Growing horseradish is possible in a wide range of climates because they are such tough, persistent plants. Horseradish roots are harvested from fall through winter, providing plenty of warmth to winter meals. This guide includes descriptions of the types of horseradish and tips for growing this flavor-packed root crop in your organic garden. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.
Horseradish used to be used a lot more in herbal medicine than it is today. It is stimulant, carminative, digestive, rubefacient, mild laxative, diuretic, hepatic, antiseptic, vulnerary, circulatory, emmenagogue, expectorant, vermifuge, counterirritant, immunostimulant, antioxidant, antitumor, and antimicrobial.