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HORSERADISH (Armoracia rusticana): This plant is a perfect example of food as medicine. Popular since the middle ages, this stimulating root native to Europe has been used as a digestive bitter, being consumed as a condiment, extract, and even in ceremonial settings. Horseradish is part of the five bitter herbs eaten by Jewish people during Passover. Another traditional application of this food medicine, is combining it with wine to stimulate the whole nervous system and cause perspiration. Horseradish is an effective anti-inflammatory when used internally and topically, by bringing blood to the affected area. Along with its anti-microbial constituents this root is an expectorant found effective when treating respiratory illnesses. As anyone who has ever eaten this spicy root knows, horseradish is also very effective in opening up the sinuses. Contains: Fresh certified organic Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), certified organic cane alcohol and distilled water. Caution: Not to be used during pregnancy. Excessive doses may irritate G.I. tract. Avoid getting in eyes or on skin.