Nature’s best antibiotic: How to use horseradish instead of antibiotics

When it comes to fighting bacterial infections and preventing diseases, you should forget about prescription antibiotics and try taking natural antibiotics.

Prescription antibiotics can make your body become resistant to antibiotics. Natural antibiotics, on the other hand, can effectively fight infection without the risk of your body developing resistance.

For many years, raw horseradish has been used for its astonishing medicinal properties. According to Dr. John Christopher’s Herbal Legacy, horseradish can ease colds, coughs, kidney stones and even urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Horseradish health benefits

The white roots of horseradish plant release enzymes that break down a compound known as sinigrin. This triggers the release of mustard oil, responsible for the pungent smell and taste of horseradish.

Horseradish is packed with sinigrin a volatile oil which is broken down in the body to produce a powerful natural antibiotic called allyl isothiocyanate.

Moreover, horseradish is an excellent source of vitamin C. It contains 79.31 mg of per 100g. It also contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, glucose, phosphorus, glutamine, essential oils and acid sulfate.

According to many studies, horseradish can effectively treat UTIs and respiratory infections.

How to use horseradish instead of antibiotics

Dr. Joseph Mercola, a popular health expert and physician, claims that in order to obtain the full benefits of horseradish, there are certain ways you should eat it.

Keep in mind that heating horseradish can reduce the effectiveness of the healing compounds, so make sure to consume it raw.

According to the Baseline of Health Foundation, horseradish can help with the following symptoms:

  • Gout
  • Respiratory problems
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Cancer
  • Dandruff
  • Edema (water retention)
  • Headaches
  • Coughs, colds and asthma
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Colic
  • Skin blemishes and dandruff

Horseradish powerful concoction

Needed ingredients:

  • 1 large horseradish root (6 inches)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey (preferably raw, organic)


Grate the horseradish. Mix with honey and lemon juice and put into a jar. You should seal the jar with an airtight lid and let it stand for 24 hours.

It is recommended to take 1 tablespoon of this mixture 3-4 times a day. You should not dilute it with water. If it burns your throat and sinuses, it means that it is effective.