About the healing properties of horseradish was known even beforeAD, when the Greeks used it as a grinder and a fortifying agent. In our country, the plant was brought from South-Eastern Europe, although many consider horseradish originally Russian plant, since the Slavs cultivated it since the 9th century. Now the root is used not only as a seasoning for meat dishes, but for the preparation of a recipe of home cosmetic, curative and restorative means.
Useful properties of horseradish
Preparation of a medicinal root is intended asfor internal use, and for outdoor use. Horseradish has medicinal properties, due to the contents of mustard essential oil, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, amino acids and enzymes. Essential oil improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, and the food is given a spicy, tangy taste. Widely used horseradish for cosmetic procedures, as it helps to rejuvenate the skin, stimulates hair growth of the head, and also removes toxins from the body. Horseradish preparation is advisable in such diseases:
- Anemia, angina pectoris;
- Hypertension and diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- Gastritis with low acidity;
- Stones in the kidneys;
- Cold-viral diseases;
- Inflammation of the upper respiratory tract;
- Pigmented spots and freckles;
- Hair loss;
- Poor appetite
- Also horseradish is used as an anesthetic.
With all the listed advantages, horseradish hasa number of contraindications. Like all medicinal plants, the root should be used on the recommendation of a doctor and in appropriate quantities. Root of horseradish is, first of all, an acute spice, which is contraindicated in any inflammation. The use of horse radish in large quantities can provoke hypertension. Special care should be taken by people who are characterized by:
- Increased acidity of the stomach;
- Inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal system;
- Kidney and liver disease.
In case of external application,caution: prolonged interaction of tincture of horseradish with skin can cause burns on it. Thus, horseradish is a medicinal and useful plant, which should be consumed in small doses.
Recipes for horseradish with lemon
The beneficial effect of cookinghorseradish with lemon for cough, cold, sore throat and skin lightening. There is a long-standing prescription that effectively helps with bronchitis and coughing. To make it, you need to take 150 grams of horseradish root, wash, clean and pass through a meat grinder. In the resulting mixture squeeze out the juice from two medium lemons. Stir the mixture thoroughly and put in the refrigerator: the medicine is ready. Prepared mixture to take 1 tsp. in the morning before meals for adults, and for children - half the tea. But children can be given such a medicine only from the age of 5. If the disease is not started, a few days later the first positive results are already visible. This remedy also helps with colds. With the inflammation of the throat, this recipe helps:
To lighten the skin from pigment spots you can make a cosmetic mask:
Homemade horseradish recipe
To prepare a savory seasoning you will need:
- Root of horse-radish 1,5 kg;
- Lemon 1 pc .;
- Salt 1 tbsp. l .;
- Sugar 3 tbsp. l .;
Rhizome should be well washed, cleaned andto pass through a meat grinder. In the resulting gruel add salt, sugar and pour steep boiling water to the consistency of thick sour cream. Stir the mixture thoroughly and place in a container. In each jar add a few drops of lemon juice. Spice in jars tightly close and put in the refrigerator. Serve horseradish with lemon to fish and meat dishes. The prepared mixture is stored well for 2-3 months in the refrigerator. When you apply spices to dishes, horseradish can be mixed with sour cream.
The recipe for horseradish with beets
Preparation of this recipe is especially common in Ukrainian cuisine. Beetroot gives a mixture of appetizing red color and a piquant sweetish taste. You need these ingredients:
- Rhizomes of horseradish 10-12 pcs .;
- Beetroot dining room 1 pc .;
- Sugar, salt to taste;
- Table vinegar.
Peel the roots and wash thoroughly. Then soak the horseradish in very cold water for 5-6 hours. This will reduce the burning intensity of the plant, which will make it possible to prepare the seasoning. Further, the roots are ground: either passed through a meat grinder, or tinder on a fine grater. That the smell does not eat out eyes, on a meat grinder put on a bag. To avoid such problems, an electric meat grinder is ideal. Next, grind the raw beets on a grater. From the resulting gruel squeeze the juice. Add the beet juice to the horseradish horseradish, mix thoroughly and add 2 tbsp. l. food vinegar. If the mixture turned out to be very thick, a little bit of boiled chilled water should be added to the consistency of liquid sour cream. In the prepared composition add salt, sugar to taste. After careful mixing, horseradish and beets are laid out in jars, tightly closed and put in a refrigerator. The mixture is ready. The next day you can serve to the chill and fish. Bon Appetit!