Sunday, March 18, 2012

Horseradish in your diet

You have come at a friend's family for lunch.
On the table was served a rich meal, and a small dish of the horseradish sauce you eat for the first time.
You tell yourself:
"I tried everything and come, and to try to ..."
Suddenly, the tears came bursting in your eyes, and mucus comes out of the nose. Red and run to the toilet.
Once you have UMIL and venting nose, you are going to lunch a few more times and sneezes.
Yet you have taken too much sauce, but you know that is so strong ...
Anger is one of the main features of horseradish. Often used in cooking during the holidays, probably to help cleanse the body from heavy food that he consumes.
Beyond its strong horseradish flavor has many medicinal properties.
An old Greek proverb says:
"Radish worth of lead weight, tail weight of silver, and gold weight of horseradish."
Name of horseradish used the ancient Slavs for tree shrub which grows to 1.2 meters with petals arranged crosswise.
Horseradish usually grows in wetter areas. His homeland is eastern and southern Europe, where it still can be found growing wild in their form. In these areas the plant is spread throughout the world.
Wasabi, Japanese horseradish, has a taste similar to the European horseradish. The only difference is that the wasabi green and white horseradish.
Today, horseradish probably one of the least used medicinal plants, which essentially is a pity, since it has a range of activities beneficial to our health.

Properties of drugs horseradish

In ancient times, horseradish along with many medicinal plants mentioned in the writings of the famous natural scientists of the Roman Pliny the Elder called Armoracia.
Apart from the Romans used it as the ancient Greeks to solve problems related to back pain, and against the lack of sexual desire.
During colonial America used to be very effective and natural toothpaste.
Horseradish is rich in minerals and vitamins, great cleans the body and anticancer effect of malignant disease in the liver, colon and small intestine, esophagus and bladder.
This is caused by the fact that it contains ingredients that inhibit these diseases. These ingredients are the glycoside sinigrin and allyl izotiocianat, or modern science interesting for their antibiotic and anticarcinogenic activity.
Allyl izotiocianat act positively against the spread of bacteria in food, which makes it a natural preservative.
Horseradish is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B1, B6, iron and calcium, while we magnesium, phosphorous and vitamin B2 found in somewhat smaller quantities.
In the winter months will protect us from colds, and clean our airways. Horseradish stimulates digestion, heart and circulation, helps with rheumatism and boosts our natural immunity.

The versatile application

When treating or preparing foods with horseradish be used mainly its root.
The root is always the small fish or cut into rings, and never cooked, because it disappears during cooking essential oil it contains.
To gain freshness and flavor particularly angry, horseradish root should be left to stand in water 24 hours.
Then grate it into the cream, soup or any dish of your choice. Angry and strong horseradish flavor will purify your sinuses and airways, no matter how heavy foods consumed.
If you have sensitive digestion, and difficult to tolerate spicy foods, add a little apple to mitigate the severity of this.
To cast away a headache take a horseradish leaves and press them on the painful area.
Also, grated horseradish root in the lining will help you with frostbite, infected wounds, stiff muscles, rheumatic joints and sciatica.
But do not overdo it - too much use of horseradish can cause blisters on the skin. If you have thyroid problems and kidney is recommended that you avoid using this herb.

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