Plant of the week: Leaves of antibiotic root used to treat scurvy

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Name: Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)

Otherwise known as: Red Cole, Great Railfort, Mountain Radish

Habitat: An herbaceous perennial of the Cruciferae family growing up to 1m in waste areas near running water in south eastern Europe. It grows from a long, thin, rough, white root and produces large, green, spear- shaped, pungent, undulate leaves and displays panices of small, white, single-petalled flowers.

What does it do: The prefix horse referred to its strong and course nature. The ancients were familiar with the plant and Pliny recommended...


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Plant of the week: Leaves of antibiotic root used to treat scurvy


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