Health benefits of Horseradish Root

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Fresh grown 100% certified Organic Horseradish is another of the ingredients of our Organic Root Cider. You can read about the other all 100% certified Organic on our Ingredients Page.

Some of the Health benefits of Horseradish are:
Immune System Health and Cancer Prevention   Horseradish contains significant amounts of cancer-fighting compounds called glucosinolates, which can increase the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and may suppress the growth of tumors.    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14751298
Can Help Reduce Blood Pressure
Aids Digestion
Can Help Improve Metabolic Function
Natural Antibacterial Quality
Can Help Clear Respiratory Conditions
Can Improve Immune System Health and Aid In Cancer Prevention
Weight Loss:
                Horseradish can act as a diuretic, and help people who are suffering from water retention problems and edema. The root is a natural diuretic, which helps to improve urine flow, flushing fluids out of the body.
Can Help Reduce Blood Pressure:
                It is hypothesized that horseradish peroxide acts by stimulating the synthesis of arachidonic acid metabolites
Can Aid Digestion:
                Some of the volatile phyto-chemical compounds in the root stimulate secretion of salivary, gastric, and intestinal digestive enzymes, and thereby facilitate digestion. It thus, works as a potent gastric stimulant which increases appetite.
Can Help Improve Metabolic Function
                Horseradish  contains many volatile phyto-chemical compounds, which give its much-famed biting character. Some of the major constituents in the root are allyl isothiocyanate, 3-butenyl isothiocyanate, 2-propenylglucosinlate (sinigrin), 2-pentyl isothiocyanate, and phenylethyl isothiocyanate. It has been found that these compounds have been known to carry anti-oxidant and detoxification functions.
Natural Antibacterial Quality:
                Due to its antibiotic properties, horseradish can also be used to help treat urinary tract infections (UTI) and destroy bacteria in the throat that can cause bronchitis, coughs and related problems. The German Commission E (the German equivalent of the FDA) has approved horseradish as an adjunct treatment to prescription drugs for UTIs.
Can Help Clear Respiratory Conditions:
                Now it appears that it is also helpful in treating sinusitis. A recent study showed that taking horseradish was about as effective as standard antibiotics.

 

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