A Natural Condiment
Above is a woodcut of horseradish from Leonhard Fuch's New
Kreuterbuch (1543). Early writers of herbals claimed that horseradish had
beneficial properties such as stimulating appetite, reducing sciatica, relieving
colic, ridding children of worms, and acting as an aphrodisiac.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prepared by C.C. Doll, area Extension adviser in fruits and vegetables;
J.W. Courter, professor of horticulture; and J. S. Vanfemark, professor
emeritus of horticulture. Supported in part by the St. Clair, Monroe and
Madison Counties Vegetable Growers Association, Granite City, Illinois.