The root of the horseradish plant makes a popular condiment,
but also has promising potential in fighting cancer.
You may be familiar with horseradish as a spicy condiment that clears your sinuses, but there’s a lot more to this plant than its pungent aroma. Historically used as a remedy for respiratory and urinary problems, it’s been found in recent studies to help increase human resistance to cancer and to work as a natural antibiotic.
What is Horseradish?
Potent, pucker-inducing, and pretty, cranberries have been around the holiday table for about 400 years. Native Americans used crushed cranberries to preserve pemmican, a dried meat mixture that, thanks to the benzoic acid in the little red berries, stayed well preserved and palatable over the winter. Pilgrims served cranberries at the first Thanksgiving dinner, starting one of many traditions that we still practice today. You may have tried cranberry juice and sauce, or snacked on the dried fruits. But after you learn how powerful these tart berries are, you may want to eat them all year long. (more…)