horseradish

Last updated on: 05.05.2022

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

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

Constituents: mustard oil glycosides (= glucosinolates);

HMPC: not edited

But: In combination with Capuchin cress herb, indications proven by clinical studies (marketing authorisation): 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 urinary tract; external: hyperaemic treatment of mild muscular pains.

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

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

Preparations
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Angocin® Antiinfect. The preparation Angocin is one of the rational drugs, but since 2004 it has only been reimbursable for children under 12 years of age. Drug approval by the Bunsesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinbrodukte.

Literature
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  1. Goos KH et al. (2013) Efficacy and tolerability of an herbal medicine containing capuchin herb and horseradish for acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis, and acute cystitis compared with other therapies under conditions of daily practice. Drug Research. 56: 249-257
  2. Lau I et al. (2018) Phytotherapy in catheter-associated urinary tract infection: Observational study recording the efficacy and safety of a fixed combination containing Tropaeoli majoris herba and Armoraciae rusticanae radix]. Urologist A. 57:1472-1480
  3. Conrad A et al. (2006) In vitro studies on the antibacterial activity of a combination of the haulm of nasturtium (Tropaeoli majoris herba) and of the roots of horseradish (Armoraciae rusticanae radix) [In vitro study to evaluate the antibacterial activity of a combination of the haulm of nasturtium (Tropaeoli majoris herba) and of the roots of horseradish (Armoraciae rusticanae radix)]. Drug Research 56:842-849

Last updated on: 05.05.2022