Published May 5, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Armoraciae rusticanae radix, horseradish.
Horseradish consists of the fresh or dried roots of Armoracia rusticana Ph. Gaertner, B. Meyer et Scherbius (syn. Cochlearia armoracia L.) [Fam. Brassicaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains mustard oil and mustard oil glycosides.
Catarrhs of the respiratory tract; supportive therapy for infections of the urinary tract. External:
Catarrhs of the respiratory tract; hyperemic treatment for minor muscle aches. Contraindications Internal:
Stomach and intestinal ulcers, kidney disorders. No administration to children under the age of 4. Side Effects Internal:
Discomforts of the gastrointestinal tract. Interactions with Other Drugs None known.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
20 g of fresh root; equivalent preparations. External:
Preparations with a maximum of 2 percent mustard oil. Mode of Administration Fresh or dried, cut or ground root, freshly pressed juice as well as other galenical preparations for internal or external applications.