Health benefits of horseradish

Published October 12, 2022

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What is horseradish?

Horseradish is a herb that belongs to the Brassicaceae family along with broccoli, cabbage, mustard, and wasabi. It contains volatile pungent compounds called mustard oils and is used as a cheaper substitute for wasabi. Horseradish has been cultivated for over 2000 years and is still used as a condiment and for its health benefits.

The active constituents of horseradish

Horseradish root contains mustard oil glycosides which the body converts to allyl isothiocyanate.

Medicinal actions of horseradish

Horseradish is used in traditional Western herbal medicine.

Horseradish is sometimes combined in formulas with other herbs and nutrients such as garlic and vitamin C.

Horseradish and supplementation

Horseradish can be easily added to food as a condiment and is available as a supplement.

Look for horseradish in the Nature’s Own™ range  in combination with other herbal extracts.


Learn about which Nature's Own product may be appropriate for you.

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