Are you familiar with the modern uses of horseradish? If no, then continue reading below. This post is prepared by one of the best dispensary near Castlemaine and Bendigo.

There are a wide variety of countries and cultures that have utilized horseradish throughout history. It is a well-known herb that has been cultivated for well over 2,000 years; it was known to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. While its early history has been lost to time, it is believed to have originated in Eastern Europe.

Horseradish often eaten as part of the diet, especially in the country where this herb and vinegar were often used as condiments in Germany. On spreading to England and France, it was also found to have medicinal properties. Here, horseradish was used to help treat worms, manage muscular aches and pains, and aid in relieving paralytic complaints.

Energetics & History

Horseradish has a pungent and warming nature that enables it to help with cold conditions. It also helps to open your body so that it can better resolve congestion and expel excess phlegm.

Despite the origin point of this herb being lost to time, there is some interesting history tied to this helping herb. Greek mythology has an oracle telling Apollo that horseradish was worth its weight in gold. Other cultures link the bitterness of horseradish to slavery and eat it as a reminder of harsher times.

Modern Uses of Horseradish

Horseradish is used for a wide variety of purposes, including:

  • Supporting the health of the urinary system,
  • Supporting the healing of small wounds,
  • Stimulation of the circulatory system,
  • Helping with infections of the lungs and bronchi,
  • Supporting and stimulating digestion.
  • Helping to clear out the sinuses.

And if you want to learn more about helping herbs, check out these articles prepared by the best dispensary near Bendigo and Castlemaine. You can also buy certified organic dried herbs from our dispensary for your herbal healing.

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