Do you like horseradish? I do and so do my children. When the older two were three and five, we ate at a place called Sir Beef in Kentucky. The ex hated horseradish and could not stand to be in the car with the three fire-breathers. Arby's is the only place I can think of that is like Sir Beef, except that Sir Beef had a stronger sauce.
I read that most Chinese restaurants use horseradish instead of wasabi. That may or may not be true. At any rate, the hot sauce is delish to me. People warn me and then wonder how I can use so much.
When I have a sinus problem that otc medicine and hot broth does not seem to cure, I suck the Horsey Sauce packages from Arby's. I still use all my other otc and hot chicken broth.
My pharmacist told me that horseradish has antibacterial properties. That was enough for me! I now have horseradish root about five inches long that cost me $5. from Publix. This bit of root will be used judiciously!
I read this article and another from Mother Earth News, here, one from WebMD and others. I am convinced. I read several ways to prepare it after grating. Horseradish grated into sour cream to serve with beef seems palatable. However, the grated horseradish will go into a bit of Greek yogurt I have.
Horseradish helps with recurrent UTIs and sinusitis. There are claims it helps with cancer and gout, among other things. It works for so many other conditions, including strep. Right now, fixing the sinus congestion is my goal. It is an ancient remedy.
A new plant will grow from the root. Maybe mine will from a bit of this root. Since it is an invasive plant, it needs to grow in a pot. Fall is the time to dig up the root and plant, so maybe I should wait until then. Maybe I can find someone who will give me a starter root.
Has anyone had experience growing horseradish? Have you used it medicinally with benefits? Do you use it freshly grated on grilled steaks?