Scientific Name: Cochlearia armoracia
Horseradish is a powerful antioxidant. Its extract is known to improve the skin’s appearance and promote the production of collagen which helps with skin firmness and improving elasticity.
Legend has it the Delphic oracle told Apollo: “The radish is worth its weight in lead, the beet its weight in silver, the horseradish its weight in gold.” Ancient Greeks and Romans cultivated this herb for medicinal uses such as back pain and menstrual cramps. By the 1600s the Europeans were using this herb to spice up their roast beef.