Horseradish (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:armoracia rusticana, cochlearia armoracia, more...German mustard, great raifort, mountain radish, pepperroot, red cole, stingnose
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Suggested Dosing

Root: 6-20 g PO qDay

Capsule: 500-1500 mg PO TID with water at mealtime

Topical: Topical: apply as poultice until a burning sensation

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Suggested Uses

Oral

UTI, urinary stones, upper respiratory tract infections (bronchitis, sinusitis), gout, rheumatism, gallbladder disorders, sciatica pain, & relief of colic

Topical

Inflamed joints or tissues and minor muscle aches

Efficacy

Approved by German Commission E for treatment of respiratory tract infections & supportive treatment for UTI as well as externally for respiratory tract congestion & minor muscle aches

Some preliminary reports indicating benefits, but definitive scientific studies absent

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            Adverse Effects

            GI discomfort, heavy sweating, vomiting

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            GI ulcers, kidney d/o

            Hypothyroidism

            <4 years old

            Pregnancy, lactation

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: contraindicated

            Lactation: contraindicated

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

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            Mechanism of Action

            Contains volatile oils similar to mustard that include glucosinolates (mustard oil glycosides), gluconasturtiin, and sinigrin which have antibacterial function in vitro

            Also contains peroxidase which may have therapeutic properties

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