Horseradish & Its Skin Benefits

A Super Root with Super Skin Advatanges

July is National Horseradish Month, and while you make think of it as that condiment or that spice to jazz up your shrimp cocktail sauce, it is actually a super root that is great for your body both inside and out.  Horseradish dates to ancient time for treating various ailments and afflictions.  Fast forward to modern day, and it is found to have very beneficial properties for hair and skin. 

Here are some great tips to keep in mind as you grate your horseradish:

  1. Horseradish treats skin discolorations.  When age spots and skin discoloration occur, horseradish helps lighten the skin in a natural way.  Mix apple cider vinegar, horseradish and let it marinate for about two weeks with a light lid jar. Shake it every day and keep the mixture refrigerated.  After two weeks, strain the mixture.  Dip a cotton ball in it and apply to achieve an evenly toned skin.  You can also use it on freckles.  
  2. Bye-Bye Blemishes. Grate horseradish then mix it with buttermilk and glycerin to feel the benefits on blemishes. Let the paste sit overnight and then strain it. Apply the homemade lotion on your skin and you will see that it lightens pimples, blackheads and acne.
  3. Suffering from melasma? Well, horseradish can help with that! Melasma is a common condition where brown patches appear on the face. Simply cut horseradish into slices and directly rub on your skin. Allow it to dry than rinse with water. Repeat once a week and sure enough those patches will fade and be a thing of the past.
  4. Hair loss got you down? There are antioxidants in horseradish that have been linked to helping regenerate hair and prevent hair loss. The secret. Horseradish improves circulation to the scalp.  Simply grind down horseradish and apply the paste to your scalp for about 20 minutes.  Shampoo as usual. It also works well to treat dandruff.
  5. Some people apply horseradish directly to the skin to treat painful and swollen joints as well as muscle aches and pains.

Author Platinum Dermatology — Published August 10, 2019