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Horseradish, a Glucosinolate

25 Feb

I just love horseradish, and it contains cancer fighting ingredients such as glucosinolates, which increases the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and may supress the growth of tumors.

Horseradish is related to mustard, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables. It has long been a herbal remedy.

A recent study from the University of Illinois found that horseradish can increase human resistance to cancer. We can benefit from its theraputic powers. Another study from the Univesrity of Dundee in Scotand found that it had isothiocyanates and indoles which induce cancer protective genes by specialized transcription factors and that it inactivated the proinflammatory factor-kappa B. Cornell University Department of Animal Science fround that it proects against rectal and colon cancer and enhances several liver enzymes in the detoxification process.

Some people use horseradish for urinary infections. It is thought to help the bladder. There is also something called sinigrin in horseradish that helps with water retension.

It’s been used with dandruff, arthritic polutices because of the rubefacient in it, chest congestion.

Some feel it has protective effects against toxic chemicals.

Actually if you can love horseradish like I do, it has 10 fold more glucosinolates than broccoli.

Source: Life Extension, Nov. 2009, 15 references

 

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