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Horseradish Moon

It always falls on July every year.

Horseradish is a plant of the crucifer family. It is widespread in Europe and Asia. Horseradish grows in North Africa, North America or New Zealand and is grown as a seasoning. Only horseradish is grown in the Czech Republic.

The country of origin is considered Moldova and southern Ukraine and grows in the valleys of larger rivers. Horseradish in the wild grows in deep soils in damp and hospitable places along reservoirs and watercourses.

Horseradish grows to a height of 50 - 120 cm. Horseradish is grown as root vegetables and is used as a side dish (sausage) or added to some drinks (Bloody Mary). Horseradish can also be used as a remedy for poorly healing wounds, inflamed joints, flu, pneumonia, and can also be used to prevent various diseases (also against cancer). Horseradish stimulates appetite and has a positive effect on the digestive tract, facilitates coughing, treats airway inflammation and has a mild diuretic effect. Horseradish is good to be taken regularly due to the high content of vitamin C but it also helps prevent diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi. Horseradish is useful as a supportive agent in the treatment of jaundice, inflammation of the liver, protracted urinary tract infections and intestines. Horseradish does not contain any calories and fat.

Sailors used it against scurvy due to vitamin C. He was considered an aphrodisiac.

Horseradish contains vitamin C, provitamin A - carotenes, minerals (iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium), antibacterial and phytonocidal (plant antibiotic) substances. In 100g horseradish is 50 mg of vitamin C. Horseradish contains mustard oils, glycosides, sinapine.

You can use the #NationalHorseradishMonth hashtag or social networks.