picture: mid-August 2004
grows back each year from the root.
circulatory stimulant, antiseptic (esp. lungs, urinary), diuretic,
externally to stimulate circulation over inflamed joints or tissues (eg. rheumatism), bronchial and urinary infections
WARNING: like all members of the cabbage and mustard family, horseradish tends to depress thyroid function and should be avoided where thyroid levels are low.
We like planting horseradish and comfrey at the base of our young trees; theyare bio-accumulators and use their long taproots to draw nutrients from the lower soil. We cut the leaves and place them at the base of the tree to compost, making the accumulated nutrients available to the tree.
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