Horseradishes are spicy and pungent, which makes them the perfect remedy for clearing out the stuffed up sinuses and relieving allergy symptoms. However, the health benefits of horseradishes do not stop there. In fact, due to the several medicinal properties they contain, they can keep your body healthy in many ways.
#1 Reduces Risks of Cancers
Due to the potent oil and antioxidant compounds known as glucosinolates in horseradishes, eating these white roots can help reduce the risks of developing colorectal and lung cancer. Most importantly, the nutrients in horseradishes have the ability to detoxify the body from carcinogens and toxins, and prevent and slow the development of cancerous tumors and inflammatory disease.
#2 Naturally Fights Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Infections
Horseradishes contain antibacterial and antiviral properties, which makes them the perfect remedy for naturally treating bacterial and viral infections naturally. Surprisingly, the root also contains anti-fungal properties that can help treat and fight off most kinds of fungal infections too.
#3 Relieves Sinusitis
It is no surprise that the spicy root’s potent aroma has the ability to clear sinuses. In fact, swallowing the juice extracted from horseradishes with a little bit of wine vinegar mixed in can actually treat sinusitis naturally. Therefore, the next time your nasal ways feel a little stuffed up head to the kitchen for some spicy natural relief instead of heading to the drugstore for a decongestant that could cause side effects.
#4 Reduces Aches and Pains within the Body
Suffering from achy muscles and pains within your body, or suffering from a terrible headache? If so horseradishes contain a natural substance in them that helps provide natural pain relief. Even combining the oil from horseradish in some massage oil and massaging it into your achy body can help provide immediate warming relief similar to a heating pad. Just be careful not to add too much horseradish oil to the massage oil because it could burn the skin.
#5 Fights those Free Radical Cells
Every day, our body is fighting to keep damaging free radical cells away so cancers, diseases and illnesses do not occur. Adding horseradishes to your daily diet can greatly help in the fight against those free radical cells. The spicy root even contains vitamin C, which is an essential nutrient necessary by the body to keep you youthful and beautiful, and your immune system healthy and strong so you can feel your best all the time.
#6 Heals Urinary Tract Infections
If you suffer from urinary tract infections often, adding horseradishes to your diet can help treat and prevent them naturally. This is because horseradishes contain a substance in them that kills off the harmful bacteria that causes them in the first place.
#7 Reduces Water Retention and Bloating
Looking for a natural way to reduce water retention and bloating within the body, horseradishes can help. This is because horseradishes contain a medicinal properties in them that helps act as a natural diuretic that increases urine flow to help flush out those extra fluids from the body so you can feel better again fast. Simply, juice some horseradish with some other fruits and vegetables that contain diuretic properties, drink the healing beverage done and enjoy the natural relief.
Homemade prepared horseradish: Click here for the recipe.