ARMORACIA RUSTICANA

ARMORACIA RUSTICANA

FAMILY: CRUCIFERAE
HORSERADISH: Very large (to 2′ long) leaves with a vigorous, spreading growth habit: growing from any slight piece of root. Culinary, stimulant, rubefacient, aperient, diuretic. Strong enough to make any hot-chili pepper lover cry. Popular in Eastern Europe (where it is native) for renewing strength after sexual exhaustion. Difficult to grow in the tropics.