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  • Writer's pictureChristopher Twrdy

Medicinal plant: HORSERADISH

Many Austrians also know the medicinal plant horseradish under the name Kren. Within the root there are spicy mustard oil derivatives that have antimicrobial properties. These substances not only work against various bacteria, but also against various viruses and fungi.

After ingestion of sufficiently high amounts of horseradish, the mustard oil derivatives are exhaled via the lungs and excreted via the urinary tract. It therefore makes sense to use it for bronchitis, sinusitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

Horseradish is only suitable in the fresh state, as freshly pressed juice or in quickly processed preparations.

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