s10068-017-0104-4. eCollection 2017. PMID 30263612
  4. Go↑ Sabahat Saeed. Herbal Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection. Int. J. Biol. Biotech., 7 (4): 347-352, 2010. texte intégral
  5. Go↑ Albrecht U, Goos KH, Schneider B. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a herbal medicinal product containing Tropaeoli majoris herba (Nasturtium) and Armoraciae rusticanae radix (Horseradish) for the prophylactic treatment of patients with chronically recurrent lower urinary tract infections. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Oct;23(10):2415-22. PMID 17723159
  6. Go↑ Fintelmann V, Albrecht U, Schmitz G, Schnitker J. Efficacy and safety of a combination herbal medicinal product containing Tropaeoli majoris herba and Armoraciae rusticanae radix for the prophylactic treatment of patients with respiratory tract diseases: a randomised, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III trial. Curr Med Res Opin. 2012 Nov;28(11):1799-807. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2012.742048. PMID 23083066
  7. Go↑ Goos KH, Albrecht U, Schneider B. Efficacy and tolerability of a herbal drug with nasturtium herb and horseradish in acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and acute cystitis in comparison to other therapies under the conditions of daily practice. Results of a prospective cohort study [Efficacy and safety profile of a herbal drug containing nasturtium herb and horseradish root in acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and acute urinary tract infection in comparison with other treatments in the daily practice/results of a prospective cohort study]. Drug Research. 2006;56(3):249-57. German. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1296717. PMID 16618018 .
  8. Go↑ Antony, A. S., Jayasankar, K., Roy, P. D., Pankaj, N., Dhamodaran, P., Duraiswamy, B., & Elango, K. (2010). Renal Protectant Activity of Cochlearia armoracia in 5/6-Nephrectomized Rat Model. Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics, 2(4), 300-302.
  9. Go↑ Matthes, T., & Schmidt, K. (1955). Carcinolytic effect of Cochlearia armoracia in Ehrlich's ascites cancer in mouse, in Jensen sarcoma in rat and in cancer of the skin in humans. Arztliche Forschung, 9(8), I-358.
  10. Go↑ Stanisavljević, M., & Nedić, L. (2004). Removal of phenol from industrial wastewaters by horseradish-Cochlearia armoracia L-peroxidase. Facta universitatis-series: Working and Living Environmental Protection, 2(4), 345-349.
  11. Go↑ Eric Yarnell. The Botanical Approach to Chronic Sinusitis. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. February 2009, 4(2): 109-111. https://doi.org/10.1089/act.1998.4.109
  12. Go↑ Eric Yarnell, Kathy Abascal, Carol G. Hooper. Chronic Sinusitis. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. July 2004, 9(1): 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1089/10762800360520785
  13. Go↑ WALTHER, J. Treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract with an extract from Cochlearia armoracia (horseradish). Die Medizinische, 1959, vol. 4, no 2, p. 78.
  14. Go↑ Park HW, Choi KD, Shin IS. Antimicrobial activity of isothiocyanates (ITCs) extracted from horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) root against oral microorganisms. Biocontrol Sci. 2013;18(3):163-8. PMID: 24077540
  15. Go↑ Schindler, E., Zipp, H., & Marth, I. (1960). Comparative clinical studies on non-specific urinary tract infections with an enzyme-glycoside mixture obtained from horseradish roots (Cochlearia armoracia L.). Arzneimittel-Forschung, 10, 919.
  • Lucienne Bézanger-Beauquesne & Madeleine Pinkas (1964) Medicinal plants of the Nord region (Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Somme), Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France, 111:sup3, 380-404, DOI: 10.1080/00378941.1964 .10838433
  • Gerst, A. Horseradish. Phytotherapy, 2015, vol. 13, no. 4, p. 255-261.
  • Vucetic, J. (Faculty of Chemistry, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)); Gojgic-Cvijovic, G .; Cirovic, M .; Radovanovic, E. Chemical composition, nutritive value and medical application of horseradish. Food and Nutrition (1994) c. 35 (3-4) p. 56-58 [1]


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Do not exceed the daily dose.


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