Common horseradish is a rather useful and medicinal plant. Its roots are rich in vitamins, especially C, essential oils, enzymes, glycosides. They contain salts of potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as sugar, proteins, starch, bitter substances, mustard oil and resins. Antibiotic properties have a therapeutic effect in inflammatory processes of the mucous membranes. Its infusion can be disinfected and refresh the oral cavity. It is also useful for toothache (for rinsing), for scurvy. With scurvy, 1 teaspoon of grated horseradish is bred with 1 glass of wine or beer. This infusion is taken 1 teaspoon 3 times a day. Essential oil contained in horseradish, in small doses, stimulates appetite, enhancing the secretion of digestive glands. Fresh horseradish contains the protein substance lysozyme, which destroys the cell walls of bacteria, and it determines the antimicrobial properties.