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Vigorous plant with angular furrowed hollow stem that grows up to 1.25 m high. Thick, woody root with acrid odor and taste. Long stalked stem leaves, these are up to 100 cm long, strongly notched. Flowering time is from May to July.

The fresh or dried root (horseradish root - Armoraciae radix) has phytotherapeutic significance. This has no pharmacopoeia quality description.

Constituents: mustard oil glycosides (= glucosinolates);

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But: In combination with capuchin herb by clinical studies proven indications (approval): Acute inflammatory diseases of the bronchi, sinuses and draining urinary tract.
Commission E-monograph: internal and external: catarrh of the respiratory tract,

internal: infections of the draining urinary tract; external: hyperemic treatment for mild muscular pains.

Empirical medicine: stimulation of digestion, adjuvant in liver and gall bladder diseases.

Pharmacodynamics (Effect)
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Effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi, expectorant and diuretic.

Contains the antibiotic ingredients allicin and sinigrin(mustard oil glycoside).

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Horseradish is used in capsule form in combination with nasturtium for urinary tract and respiratory tract infections, also for prophylaxis. Preparation: Angocin® Antiinfekt

Active ingredient: Mustard oils here benzyl mustard oil, allyl mustard oil, which acts against bacteria in the gram-positive range and phenylethylene mustard oil, which acts primarily against bacteria in the gram-negative range.

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Angocin®Anti-Infekt N (200mg nasturtium herb, 80mg horseradish root) The preparation Angocin® is a rational medicinal product, but since 2004 has only been reimbursable for children under 12 years of age. Drug approval by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. Not for children under 4 years of age.

Dosage: Acute infection Adults: 4-5 film-coated tablets 3-5 times/day

Children 3-4 times / day 2-4 film-coated tablets.

Prophylactic lower: 2 x 2 or 3 x 2 tablets, depending on tolerance (stomach) Dose adjustment

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Last updated on: 27.02.2024