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Common Name Horseradish
Latin Name Armoracia rusticana
Family Cruciferae
Part Used Root
Gathering Time Late fall
Constituents Essential oils that contain mustard oil, glycosides, sinigrin
Actions Stimulant, carminative, rubefacient, mild laxative, diuretic, hepatic
Common Uses Stimulates digestive process, may be used for sinus and respiratory congestion.
Contraindications Avoid during pregnancy.
Possible Drug Interactions  
Overdose Symptoms Toxic if ingested in large quantities.

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