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How to Use Horseradish for Bronchitis – Remedy Recipes

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Horseradish can be used as a home remedy to help relieve bronchitis, sinus congestion, asthma, cold, flu and cough. It can also be used to relieve headaches, sciatica, gout, rheumatic and arthritic pains and swellings, and urinary tract infections.


Horseradish (Horse radish, Armoracia rusticana) is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family. Horseradish has been used in Europe as a cooking spice and medicine for centuries. Horseradish sauce made from horseradish root, vinegar and cream is used in roast beef, sandwiches, salads, soups, meat, chicken, and fish.

Horseradish contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and volatile oils, including mustard oil. Horseradish has the intense pungency and aroma. It is warming, pungent, antibiotic, antibacterial, expectorant, and diuretic. Studies have found that some compounds in horseradish kill some bacterial strains. Horseradish stimulates the body’s immune system, warms body, reduces mucus and excess fluids. Thus it can help treat bronchitis, sinus congestion, cold, urinary tract infections and joint pains.

How to use horseradish – home remedy recipes

To help treat cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, sinus congestion, sciatica, gout, joint pains and swellings. You can make horseradish tea, syrup, tincture and plaster. Here are the home remedy recipes:

1. Horseradish tea

– Fresh horseradish (grated) 1 teaspoon
– Honey 1 teaspoon
– Boiling water 1/2 cup
– Mix horseradish and honey in the water
– Consume it, 2-3 times a day
– This remedy is used for treating bronchitis, asthma, sinus congestion and cold

2. Horseradish syrup

– Fresh horseradish (grated) 4 table spoons
– Honey 1 cup
– Water 1 cup
– Put water in a pot and bring to a boil, then turn off the heat
– Add horseradish to the boiling water, cover it
– Let stand on the stove for 2 hours
– Strain
– Heat the liquid to warm
– Add honey to it, stir and mix well
– Store in a jar
– Consume 1 teaspoon, 2-3 times a day
– This syrup is effective for treating bronchitis, asthma, sinus congestion and cold

3. Horseradish tincture

– Fresh horseradish (grated) 4 table spoons
– Alcohol 55-85% 500ml
– Soak horseradish in alcohol for 2 weeks
– Strain and store in a bottle
– Rub a few drops on the forehead to relieve headache
– Rub it on the affected area to relieve sciatica, gout, joint pains and swellings

4. Horseradish plaster

– Fresh horseradish (grated) 1 table spoon
– Flour 1 table spoon
– Mix horseradish, flour and some water to make a plaster
– Apply it to the forehead to relieve headache
– Apply it to the affected area to relieve rheumatic and arthritic pains and swellings
– Place it on the chest to relieve cold, bronchitis, asthma and sinus congestion
– Be sure to rub the area with oil or put the plaster on a cloth before applying
– Please note, if a burning sensation appears, you should stop the treatment or adjust the ratio of horseradish and flour by adding flour or reducing horseradish
– Use the plaster on the area for 30-60 minutes

Please note, if you suffer from gastric ulcer, goitrous problems or renal illnesses, it is not recommended to consume horseradish. Before using horseradish, you should consult your doctor.


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  • Lin, Chia-Min; Preston, James F, III; Wei, Cheng-I (June 2000). “Antibacterial Mechanism of Allyl Isothiocyanate”. Journal of Food Protection 63 (6): 727–735.

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